Phil Lutton Queensland's worst fears came true in Origin one when Greg Inglis failed to get anywhere near enough ball to terrorise NSW. The Maroons have vowed to make sure history doesn't repeat in game two.
Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest origin team of them all.
Glenn Jackson NSW coach Laurie Daley says Queensland's decision to highlight perceived illegal tactics at the ruck is a sign of desperation by the Maroons, and lays bare the pressure they are under for Wednesday...
Phil Lutton They are a group of stars at the core of what has been called the greatest Origin team of them all. And they may have been damned with praise, with Cameron Smith conceding a glut of admiration at...
Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.
Steve Jancetic NSW Origin skipper Paul Gallen has welcomed Queensland putting a target on his head in State of Origin II, the rugged prop believing the tactic will play into the Blues' hands.
State of Origin
Phil Lutton Queensland captain Cameron Smith says Trent Merrin's attack to the head of Brent Tate in game two typified the lack of respect NSW took to Suncorp Stadium a fortnight ago.
Laine Clark They may be 1-0 down in the State of Origin series but Queensland coach Mal Meninga reckons there is no place he would rather be.
Malcolm Knox New cricket coach, new Labor leader, same old Queensland. Could it have been otherwise? From Sam Thaiday’s second-minute try, predictors of a NSW win looked not only mistaken but in need of...
Phil Gould There is no other way to describe what happened in Brisbane last night as anything other than Queensland dishing out an Origin football lesson to the NSW Blues.
Roy Masters The first and last penalties of Wednesday night's second State of Origin match told the story of NSW's disrespectful attitude.
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley was disappointed with Trent Merrin for his lack of discipline in Origin II - but not as unhappy as he was with the performance of referees Shayne Hayne and Ashley Klein.
State of Origin
Glenn Jackson Before Australia decides, a decider. Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be, and so this year's Blues became the latest to be ambushed by a...
Glenn Jackson, Brisbane Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be.
Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.
Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders and Australian Kangaroos prop David Shillington has been dropped from the Queensland Origin team, two weeks after starting for the Maroons in the series opener.
Brett Keeble Storm coach Craig Bellamy is confident Queensland stars Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk will line up for the Maroons in Origin II at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday week.
Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane
Jon Tuxworth Former Queensland hooker Kerrod Walters says the Maroons won't be bothered by the NRL's hard-line stance on fighting, insisting they would view winning Origin II as the ultimate square-up.
Phil Lutton THE first thing you notice when you meet Josh Papalii in the flesh is he is built like a Samoan He-Man figure. That, and his still-strong New Zealand accent. Arise, NSW conspiracy theorists.