Chris Wilson Raiders prop David Shillington admits it will be tough to win back his Queensland representative jersey.
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.
Phil Lutton Greg Inglis has made systematically crushing the dreams of NSW Origin opponents somewhat of an art form.
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...
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.
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.
Phil Lutton It was 22 minutes, hopelessly out of position but never out of his depth. Daly Cherry-Evans is only 24 but after patiently waiting for his first Origin chance, he looked as if he'd played a dozen.
State of Origin
Adrian Proszenko Brian Smith says James McManus is the ''right choice'' for the task of shutting down Greg Inglis and Darius Boyd, describing the winger as one of the NRL's most professional players.
Steve Mascord Melbourne Storm and NSW back-rower Ryan Hoffman does not believe Queensland are headed for an Origin slump because of their ageing squad, and cites two Storm teammates as evidence of the Maroons'...
Michael Carayannis Beware James Maloney, the Queenslanders are coming for you again.
Phil Lutton Greg Inglis says Darius Boyd, media recluse and Origin try machine, does all the talking he needs on the field.
Brad Walter Queensland make it eight series wins in a row as NSW squander a glut of possession.
Nsw 10 Queensland 12 ''It's gr8 m8, 8 St8 of Origins in a row.''
State Of Origin
Michael Carayannis Johnathan Thurston has called on Mal Meninga to stay at the helm of the Maroons as the Queensland legend ponders his coaching future.
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.
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.
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.
Phil Lutton While the state of New South Wales inhales after good news about Paul Gallen's knee, the anxiety north of the border among those responsible for picking Queensland's Origin squad chiefly surrounds...