Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THEY have won seven consecutive State of Origin series and predictably dominated the national squad - and on Saturday night the Queenslanders managed to hijack the Australian victory celebrations,...
Glenn Jackson So Queensland are what Queensland are not used to; down. But coach Mal Meninga, while stressing that the Maroons had "a bit of work to do" in order to continue their winning streak, maintained his...
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...
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.
Glenn Jackson While Blues coach Ricky Stuart has made his displeasure clear about travelling to Melbourne for game one of another crucial State of Origin series for NSW, Jarryd Hayne can see the brighter side.
Glenn Jackson IF YOU had told Greg Bird in 2008, after he had won man-of-the-match honours in a game-one win against Queensland, that the Blues would lose that series, as well as the next three, he would not have...
Glenn Jackson IN HIS regular conversations with Dave Taylor over the past few days, since he was cut by Queensland, South Sydney coach Michael Maguire knew his star player understood how best to respond.
Glenn Jackson After eight straight series defeats, where do you turn? In NSW's case, following Queensland's record era of State of Origin dominance, you turn to the dark side. Dark as in black; as in All Black.
Glenn Jackson He has not played a representative match since 2010, but there appears to be less doubt than there ever has been that Manly's Jamie Lyon is the best centre in the NRL.
Glenn Jackson He has polarised opinion this week, but Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah will at least know that his NSW teammates think rather highly of him.
Glenn Jackson ANDREW JOHNS' grace on the field was matched by a humility off it, after he was named rugby league's eighth Immortal last night. ''I'm lost for words,'' Johns said.
Glenn Jackson THE prospect of a full-time Australian rugby league coach - which garnered the support yesterday of NSW captain Paul Gallen - will be put to the ARL Commission during discussions as to whether Tim...
Glenn Jackson The NRL's integrity unit is investigating claims by a Brisbane woman that she was assaulted by South Sydney's Queensland forward Ben Te'o last month.
Glenn Jackson James Maloney would love to take the credit for providing the calm in Mitchell Pearce's game. Yet the Roosters five-eighth, now the NSW five-eighth, is not sure he can.
Glenn Jackson NSW players believe there is a silver lining to facing an eighth straight series loss.
Glenn Jackson Early Sunday morning, Johnathan Thurston was considered to be in some doubt for Origin I, having missed training and been quarantined from his teammates.
Glenn Jackson Rugby league can be a small world. After his NSW squad trained against the Cronulla under 20s outfit at Kogarah on Sunday, Laurie Daley asked about the young half who had played the role of...
Glenn Jackson They might have had to search long and hard to find it, but NSW players believe there is a silver lining to facing an eighth-straight series defeat; if they do end Queensland's streak, their own...
Glenn Jackson Paul Gallen can see the end. Of Queensland's streak, but also of his own relentless role in it all. He can see a time when, instead of throwing his body into a group of Queensland forwards, he is...