Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Long-serving Civoniceva still a crucial part of Meninga's Maroons

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

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Wrecking ball Williams can be deciding factor in Maroons' destruction

Tony Williams

Greg Prichard Tony Williams is the most important player in State of Origin III.

Daley turns to Stuart in first step on Origin quest

Laurie Daley

Greg Prichard NEWLY-appointed NSW coach Laurie Daley will meet with his predecessor, Ricky Stuart, tomorrow to kick-start his planning for next year's State of Origin campaign.

Meninga locks in Cronk at No.7 but leaves bench open for Cherry-Evans

Cooper Cronk

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga last night declared Cooper Cronk would definitely be the Queensland halfback for this year's State of Origin series, ending speculation that Daly Cherry-Evans could knock...

Petero's Origin intent is as strong as ever

Greg Prichard Petero Civoniceva is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

Power play: Blues prepared to pair Sims with Williams for extra impact

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Greg Prichard Don't be surprised if NSW go with a double whammy of second-row powerhouses off the bench in Tariq Sims and Tony Williams for Origin I against Queensland.

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Price fears determined, desperate Blues outfit

Pic shows Steve Price wrapped up by Nathan Hindmarsh during the first half of the State Of Origin at Telstra Stadium. 13th June 2007  Fairfax Sport/ NSW V QLD State of Origin  Photo by Dallas Kilponen/dak.

Greg Prichard FORMER Queensland great Steve Price says he is more nervous about the potential for NSW to knock over the record-breaking Maroons in the State of Origin series than he has been for many years.

Farah puts up hand for Origin

Greg Prichard Robbie Farah has banged down the door to the hooking job in a NSW side that desperately needs the match-winning qualities of in-form players like him if it is going to have any chance of ending...

Houdini routine shows Farah has what it takes to be Origin hooker

Robbie Farah

Greg Prichard ROBBIE FARAH has banged down the door to the hooking job in a NSW side that desperately needs the match-winning qualities of in-form players like him if it is to have any chance of ending...

Carney has the tricks to take Origin by storm

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Greg Prichard 1 Todd Carney must play sensationally for NSW to have a chance of winning game one and getting the jump on Queensland in the State of Origin series.

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So little between the sides, but so much room to improve for game two

Greg Prichard The Blues are going to get better in this series, but so are Queensland. It's a matter of whether the Blues can fine-tune things enough to win in Sydney and create momentum going into a decider on...

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Paul Gallen

Greg Prichard Greg Prichard pinpoints five important themes from Origin I.

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Talking points

Sharks star has to show he's back to brilliant best

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Greg Prichard Tonight's game between Parramatta and Cronulla will give NSW a good idea of their chances against Queensland in State of Origin II.

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Tigers’ Woods more than ready to tee off in Origin

Greg Prichard The performances of Aaron Woods and Keith Galloway for Wests Tigers in the rain against Melbourne was a reminder of how valuable they might be against Queensland on Wednesday, particularly since the...

Ricky gets personal to put Carney at ease

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard, Dominic Bossi TODD CARNEY said a lunchtime chat yesterday with NSW coach Ricky Stuart - in which they talked about life, rather than football - put him in the right frame of mind to begin making his mark on State...

Outcast grabs second chance

Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

ANALYSIS

Farah's got what it takes, regardless of whether NSW can break drought

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Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

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Commission chief backs Kasiano for Queensland

Sam Kasiano

Greg Prichard ARL Commission chairman John Grant says that if Sam Kasiano is qualified to play State of Origin for Queensland, then he has every right to play it - and that if the New Zealand Rugby League wants to...

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Bowen is favoured as No.1 pick for fullback

Adrian Proszenko, Greg Prichard Matt Bowen is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

Meninga interested in Kasiano, but not for Origin decider

Sam Kasiano

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga says he doesn't intend picking Sam Kasiano for State of Origin III.