Michael Chammas NSW back-rower Greg Bird was reluctant to label Queensland's two team changes as a sign of panic but criticised the Maroons' decision to dump Titans teammate Ashley Harrison.
Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley expects Queensland to maintain their loyalty policy and stick with the same side for game two.
Michael Chammas Not since 2000 have Queensland played an Origin game without one of Darren Lockyer or Petero Civoniceva, but Blues prop James Tamou dismissed the notion the Maroons would field their weakest team...
Michael Chammas QUEENSLAND Origin coach Mal Meninga has assured Manly they will have star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans back in time for Sunday afternoon's match against Sydney Roosters.
Michael Chammas EVANDER CUMMINS is no Billy Slater, but the St George Illawarra and NSW under-20s fullback was the next best thing yesterday, imitating the Maroons superstar in an opposed session against the Blues.
Michael Chammas BILLY SLATER described it as one of the toughest decisions of his career to pull out of Wednesday night's series decider with a knee injury.
Michael Chammas When Brian Smith was at the helm of Parramatta, whispers of a so-called rising star named Tony Williams were as loud as the noise he's created leading into tonight's series decider.
Michael Chammas Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is considering retiring from representative football, but not until he ticks off the final two achievements on his list.
Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will be forced to go to the judiciary to defend a dangerous contact charge that isn't as bad as one that went unpunished six weeks earlier.
State of Origin
Michael Chammas Nathan Merritt and Josh Dugan were the beneficiaries of forced changes for game two but after Wednesday night's loss, at least one of them is likely to face the axe for the decider.
Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas A foot injury has Paul Gallen racing the clock but Blues teammate James Maloney is confident he won't miss game three with a cracked cheekbone.
Round 14 line-up
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 14.
Round 15 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 15.
Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas NSW could look to play Jarryd Hayne and Josh Dugan in next month's Origin decider as they look to spark their blunted attack.
Michael Chammas Heart, desire and a dash of anger – the ingredients to the recipe for vengeance. None showed it more than Queensland's No.9 and leader, Cameron Smith.
Michael Chammas South Sydney might have had the Superman emblem imprinted on their jerseys on Friday night but if they are to end the club's premiership drought this season, it's going to be anything but a one-man...
Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley has hit out at criticism of halfback Mitchell Pearce and has rejected claims a loss in Origin III will be the No.7's last game in a Blues jersey.
Round 16 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 16.
Michael Chammas, Michael Carayannis A dejected Nathan Merritt has pleaded with Blues coach Laurie Daley to give him a shot at redemption in game three after a horror Origin debut on Wednesday night.
Round 13 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 13.