Michael Chammas Queensland have saved face after losing the first two matches of the State of Origin series by beating NSW in the finale at Suncorp Stadium.
Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?
Michael Chammas Queensland are contemplating taking one of the biggest gambles of their record eight-year run, weighing up the notion of moving Greg Inglis to five-eighth for game two in Sydney.
Michael Chammas NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson etched his name into State of Origin folklore by scoring the winning try to beat Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night for the Blues to win their first series...
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 NSW coach Laurie Daley expects Queensland to maintain their loyalty policy and stick with the same side for game two.
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 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 Two months ago, it was feared Adam Reynolds was on the outer at South Sydney after he was benched, but now the club is making plans to extend his contract.
Michael Chammas When it comes to controversial eligibility selections, James Tamou is right up there with Greg Inglis and Israel Folau.
Michael Chammas They have broken Queensland's eight-year dominance, now NSW are on the verge of becoming the greatest defensive team in State of Origin history.
Michael Chammas State of Origin is rugby league’s golden goose. But how much does it cost, how much does it bring in, and who benefits?
Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey contemplated resting Daly Cherry-Evans on Saturday night but insists the halfback wanted to move on from the disappointment of Origin.
Michael Chammas Under-fire referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins have retained their spots and will control game two despite NSW officials being left furious with their game one performance.
Michael Chammas NSW will bank on an untried centre-wing combination after Josh Dugan and Will Hopoate were named to make their returns for the Blues.
Michael Chammas The Sharks are out of finals contention but Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen isn't short of motivation, desperate to avoid winning the wooden spoon this season.
Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.