Phil Lutton Queensland coach Mal Meninga has initiated a generational change within the Maroons with veterans David Shillington and Ashley Harrison dropped for game two in Brisbane
Phil Lutton Queensland selectors are set to unleash Canberra backrower Josh Papalii in State of Origin II as part of a revamp that is also likely to feature Manly's classy number seven Daly Cherry-Evans.
Phil Lutton It was only one line from Justin Hodges. But it provided a peek behind the iron curtain of a Queensland Origin side that has rarely doubted its ability to dominate, let alone rebound from defeat.
Phil Lutton Breaking up is hard to do. But sometimes people, footballers even, just grow apart. Sigh.
Phil Lutton After seven years of success, Mal Meninga remains a puppet master capable of pulling all the right strings within his Queensland side, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton, Marissa Calligeros Queensland's State of Origin preparations were thrown off course on Wednesday as the Ben Te'o saga engulfed the Coolum camp when Katie Lewis, the woman who alleges he assaulted her, took her case to...
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Phil Lutton The Maroons think critics have missed a trick if they believe their side is chronically underpowered going into the Origin opener in Sydney
Phil Lutton One round to play, one spot to fill. Queensland selectors will keep an eagle eye on this weekend's NRL games before deciding on a key final addition to their State of Origin stocks.
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...
Phil Lutton FOOTBALL appears to be the furthest thing from the mind of Ben Barba as he begins the long process of dealing with the off-field issues that have clouded his rugby league future.
Phil Lutton With Queensland being forced into changes for the State of Origin decider, Phil Lutton hands out his grades to the aspirants involved in Brisbane’s win over Souths last night.
Phil Lutton ANOTHER farewell tour is about to begin at Red Hill and rumble right through the middle of an Origin series.
Phil Lutton AS FAR as plans of attack go, it's neither cunning nor clandestine nor particularly complicated. It does have a name, though, says Johnathan Thurston: ''Two up for GI.''
Phil Lutton If Queensland fans are looking for a staunch defence of the referees' decision to award Greg Inglis that controversial try last night, Inglis himself is about the last guy to ask.
Phil Lutton New South Wales will be confronted with a Maroons side stacked with in-form stars and a colossal bench when Mal Meninga unveils his squad tonight for the Origin opener.
Phil Lutton New South Wales may think it's broken after going close in game one but Queensland selectors have seen nothing that requires fixing, unveiling the same 17-man squad for the second Origin in Sydney on...
Phil Lutton The try that sealed it might have been ridiculous, but so too is Queensland's remarkable ability to claw out a State of Origin win.
Phil Lutton For the men tasked with meeting on Monday afternoon to select Queensland’s State of Origin squad, the result of the Brisbane-Gold Coast derby mattered less than the quality of its contents.
Phil Lutton Queensland has played down Josh Papalii’s role as a 'Gallen stopper' in State of Origin II but the thunderous Maroons rookie says he won’t take a backward step if things heat up at Suncorp Stadium.