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.
Phil Lutton THE first thing you notice when you meet Josh Papalii in the flesh is he is built like a Samoan He-Man figure. That, and his still-strong New Zealand accent. Arise, NSW conspiracy theorists.
Phil Lutton He may be New Zealand born, but Josh Papalii is proudly Logan-bred and a force of nature most Blues will be trying to avoid come Origin II.
Steve Mascord, Phil Lutton KANGAROOS five-eighth Johnathan Thurston has labelled touch judges glorified fans, resulting in an invitation to referees headquarters so their roles can be explained.
Phil Lutton It's not Panthers or Roosters that worry the Gold Coast Titans. At Robina, snakes are are much more pressing matter.