Phil Lutton Maybe short-term deals with vets like Tuqiri will become the norm, rather than a novelty, as coaches try to pad their squads with not only talent, but experience.
Phil Lutton South Sydney look destined to lose superstar backrower Sam Burgess, with the UK's Daily Mail reporting he will switch codes at the end of the season to play rugby union.
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 One week down, so much goodness/angst/action/drama/JSoward to digest. Here we go...
Phil Lutton Winger Dale Copley hasn't lost faith in finals appearance.
Phil Lutton NRL chief executive Dave Smith has stood firm on the Origin eligibility rules, even if it means South Sydney prospect Luke Keary misses out on playing for his preferred state of Queensland.
Phil Lutton Just when rugby league starts to forget all about Chris Sandow, he drags us back in.
Phil Lutton Live: Broncos v Souths
Phil Lutton Brisbane captain Sam Thaiday believes the double spear tackles on South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis could be a turning point in the way the game deals with dangerous throws.
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 If death and taxes are life's certainties, then Origin must be at the other end of the spectrum. Even with a stranglehold on the interstate series and a settled core of champions, chaos theory has...
Phil Lutton Queensland rugby league selectors will be given the green light to pick Ben Te'o in the State of Origin squad as the South Sydney forward continues to weather assault allegations.
Phil Lutton Everybody loses when footballers are accused of behaving badly. It's a seasonal staple that has cropped up again this week with Ben Te'o facing allegations of assaulting a woman in a Brisbane home.
State of Origin
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 Queensland's worst fears came true in Origin one when Greg Inglis failed to get anywhere near enough ball to terrorise NSW. The Maroons have vowed to make sure history doesn't repeat in game two.
Phil Lutton Live: Cowboys v Broncos
Phil Lutton If Queensland's confidence levels and wells of self-belief have been topped up even further heading into Origin game two, there's one very compelling reason. He answers to “Greg Inglis”.
Phil Lutton Sports performance expert says Justin Hodges grew up with poor running mechanics that set in motion the chain of events that have seen him become one of rugby league’s most injury prone stars.