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Hayne gets NSW Origin license to roam

Jarryd Hayne will have a license to roam in next week's State of Origin opener as NSW coach Laurie Daley maximises the returning star's attacking threat. The hero of the Blues' 2014 series win as fullback, Hayne has been named at centre in his first series since, marking just the second...

Walters not sweating on Myles' fitness

Manly player Nate Myles during the Round 10 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) Jarrod Wallace may be on standby but veteran Queensland prop Nate Myles has been backed to overcome injury and continue...

Milford caps comeback with Qld selection

Anthony Milford of the Broncos offloads a pass as he is tackled by George Burgess of the Rabbitohs during the Round 8 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) This time last year Anthony Milford...

Morris, Peats and Pearce in for Blues

New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley(AAP Image/Paul Miller) NSW have made six changes to the team that claimed last year's dead rubber for next week's State of Origin series-opener against Queensland. Nathan Peats and Jake Trbojevic will make their State of Origin debuts for NSW in the series-opener next...

Qld snub Billy Slater for Origin opener

Queensland Maroons State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) Billy Slater's State of Origin career may be over with the veteran fullback overlooked by Queensland for next week's series opener. Maroons selectors have snubbed Slater, again handing incumbent Darius Boyd the No.1 Queensland jersey Origin I at Suncorp Stadium on...

NSW to buck 16-year trend in Origin halves

  New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.(AAP Image/Paul Miller) NSW will turn back the clock and reunite a previous halves pairing at the start of a series for the first time since 2001, should Mitchell Pearce return for next week's State of Origin clash with Queensland. Coach Laurie Daley is...

NRL admit blunder which cruelled Dogs

Michael Gordon of the Roosters is tackled by Moses Mbye of the Bulldogs during the Round 11 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) The NRL have admitted to a refereeing blunder which cost Canterbury the...

Knights' Brown bemoans lack of 50-50 calls

Knights coach Nathan Brown (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has bemoaned a handful of crucial refereeing decisions that he claims cost his team crucial momentum in Sunday's NRL defeat to Penrith. In post-game comments that could attract the attention of the governing body, Brown also lamented at what he believes...