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Pearce still has Origin fire in belly

Former NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce admits he still has the fire in his belly. But he continues to throw his support behind Cody Walker and Nathan Cleary after they were unable to steer the Blues to a victory in State of Origin I. Pearce, who has yet to taste Origin success in...

Titans grant Ash Taylor personal NRL leave

Embattled Gold Coast star Ash Taylor has been granted leave to address some personal issues in another blow for the struggling NRL club. Taylor has been under immense criticism as part of a Titans side that has won just three of their opening 12 games to sit 15th on the ladder. "In...

Cody Walker was star of Origin I: Bennett

Wayne Bennett has rallied behind his five-eighth Cody Walker, saying the NSW rookie was "probably the star of the show" in State of Origin I despite his controversial second-half axing. The Blues were leading 8-6 in the 56th minute on Wednesday when Walker was hooked from the field in favour of...

Storm rep stars set for Warriors NRL clash

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has joked Felise Kaufusi may be asked to wear his Queensland jumper under his Storm strip after a barnstorming performance in the Maroons' State of Origin I win. Ahead of their NRL clash with the Warriors in Auckland on Saturday, Bellamy said his representative players - Kaufusi,...

Souths' Reynolds out of Knights NRL clash

Adam Reynolds has been ruled out of South Sydney's NRL clash with Newcastle due to a back fracture that may sideline him for a few weeks. The injury will also end his chances of NSW State of Origin selection for game two. "It's serious enough that he can't play but it's not...

Ponga slips straight into Slater's No.1

Kalyn Ponga spent the week with Billy Slater then spent a night proving his Queensland No.1 jersey was in safe hands The Newcastle fullback was brilliant for the Maroons in his run-on debut, throwing a superb long ball to set up the second of Dane Gagai's tries while covering his own...

What you need to know from Origin I

STATE OF ORIGIN I AT A GLANCE * RESULT: Queensland 18 (tries: Dane Gagai 2, Corey Oates; goals: Kalyn Ponga 3) bt NSW 14 (tries: Josh Morris, Jake Trbojevic; goals: Nathan Cleary 3) * KEY MOMENT: The scores were locked at 8-8 and despite having centre Latrell Mitchell in the sin-bin NSW...

Beattie kiboshes Folau NRL comeback bid

ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie has slammed the door shut on Israel Folau's bid to return to the NRL after his sacking by Rugby Australia. Beattie had ruled out allowing the dual international back into the game which made him a star following his social media posts, in which he claimed...
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