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Ex-Blue's tips has Gagai kicking goals

Queensland winger Dane Gagai will use the tips he's learnt alongside forgotten NSW half Adam Reynolds if he's given the Maroons' goal-kicking duties in the State of Origin decider. Gagai is one of a handful of contenders set to fill the goal-kicking void left by Kalyn Ponga's injury-enforced absence for Queensland...

Norman won't hold back on Origin debut

Queensland five-eighth Corey Norman insists he won't hold back on debut in next week's State of Origin decider. The St George Illawarra playmaker has vowed to be vocal and lead from the front against NSW as the Maroons attempt to bounce back from their mauling in Perth to regain the Origin...

Guide to the Qld Origin III team

HOW QUEENSLAND SHAPE UP FOR ORIGIN III Fullback - Cameron Munster (age 24) Origins: 6 Origin tries: 0 A frustrated fullback despite playing his entire Origin career in the halves, the Melbourne star finally gets the chance to shine at No.1 in the decider after replacing injured X-factor Kalyn Ponga. Winger - Corey Oates (age...

Bellamy backs Croft to lead young Storm

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has backed 21-year-old halfback Brodie Croft to step up as chief playmaker in the absence of Queensland star Cameron Munster. Croft will help guide Munster's replacement at five-eighth Billy Walters, the son of Maroons coach Kevin Walters, through his NRL debut against St George on Thursday night. Croft...

Pearce hoping eighth time an Origin charm

When Mitchell Pearce runs onto ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night and looks across at his opposite number, for the first time in his State of Origin career he won't see a likely future Immortal staring back him. Having coveted the Origin shield for most of his life, Pearce lines up a...

Norman perfect as Qld Origin No.6: Gillett

On paper, Corey Norman appears a huge risk after being named to make his Queensland debut as starting five-eighth in a State of Origin series decider. But after making his NRL debut alongside Norman 10 seasons ago, Maroons backrower Matt Gillett reckons there is "no better bloke" than the St George...

Qld's McGuire dismisses Origin critics

Say what you will about Josh McGuire - and his critics certainly have - but the Queensland forward reckons he doesn't care what people think of him. Which is probably for the best. Ahead of July 10's State of Origin series decider, McGuire has been dismissed as a "human grub" and his...

Ex-NRL star Hayne moving for Bible school

Former rugby league star Jarryd Hayne leaves Newcastle Court, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) Two-time NRL player-of-the-year Jarryd Hayne has been permitted to attend a Christian missionary school in Perth until his trial on rape charges in late 2020. The former Parramatta fullback, who was twice awarded the Dally M...
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