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Never heard of 'Coach Whisperer': Bennett

The 'Coach Whisperer' may have to speak up because master mentor Wayne Bennett (pictured) reckons he has never heard of him (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) The 'Coach Whisperer' may have to speak up because master mentor Wayne Bennett reckons he has never heard of him. Bennett is rarely stumped at press conferences. But the seven-time...

Blues put emphasis on shutting down Ponga

NSW have placed a target on Kalyn Ponga heading into next week's State of Origin opener, with Blues No.1 James Tedesco saying a big part of his job will be to limit the Queenslander's brilliance before he even gets the ball. While the Maroons superstar has just one Origin cap to...

Next superstars to weave Origin magic

It sounds more like a Harry Potter storyline than a State of Origin campaign. Queensland are hoping to reclaim their old magic in Wednesday's series opener but can't bring themselves to say their enemy's name. Meanwhile, NSW coach Brad Fittler believes a new generation are ready to make their names as Origin...

Maroons Mbye and Arrow fit for Origin

Injury concerns Moses Mbye and Jai Arrow have declared themselves certain starters for Queensland in next week's State of Origin opener in Brisbane. Bench utility Mbye on Wednesday gave himself the green light to make his Origin debut on June 5 after nursing a groin complaint, while Maroons prop Arrow said...

James Roberts rejoins Bennett and Souths

Unsettled star James Roberts has reunited with coach Wayne Bennett at NRL ladder leaders South Sydney after being released by Brisbane. The 2018 NSW State of Origin centre was released from the remainder of his Broncos contract on Wednesday afternoon, with CEO Paul White citing compassionate grounds. White said Roberts had reached...

New rape charges for NRL's Jack de Belin

St George Illawarra Dragons NRL player Jack de Belin and a friend have been slugged with new rape charges over the alleged assault of a teenager in Wollongong. De Belin, 27, and Callan Sinclair, 21, were charged with aggravated sexual assault after the alleged attack on a 19-year-old woman in a...

Queensland game plan: give Ponga the ball

Cameron Munster has revealed the Maroons' game plan for next Wednesday night's State of Origin series opener against NSW: give Ponga the ball (AAP Image/Darren England)  Kevin Walters won't be happy after Queensland playmaker Cameron Munster not only dropped the N-word but also revealed the Maroons' game plan for next Wednesday night's State...

Hodges relieved over Inglis seeking help

Justin Hodges is relieved that good mate Greg Inglis (pictured) has booked himself into a mental health facility after encouraging the fellow Queensland great to seek help (AAP Image/Brendon Thorne) Justin Hodges has expressed relief at good mate Greg Inglis booking himself into a mental health facility after encouraging the fellow Queensland great...
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