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Walters yet to confirm No.1 for Queensland

Mystery surrounds who will replace injured Queensland fullback Kalyn Ponga after coach Kevin Walters unveiled his State of Origin III squad featuring debutants Corey Norman and Christian Welch. Walters has also kept NSW guessing over his starting pack for the July 10 series decider in Sydney after dumping forwards Dylan Napa...

Origin forward Sims to contest NRL charge

St George Illawarra forward Tariq Sims will plead not guilty to a dangerous contact charge in a bid to keep his NSW jersey for the State of Origin decider. Sims copped a grade two charge for high contact on Michael Morgan which forced the North Queensland captain from the field in...

Broncos set to move Milford to fullback

For the first time in his 305-game NRL career, Darius Boyd is set to switch to five-eighth after Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold all but confirmed the move ahead of Saturday's clash with Newcastle. While Broncos skipper Boyd has been adamant he is no pivot, Seibold on Friday indicated a swap between...

Burgess in hot water over alleged gouge

George Burgess of the Rabbitohs looks on following the Round 15 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Wayne Bennett has publicly chided George Burgess for his alleged eye gouge on Robbie Farah, saying there...

I respect no one more than Smith: Cronk

It's almost one year to the day Cooper Cronk gave Cameron Smith the cold shake. And now the former teammates will take the NRL field for what could be the last time when the Sydney Roosters host Melbourne on Friday. It was on the same oval ground in Adelaide last year when...

NRL's Cowboys back Asiata to bounce back

After a night to forget for Tonga, John Asiata has been tipped to produce a display to remember for North Queensland in Friday night's NRL clash with St George Illawarra. Asiata struggled on Tonga Test debut at five-eighth in their 34-14 loss to New Zealand last week, leaving coach Kristian Woolf...

Smith has made his Origin call: Bellamy

The Maroons can consider it a third time, but former captain Cameron Smith is unlikely to come out of retirement to save Queensland for the State of Origin decider. That's the opinion of Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, who re-iterated the NRL club would support any decision Smith makes over his representative...

Brisbane prop Haas to make NSW statement

Brisbane prop Payne Haas has vowed to make a statement in Saturday's NRL clash with Newcastle in a bid to reclaim his NSW jersey for State of Origin III. Haas made his Origin debut off the bench in the series opener but missed the Blues' thumping game two win in Perth...
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