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The NSW Blues lead the Queensland Maroons by a score of 10-6 at half time of Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series.
In probably the quietest media build-up since Origin was born, what do we get?
Zoological wisdom states that a pack of hungry young cubs are unstoppable when goaded by the scent of mothballs, and it’s for this reason that the mighty Blues are the certainty of the century on Wednesday night.
The dynasty is over. Too old. Too slow. Not hungry enough. Did anyone from NSW actually say those things about the Queensland team before State of Origin 1?
Mick Malthouse, as usual, has been true to his word in this entire Carlton fiasco.
A lot can change in two weeks in the AFL. And there are so many questions with no really satisfying answers across a whole range of teams, players and trends.
An in-form Alastair Cook makes England a vastly better and more balanced side. His return to touch has significantly changed the complexion of the upcoming Ashes series.
New Zealand cricketers must be scratching their heads in frustration. How did it happen? How did they lose the Lord’s Test on Monday after scoring 523 runs in the first innings and then leading England by 134 runs?
Reigning Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali got a shock in February this year, with the UCI announcing they were stripping his Astana team of their licence.
Since Mal Meninga’s Maroons started their record eight-year domination in 2006, there have been 13 State of Origin games at Stadium Australia, now ANZ Stadium.
There are only a handful of truly prestigious appointments available each year for an NRL match official. Tonight is one of those events.
The axe has finally fallen. The guillotine has cut through. Mick Malthouse has finally felt the cold sharp steel against his neck, and his head is rolling off into the coaching sunset.
Unless you’re a Martian being held captive in a Siberian jail cell for impersonating Elvis, you’re probably well aware that the 2015 State of Origin series kicks off tomorrow night.
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It was the Queensland Maroons that drew first blood through a great try from Cooper Cronk in the opening game of the 2015 State of Origin series, however it did not take long for the home side to respond.
The first try scorer of Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series was Cooper Cronk for the Queensland Maroons.
Following early morning raids on on the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, authorities in Switzerland have arrested a number of top FIFA officials in relation to a string of corruption charges.
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The New South Wales Blues will look to begin their State of Origin defence with a win against the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium in what promises to be a cracker of a game. Join The Roar from 8:00pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage.
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2009 French Open winner Roger Federer continues his Roland Garros campaign with a second-round match against Marcel Granollers. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 9pm (AEST).
First up on court two for Day 4 of the 2015 French Open will see the eighth seed and former Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland take on world rank 67 Dusan Lajovic from Serbia.
Aussie 26th seed Samantha Stosur will fancy her chances of advancing to the third round of the French Open when she takes on French wildcard entry Amandine Hesse at the Suzzane Lenglen Court this evening in their second round match.
The second round of the French Open heats up this evening when an all-Russian duel takes to the Philippe-Chatrier Court. Vitalia Diachenko will take on second seed in the women’s draw Maria Sharapova for the right to advance to the third round of the second grand slam of the year.
With the 2015 State of Origin series upon us, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments the game’s greatest rivalry has produced over the years.
The ultimate grudge match of the season and a major milestone for one of the AFL’s great ironmen which will be played out during the Dreamtime at the G.
This past weekend in the NRL saw our first State of Origin affected round, as half the competition took a week off.
I’m so sick of the Daly Cherry-Evans sideshow that my ears and eyes are bleeding from the mind-numbingly boring and excruciatingly drawn-out coverage it has received. Round 13 can’t come quickly enough.
On May 22 2015, in good weather, Carlton Airlines, one of the oldest carriers in the industry, and piloted by industry veteran Michael Malthouse, crashed at Docklands, Melbourne. The repercussions would be disastrous for the airline’s management.
The best offence is a good defence. Over the last few seasons it’s become increasingly clear that coaches in the NRL are sticking to this mantra.
Sydney FC remain in the dark over a variety of issues in the run up to this week’s friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC.
Eight games into the season now and we are none the wiser when it comes to knowing where anyone stands, save for the Dockers and Blues of course.
While reading up on one of my favourite Boks from the 80s Rob Louw, an article on the net caught my eye.
Upon being appointed as coach following the sacking of Brett Ratten at the end of the 2012 season, Mick Malthouse was expected by many to lead the Carlton Football Club to its 17th AFL premiership.
Late yesterday afternoon Carlton CEO Steven Triggs and club president Mark LoGiudice held a rambling 20-minute press conference in which they appeared to be trying to piece together the broken fragments of a puzzle that might provide a clue as to what went wrong.
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