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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

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Joey, it’s time: You’re the 2018 NSW Blues Origin coach

Joey, it’s time: You’re the 2018 NSW Blues Origin coach

14 Jul 2017

With New South Wales losing their 11th series in the last 12 years, it’s not time to hit the panic button. That time was about six years ago. The Blues are way past the stage of anxiety kicking in; they’re firmly entrenched in the ‘what the hell do we do now?’ stage.

State of Origin 3: Two factors that will decide the decider

State of Origin 3: Two factors that will decide the decider

12 Jul 2017

So, here we are. Game 3 of the 2017 State of Origin series. Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The series tied at one game apiece. It’s no big deal, only the future of the planet at stake. Or something like that.

NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for Origin 3: Expert reaction

3 Jul 2017

The New South Wales Blues have named an (almost) unchanged squad for the third game of the 2017 State of Origin series, meaning the team will likely go through the series with the same 17 players – an impressive feat not achieved by the Blues since 1996.

State of Origin Game 2 preview: Two key factors that will decide the game

State of Origin Game 2 preview: Two key factors that will decide the game

21 Jun 2017

The second game of the 2017 State of Origin series will be played at ANZ Stadium in Homebush tonight, with the NSW Blues looking to close the series out, and the Queensland Maroons hoping to take it to a decider in Brisbane in a few weeks time.

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 2, 2017: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 2, 2017: Expert reaction

12 Jun 2017

The New South Wales Blues have named an unchanged side for the second game of the 2017 State of Origin series, as you would expect after an impressive 28-4 victory in Queensland’s backyard.

State of Origin 1 preview: Where State of Origin 1 will be won and lost

State of Origin 1 preview: Where State of Origin 1 will be won and lost

31 May 2017

The opening game of the 2017 State of Origin series kicks off in Brisbane tonight.