Posts Tagged "NRL"

Sunday looms as D-day for recovering Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston.

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This State of Origin series is already fascinating and we’re still a week out from the first game being played.

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There is little wonder so much anger and amazement came from Queensland Origin fans after selectors left out Billy Slater for Game 1 of the series next Wednesday.

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It is official, Mitchell Pearce is back in a Blues jumper after his one-year sabbatical. He has learnt a lot in his year off from state of Origin and now he is ready to finally silence his critics.

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Articulating frustrations with officialdom in the NRL is as pointless as trying to identify facts in a Donald Trump speech.

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At 6:40pm last night at a Legends of Origin dinner, Laurie Daley announced his New South Wales Blues squad to take on the Queensland Maroons for State of Origin, Game 1.

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Queensland is so good they don’t need Billy Slater. Queensland is so good Greg Inglis can do his knee and they still don’t need Billy Slater.

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Origin time legally requires us to fulfil two obligations: magnifying the trivial and over-glorifying Queenslanders.

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I tried selling my Warriors jersey on-line, without luck. So I re-listed it with the ‘caution, flammable material’ label on the outside. It sold within minutes.

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NSW legend Andrew Johns has predicted a different Mitchell Pearce to carve out his rugby league legacy over the next five years, beginning with his return to State of Origin next week.

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State of Origin is often a close affair and despite Queensland’s dominance over ten of the past 11 years, there have only been a handful of games with blowout scorelines.

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UK Super League club Hull will release former Melbourne Storm winger Mahe Fonua from the last season of his three-year contract for family reasons.

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NSW will unleash their most experienced State of Origin halves combination since Andrew Johns’ retirement in next week’s series opener, with Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney reunited.

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The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, and as usual there is a mix of surprises along with the totally anticipated selections.

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Laurie Daley has announced his NSW Blues team for Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin series, naming Sydney Roosters second-rower Boyd Cordner to take over the captaincy of the side.

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As a Warriors supporter, there is a mood in the air that I have never experienced in 20 years. Or should I say, lack of mood – apathy is the only word to describe it.

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The Maroons side for State of Origin 1 has been announced, with Anthony Milford and Dylan Napa to represent Queensland for the first time, and Johnathan Thurston named as the 18th man.

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Nathan Peats appears set to make his NSW Origin debut at hooker if Peter Wallace’s injured groin prevents him from joining the Blues’ camp.

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Queensland coach Kevin Walters says Johnathan Thurston is “very unlikely” to prove his fitness for next week’s State of Origin series opener in Brisbane.

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After four tumultuous years in black and gold, which included three head coaches, two contract sagas, one decent season and zero finals appearances, Mitchell Moses was released by the Wests Tigers.

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