Posts Tagged "State Of Origin"

With State of Origin drawing closer and closer, plenty of attention has turned to who should line up for the Blues and Maroons in Game 1, and Mitchell Pearce’s match-winning field goal has skyrocketed him into contention for the Blues’ halfback jersey.

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He couldn’t say no to Brad Fittler and he wouldn’t say no to Laurie Daley either.

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We are entering Round 9 of season 2017 this weekend and people everywhere are starting to speculate about which players are going to be selected for the Queensland and NSW State of Origin teams.

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A couple of weeks ago I picked my Queensland team for State of Origin I to be played at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday the 31st of May. Got some interesting feedback too.

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Be it humility or platitude, the professional sportsman is prone to stating they’re happy to have simply played one game in the top grade.

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With a field goal to win the game in Golden Point on Anzac day, Mitchell Pearce may well have sealed his return to the Origin arena.

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This week we start with an analysis of the future role of the modern rugby league journalist as more and more headlines start with ‘exclusive’ or other attention grabbing headlines to sell newspapers, and subscriptions or grow clicks.

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Mitchell Pearce has cemented himself firmly in the frame for a NSW recall following his heroics in the Sydney Roosters’ golden point Anzac Day win over St George Illawarra.

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I read recently, with much dismay, of Laurie Daley’s intention to stick with Robbie Farah as NSW hooker.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley has given his biggest hint yet that Jarryd Hayne will return to the Blues’ State of Origin side.

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Jarryd Hayne has made himself unavailable for the upcoming representative round as he buckles down on preparing for a fairytale State of Origin return for NSW.

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State of Origin is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start arguing about team selections.

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I know the first State of Origin match is still a good month away, but it’s never too early to start contemplating Origin and all its glorious permutations.

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Laurie? Thanks for coming in. Wanted a word.

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As sure as day turns to night, the New South Wales State of Origin team will take to Suncorp Stadium for Game 1 of the 2017 series with a team selected on loyalty and incumbency, rather than form or an eye to the future.

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Momentum may be building for Mitchell Pearce’s State of Origin return but Wayne Bennett believes James Maloney is the first playmaker NSW must pick.

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He may be “filthy” about his NRL form but that has not stopped Ash Taylor being nominated as Queensland halfback Cooper Cronk’s heir apparent by Gold Coast coach Neil Henry.

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Ok, I know. I know. There are still nearly two months and 48 games before State of Origin teams are to be selected, but let’s get in nice and early.

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Much has been written about Mitchell Pearce’s Origin career: the impotence, the stats, the failures. No Origin player has ever been given more flack.

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A fresh Robbie Farah is all but certain to retain his NSW State of Origin jumper after a consistent start to the season, says former clubmate Aaron Woods.

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