Posts Tagged "State Of Origin"

The NSW Blues look to be in trouble six weeks before the 2014 State of Origin series opens in Brisbane, with massive clouds gathering above the halves and front row combinations.

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Nathan Peats has got to be the man to replace the injured Robbie Farah for NSW in State of Origin I.

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It is incredibly difficult to get people on board with a new sporting competition. The Big Bash League is just one example of this.

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He’s feeling the love again and it’s showing in his game, but one-time NSW five-eighth Jamie Soward hasn’t given State of Origin a second of thought as he focuses on transforming Penrith into an NRL premiership force.

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Cooper Cronk’s State of Origin heroics have earned him the right to retain Queensland’s halfback spot despite the rise of Manly’s Daly Cherry-Evans, according to Maroons coach Mal Meninga.

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Nine straight series wins may be in their sights but Queensland can no longer “risk” relying on home-ground advantage against a hungry NSW, Maroons legend Darren Lockyer warns.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley says Blues fans shouldn’t expect Will Hopoate to waltz back into State of Origin this year as the Parramatta centre continues to reacquaint himself with the game after two seasons away.

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Eight years is a really, really long time in rugby league. Eight years ago, Benji Marshall had just exploded onto the scene, winning the Wests Tigers their first premiership.

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It’s been a long wait for the new rugby league season to start, but it’s almost here. Next Thursday night the Rabbitohs will face off against the reigning premiers the Sydney Roosters.

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For the past eight years New South Wales have been a defeated state. Queensland’s eight year streak has been a historic rugby league story that will never be forgotten.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley admits he’s concerned about a spate of injuries picked up in pre-season by players who’ll be in the mix for selection in this year’s State of Origin series.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley has revealed Jarryd Hayne could start this year’s State of Origin series in the centres following his success there at the Rugby League World Cup.

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How well do you remember ‘that’ moment, when Australia beat Uruguay in a penalty shootout to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup? That day was November 16, 2005.

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After a strong showing last year, New South Wales finally look ready to end their State of Origin losing streak.

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With the sudden departure of Sam Burgess to rugby union, the State of Origin eligibility rules have once again been put under the microscope.

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Eight long years ago, an 18-year-old by the name of Sam Burgess made his Super League debut in bitterly cold Northern England.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley says Jarrod Mullen’s expected four-month injury lay-off is a major blow to the Blues’ State of Origin planning.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley has added former St George Illawarra coach Andrew Farrar to his backroom staff as the team manager for this year’s State of Origin series.

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Trent Barrett announced his decision to step down as NSW assistant coach on Tuesday, only hours after Blues legend Tommy Raudonikis bitterly questioned his value to the Blues.

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Watching on from the sidelines as NSW lost yet another State of Origin series last year Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne says he learnt some of his most valuable rugby league lessons.

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