Posts Tagged "State Of Origin"

What to expect of a Newcastle side bereft of their State of Origin stars, out of NRL finals contention and their coach with one foot out the door?

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The scheduling of club footy and State of Origin may have its flaws, but is it really that bad?

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Queen Victoria sat on the throne for 63 years, making her the longest serving British Monarch ever. Given her longevity of office, it is safe to assume she was quite astute. 

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When New South Wales finally ended eight years of misery by officially wresting the State of Origin shield from Queensland last week, one of Australian rugby league’s greatest recurring storylines came to a close.

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The 2014 State of Origin series provided some of the toughest rugby league we have witnessed in recent years. With the series wrapped up, The Roar has taken a look back at some of the most memorable moments, and asks which ones will never be forgotten?

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With rugby league fields across all levels providing a snapshot of Australia’s rapidly changing demographics, the term ‘origin’ now caters for boundaries far beyond the Tweed.

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State of Origin is finished for another year, and some players have enhanced their reputations, while others may not be seen in the Origin cauldron again.

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With State of Origin 2014 is done and dusted, the representative focus shifts to who will be selected for the Kangaroos’ end-of-season tournament.

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Rarely can two coaches like Laurie Daley and Mal Meniga, plus 50,144 rugby league fans, leave Lang Park with big smiles on their faces.

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NSWRL chief David Trodden wants State of Origin coach Laurie Daley to remain in charge of the Blues for the long-term after ending Queensland’s eight-year series dominance.

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A sea – or rather a harbour of blue greeted Laurie Daley and Paul Gallen on Thursday at the Opera House. But where were all the NSW fans?

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One of the Maroons finest moment. That is the only way to describe the unbelievable 32-8 victory by the Queensland team over the 2014 Origin champions New South Wales.

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Residents of Brisbane can now safely walk Caxton St again after Queensland saved face and widespread rioting with a consolation 32-8 win in the final game of the 2014 Origin series.

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Origin III may have been a dead rubber, but it didn’t seem that way to the players, coaches and fans.

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The Queensland Maroons have defeated the New South Wales Blues 32-8 in the third and final game of the 2014 State of Origin series, played last night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

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Queensland has restored some pride with an 32-8 win in State of Origin Game 3.

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Since the wage explosion that came with the Super League war, the great majority of rugby league players have become full time professionals. 

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The smarting Queensland Reds will carry a State of Origin mindset into their season-ending Super Rugby derby with the NSW Waratahs on Saturday night.

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The “blue wall” finally crumbled as Queensland showed their true colours, avoiding their first whitewash since 2000 by claiming a rousing 32-8 State of Origin Game III win on Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium.

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As far as Mal Meninga is concerned, Will Chambers’ State of Origin debut was as good as any in the 35 years of the rugby league competition.

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