Posts Tagged "State Of Origin"

There’s been a lot of discussion on The Roar lately around the Blues’ halves pairing. Let’s firstly put things into perspective. Since the 2006 State of Origin the Blues selectors have selected the following…

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For those who missed it The Replacements was a middling early 2000s sports flick about a bunch of rag tag ring-ins who are thrown into a professional American football side during a players strike.

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While enjoying an Easter egg with my usual morning holy wine, I decided to mark this pertinent day in the religious calendar by returning to the divine scripture of the rugby league bible.

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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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