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Queensland lash ‘narrow minded’ NRL stance as Sutton quits referee consultancy

Queensland lash ‘narrow minded’ NRL stance as Sutton quits referee consultancy

Queensland has attacked the NRL’s stance on a perceived conflict of interest with the State of Origin referee, whose brother was advising the Maroons in game one.

  • by Adam Pengilly

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Blues captain Apps not buying Maroons jab that Queensland comp is better than NSW

Blues captain Apps not buying Maroons jab that Queensland comp is better than NSW

Earlier this month, Maroons captain Ali Brigginshaw had a sly dig at NSW to get the Origin rivalry flowing, saying Queensland had better club systems than NSW.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
The most lopsided Origin crowd in history? Sydney fans banned from Brisbane

The most lopsided Origin crowd in history? Sydney fans banned from Brisbane

The NRL has moved swiftly to counter the Queensland border closure, but it has a big headache looming with Stadium Australia due to host Origin III next month.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Report into NRL expansion concludes 17th team doesn’t add up

Report into NRL expansion concludes 17th team doesn’t add up

A report commissioned by 12 NRL clubs has found that the addition of a 17th NRL franchise will do more harm than good to the competition.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Cleary is a big fan of Walsh – but plans to make his Origin debut a nightmare

Cleary is a big fan of Walsh – but plans to make his Origin debut a nightmare

NSW halfback Nathan Cleary thinks Reece Walsh’s unconvincing performance under the high ball against the Knights was a one off. But he intends to find out on Sunday.

  • by Adam Pengilly
NSW star to make Origin debut just six months after arthritis diagnosis

NSW star to make Origin debut just six months after arthritis diagnosis

Keeley Davis had to pull out on the morning of what was supposed to be her Blues debut last year, suffering from a chronic condition rarely found in people her age.

  • by Adam Pengilly
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The view from the wrong side of the NRL’s wild momentum swings

The view from the wrong side of the NRL’s wild momentum swings

Queensland stars know what it’s like to be on the wrong side of NRL’s massive scoring sprees this year – and think they have a plan to dig themselves out of trouble against the Blues.

  • by Phil Lutton
‘It sounds so basic’: How Tom Trbojevic is keeping his hamstrings healthy

‘It sounds so basic’: How Tom Trbojevic is keeping his hamstrings healthy

Tom Trbojevic has suffered several bad hamstring tears during his career, and is now following a strict training regime which goes against some conventional wisdom.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
‘He’s entitled to his opinion’: Walsh refuses to bite back at Gould

‘He’s entitled to his opinion’: Walsh refuses to bite back at Gould

The 18-year-old Maroons rookie has backed himself to handle the State of Origin arena despite the concerns of former NSW coach Phil Gould.

  • by Michael Chammas and Phil Lutton
Ben Ikin departs media role to lead Broncos football department

Ben Ikin departs media role to lead Broncos football department

The popular NRL 360 host will finally be given the chance to make change from within after being appointed as Brisbane’s new head of football.

  • by Phil Lutton
‘Miracle worker required’: Sheens’ new job just got a lot tougher at Tigers
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‘Miracle worker required’: Sheens’ new job just got a lot tougher at Tigers

Tim Sheens will be tasked with trying to work out what’s going wrong at the Tigers, and his relationship with Michael Maguire will make for compelling viewing.

  • by Adam Pengilly