NSWRL hits back at claims of Blues Origin drama

New South Wales Blues players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan.

Group has released a statement addressing a host of claims.

Mal's rebuke: 'They didn't come up when it mattered'

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.

Australian coach's stinging criticism of NSW.

Hodges wants Blues' 'booze brothers' ban

NSW State of Origin players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan at the Blues training camp.

Queensland great takes aim at NSW players

The Blues stars on the chopping block for 2018

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

Heads will roll from within the player group.

NSW hid drunk players before Origin III, says Ray Hadley

Dugan and Ferguson are in hot water again.Source:The Daily Telegraph

“We can’t have the lunatics running the asylum..."

NSW Blues' poor culture keeps costing them Origin

Mackay's Dane Gagai in State of Origin Game III at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Everything we believed is a fraud.

Key forward lifts flat Bombers to win over Roos

Cale Hooker came alive in the last term with four goals.

Demons turn up the heat in defeat of Power

Demons players Jack Viney (left) and Tom McDonald react after McDonald kicked a goal.

Melbourne's pressure around the ball "first-class”.

Bench players step up to guide Panthers home

Matthew Moylan of the Panthers makes a break to score a try.

Penrith's finals charge is alive after a 24-16 win over the Titans.

New AFL scandal involves player

Adelaide Crows players celebrate winning the AFLW Grand Final game against Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium in Carrara on the Gold Coast, Saturday, March 25, 2017.

The AFL is embroiled in a new scandal involving sex

Poker star’s $156m blunder

WSOP Main Event final table’s brutal 156 millon-chip hand.

He thought he had the winning hand. He was horribly wrong.

Knights coach fires up at post-match press conference

Knights coach Nathan Brown at a press conference.

Nathan Brown has blown up at a reporter.

Emma McKeon using busy schedule to help her relax

Emma McKeon after winning the women's 200m butterfly at the Australian championships.

Aussie swimmer set for world championships campaign in Budapest.

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

New chapter in classic Ford versus Holden battle

ON PACE: DJR Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin (front) and reigning champion Fabian Coulthard (left) will be among the favourites to claim line honours at the Watpac Townsville 400 this weekend.

Motorsport's great rivalry is alive and well, writes Mark Skaife.

VIDEO: Maloney shows his value in Sharks victory

Gerard Beale of the Sharks scores against South Sydney.

Rabbitohs suffered Sam Burgess blow in 26-12 defeat.

Titans wary of Cleary threat in do-or-die clash

Nathan Cleary of the Panthers playing against the Knights.

Panthers halfback delivered a three-try effort last week.

Flying Cowboys winger rediscovers try-scoring mojo

FAMILIAR SIGHT: Kyle Feldt scores a try for the Cowboys against the Titans earlier this season, despite the efforts of Dale Copley.

Kyle Feldt says he never lost belief he'd get his form back.

Bromwich glad to put drugs scandal behind him

Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys.

Storm enforcer has moved on from his Canberra bender.

Sam Newman's Footy Show performance baffles panel

Sam Newman on the Footy Show

“Cat got your tongue tonight has it?”

VIDEO: Broncos make a statement in Bulldogs drubbing

Broncos players celebrate a try by Kodi Nikorima (centre)  at Suncorp Stadium

Pressure mounts on under-siege Bulldogs coach Des Hasler

WATCH: Sloane edges Dangerfield in strong Crows win

Crows players including Rory Sloane (front left) celebrate a goal against the Cats.

Crow showed no symptoms of last week's concussion.

Daniel staying the course with improving Brisbane Lions

Daniel McStay marks the ball ahead of Ivan Soldo of the Tigers last week at  Etihad Stadium

Young defender opens up on tough second season in Brisbane

Breward earns call up to national AFL squad

CHOSEN: Grafton AFL player Georgia Breward.

Lawrence junior Georgia Breward has knocked down every challenge.

Wanderers bring back hometown favourite

Western Sydney Wanderers signing Mark Bridge.

Mark Bridge has signed a deal to rejoin Tony Popovic's squad.

Talented teens join Matildas squad

TOP STRIKE: Australia's Ellie Carpenter celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in her side's Algarve Cup game with China earlier this year.

Matildas add teenage rookie to side

Wide Bay's credentials questioned as NPL fallout continues

The logo for Wide Bay Buccaneers, Football Queensland Wide Bay's proposed Queensland Premier League team.

Some clubs aren't happy Wide Bay was granted a NPL licence.

How the grass is always greener helping others

Norbridge Park groundkeepers, L-T Cecil Newman and Bryan Graff.

Rocky retirees getting a kick out of groundskeeping

Wegner overwhelmed by Sydney crowds

IN AWE: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Big turnout of Sydney fans has stunned Arsene Wenger

Gympie athletes grab a bag of medals

TALENTED: Jasmin Hunt, Cody Kendall and Georgia Nugent returned home from the Special Olympics Junior Nationals last week.

Gympie's talented return

Aussie cricketers chasing big target at World Cup

Opener Nicole Bolton has been among the stars for Australia with the bat at the Women's World Cup in England.

Allrounder says Aussies batters aiming up at Women's World Cup

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

Sri Lankan cricket veteran has Shane Warne in his sights

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath celebrates taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza.

Rangana Herath has forged a career any bowler would be proud of.

Joe Root's England falls apart handing Test to South Africa

GOODBYE JOE: South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates bowling England captain Joe Root for eight in the Second Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root has problems after his England's second Test collapse

Perry's star continues rise at World Cup with ICC rankings

TOP OF THE WORLD: Australia's Ellyse Perry is the leading all-rounder in women's one-day cricket.

Ellyse Perry is the top all-rounder in women's one-day cricket

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

THE national netball team will be named the Samsung Diamonds as part of a naming rights deal announced by the electronics giant.

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

Is your horse being fed the right stuff?

GYMPIE'S Ag-Solutions, known for its mineral fertilisers and animal supplements, has branched out into horse feed supplements.

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

HARD TO BEAT: Soviet Courage, centre, looms as a danger runner in the Queensland Cup.

He's got a two-pronged assault on the Queensland Cup.

Check out proposal to help industry

Latest attempt to revitalise harness

Trainer predicts bright future for Meteorologist

Jockey Paul Hammersley (right) has been booked for six rides at Grafton.

Grafton Cup forecast looks good for Meteorologist says Wilson

Shadow tipped to grab spotlight

Tim Clark will ride Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury.

Jockey gives Moore good vibes for Hostwin Shadow at Hawkesbury

Trainer chases winning double at Taree

Top jockey Matthew Paget will return to ride Superlight at Taree today.

MacDonald to make late call on Kailenny as he eyes winning double

Aussies blown away in second round of British Open

American Jordan Spieth is now the outright leader at six-under.

Aussies in the hunt after first round of British Open

Australia's Aaron Baddeley on the fifth tee during the first round of the British Open.

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar share lead.

British Open answers Day's question with rule change

PRACTICE ROUND: Australia's Jason Day tees off during a practice day at the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale.

British Open officials add rule to protect fans

Oh! G'day Greg: The Shark goes starkers at 62

Norman says he didn’t have any way of giving the golf balls a polish