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Wed 6 Jun 2018

Ennis: Blues Cooking up Origin win?

premium_icon Ennis: Blues Cooking up Origin win?

THE Blues will field a side bristling with speed, athleticism and youth and former Origin great Michael Ennis writes hooker Damien Cook is the key to a NSW win.

Hodges: Proud of the man GI has become

premium_icon Hodges: Proud of the man GI has become

I REMEMBER when Greg Inglis was playing in the Queensland Cup. Even then he was a freakish player ... Origin great Justin Hodges on the Maroons new captain.

Tue 5 Jun 2018

Please Kevin pick Kalyn Ponga

premium_icon Please Kevin pick Kalyn Ponga

Memo Kevin Walters: Just pick Kalyn Ponga. Open the cage door and unleash the kid in State of Origin No.1. Please Kevvie, roll the dice and let Ponga run, rabbit...

Kent: Why fans are real victims in Slater lie-fest

premium_icon Kent: Why fans are real victims in Slater lie-fest

NRL fans are increasingly taken for granted as the game panders to coaches

Mon 4 Jun 2018

Monday Buzz: Dear Todd, don’t blow Origin I

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Dear Todd, don’t blow Origin I

THIS is an appeal to let the game flow. To instruct the State of Origin I referees to drop the nitpicking that has turned rugby league into a sometimes boring and...

The Tackle: Dees have the real money man

premium_icon The Tackle: Dees have the real money man

IT’S insane that Tom McDonald won’t get anywhere near the money being paid to Tom Boyd or offered to Tom Lynch, writes Mark Robinson.

Fri 1 Jun 2018

Johns: Six battles that will decide Origin Game I

premium_icon Johns: Six battles that will decide Origin Game I

STATE of Origin I is almost upon us and MATTHEW JOHNS has run his eye over where the blockbuster between the Blues and Maroons will be won and lost.

Kiwis hold Wallabies hopeful Samu to ransom

premium_icon Kiwis hold Wallabies hopeful Samu to ransom

PETE Samu looks set to be denied a chance to make his Wallabies debut in June after Rugby Australia rejected a cash-grab demand of over $50,000 by New Zealand...

Thu 31 May 2018

Meninga’s 10-point plan to beating the Blues

premium_icon Meninga’s 10-point plan to beating the Blues

QUEENSLAND has the team to win State of Origin I on Wednesday night – and I use that term deliberately, writes Mal Meninga.

Wed 30 May 2018

The man who was better than Billy

premium_icon The man who was better than Billy

BILLY Slater is a freak. A true champion. A Maroons great if ever there was one. But can we please pump the brakes on how he supposedly ‘revolutionised’ the way...

Mon 28 May 2018

Why Saints will throw kitchen sink at Gaff

premium_icon Why Saints will throw kitchen sink at Gaff

WHAT kind of crazy offer would it take to lure Andrew Gaff out of West Coast? His value keeps rising after another best-on-ground performance against Hawthorn.

Sun 27 May 2018

Mick’s picks: AFL’s five most influential players

premium_icon Mick’s picks: AFL’s five most influential players

GOING into Round 10 Dusty was still making his mark, Buddy was back, Jack Macrae was leading many of the media awards, and Ben Brown was leading goal kicker. Only...

Fri 25 May 2018

No wonderland in Alice for Crows

premium_icon No wonderland in Alice for Crows

The Adelaide Football club has defied the critics to maintain its place in the competition’s top four despite missing a handful of its biggest stars.

Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

premium_icon Robert Craddock: Where does Ponga fit for Maroons?

WITH the Queensland Origin team set to be announced early next week, chief sports writer Robert ‘Crash’ Craddock names his Maroons team for game one at the MCG.

Williams’ ‘shameful’ French Open punishment

premium_icon Williams’ ‘shameful’ French Open punishment

A BIZARRE decision from French Open officials has failed three-time champion Serena Williams, putting her in the same basket as drug cheat Maria Sharapova.

Inside the rise of Zorko the captain

premium_icon Inside the rise of Zorko the captain

FOR years AFL recruiters thought Dayne Zorko was too short to play AFL so he was overlooked at several drafts until the Lions finally gave him a chance. Now, he’s...

The NRL’s ‘worst million-dollar player’

premium_icon The NRL’s ‘worst million-dollar player’

ANTHONY Milford has again failed to justify his million-dollar price tag and Andrew McCullough missed the mark in his final Origin audition - here’s five things we...

Day I asked Slipper if he used cocaine

Day I asked Slipper if he used cocaine

JAMES Slipper had a frontrow view of the damage Karmichael Hunt’s cocaine saga had on the Reds and the man himself, which is why this situation is so hard to...

Broncos' Bellyache is Wayne's pain

premium_icon Broncos' Bellyache is Wayne's pain

Broncos need to usher in a coaching change. And that change should be in 2019, not the year after.

Thu 24 May 2018

McCullough’s not the man for Maroons

premium_icon McCullough’s not the man for Maroons

ANDREW McCullough is the frontrunner to replace Cameron Smith as Queensland’s hooker, but a left-field option at No. 9 is the way Queensland should go for State of...

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