Young, hungry Blues can win Game 1 - Kimmorley
If New South Wales don't win Game 1 of this year's State of Origin, Brett Kimmorley thinks they have no chance of winning the series.
Pearce can lead Blues to victory - Alexander
Former NSW halfback Greg Alexander says Mitchell Pearce doesn't have to be the best player on the field in his State of Origin comeback for the Blues to win - but if they do succeed, he probably will be man of the match anyway.
Blues drawing strength from VC hero
NSW coach Laurie Daley has brought Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson into camp to lift the Blues leading into the State of Origin opener in Brisbane.
Price and Pearce bury the hatchet
NSW great Ray Price and Blues playmaker Mitchell Pearce have had a chance meeting in camp this week ahead of State of Origin I.
We let Maroons get inside our heads: Woods
NSW State of Origin prop Aaron Woods says the Blues players have allowed Queensland to get inside their heads in past series.
Lolohea to start with Wests Tigers
Tuimoala Lolohea has arrived at the Wests Tigers following his mid-season NRL release from the Warriors last week.
Smith threatens strike over NRL player pay
Test captain Cameron Smith has not ruled out strike action after the NRL's response to the player union's pay demands.
Raiders stave off Roosters' charge
Canberra have beaten the Sydney Roosters 24-16, capitalising on their opponents missing five key players to State of Origin.
Raiders struggle to overcome plucky Roosters.
Canberra struggled to beat a Sydney Roosters outfit that was missing five State of Origin representatives, as Raiders captain Jarrod Croker brought up his 1,500th career point in an unconvincing 24-16 win at GIO Stadium.
O'Neill confident of stopping NSW's Hayne
Justin O'Neill is not known for his attacking prowess but the Queensland centre is confident of stopping NSW rival Jarryd Hayne in the State of Origin opener.
NSW vow not to fall for Chambers' sledging
Queensland's Will Chambers will come up against several Cronulla players in the State of Origin opener after his "drug cheats" sledge during a recent NRL clash.
Gallen inspires Sharks to comeback
A powerhouse performance from skipper Paul Gallen has inspired Cronulla to a thrilling 9-8 comeback NRL win over Canterbury in front of their biggest crowd in half a decade.
Dominant Warriors overwhelm Broncos
The Warriors have put back-to-back NRL losses behind them with a commanding 28-10 win over Brisbane in Auckland.
Moses stars as Eels beat Souths
Mitchell Moses has had a hand in two Parramatta tries to help the Eels to a 22-16 NRL win over South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Origin brings out the best in some clubs: Kimmorley
Brett Kimmorley isn't happy with what the Origin period puts clubs through, but some a better equipped to cope.
Kearney looking into abyss if Warriors lose to Broncos
Five things the New Zealand Warriors are: Unreliable, inconsistent, frustrating, unpredictable, infuriating. And one big thing they are most definitely not when you're a coach: The best place to try to reboot your career.
Lillyman: Napa ready to go for Maroons.
Queensland's Jacob Lillyman insists Dylan Napa is ready and raring to go ahead of Origin one.
Queensland: A fortress for rugby.
With Game I fast approaching, here's a look at the statistics behind Queensland's dominance at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Johnathan Thurston ruled out of Origin I
For the first time since Johnathan Thurston made his Origin debut in 2005, Queensland will be without their champion playmaker.
NRL Preview Round 12: line-ups, video
Round 12 of the NRL will see just four games with the Rabbitohs and Eels kicking off the round, while a depleted Roosters will head to Canberra to take on the Raiders.
Tedesco deserves to be Origin No.1: Dugan
As much as Josh Dugan wants to be NSW State of Origin fullback, he says he won't argue with Laurie Daley's decision to play James Tedesco in the No.1 jumper.
Daley's Origin losers roll the dice again
Laurie Daley's selection of a raft of serial series losers threatens to tarnish his proud State of Origin legacy if his NSW Blues come unstuck yet again.
NSW are going to win State of Origin.
He may be slightly one-eyed, but Brett Kimmorley believes NSW can claim a narrow victory in Origin 1 and go on and win the series.
Thaiday tips more change for old pack
Queensland forward Sam Thaiday has tipped more young blood to be injected into the Maroons' ageing pack by as early as game two of the State of Origin series.
NSW Origin hopes high as Maroons lose JT
Queensland have lost State of Origin experience totalling 107 matches, with Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, Greg Inglis and Corey Parker missing for game one.
Blues defend Walters on Slater Origin snub
NSW winger Blake Ferguson says Queensland made the right call to pick Darius Boyd at fullback over Maroons great Billy Slater.
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