He couldn't be prouder to be Queensland's new State of Origin coach but Billy Slater doesn't view his appointment as the first step in a long coaching career.
Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has accused the prime minister's office of backgrounding journalists against a plan to offer free NRL finals tickets to people getting the jab.
This week our rugby league experts look at whether the Rabbitohs will be able to contain Tom Trbojevic, what has happened to the mighty Panthers and who will win the Dally M Medal.
Queensland rugby league champion Billy Slater has been confirmed as the Maroons' new coach, replacing Paul Green on a two-year deal.
The NRL is preparing to announce the first expansion of the competition in 14 years with Brisbane to be granted a long-awaited second team.
Queenslanders who get vaccinated against COVID-19 in northern Brisbane or Logan will have the chance to win free tickets to the NRL finals this weekend.