BRISBANE coach-in-waiting Ivan Henjak has dismissed claims NSW are taking an unnecessary risk by throwing rookie halfback Peter Wallace into Origin I.
COREY Parker, the only survivor of the "Baby Broncos" outfit which stunned Wests Tigers 28-14 at Campbelltown in 2002, will captain Brisbane on Saturday.
BRISBANE will head into Saturday night's NRL clash with Cronulla confident of causing an upset.
THE Bulldogs should brace themselves for snubbed Gold Coast halfback Scott Prince to have a blinder in Friday night's NRL clash at Skilled Park.
QUEENSLAND enforcer Carl Webb expects NSW to put everything on the line to try and salvage some lost pride in Wednesday's State of Origin series opener.
QUEENSLAND rugby league captain Cameron Smith believes fullback Billy Slater now possesses the all-round skills to terrorise NSW in the State of Origin opener.
GOLD Coast co-captain Luke Bailey believes teammate Anthony Laffranchi is tailor-made for the intense pace in State of Origin rugby league.
GOLD Coast utility Ashley Harrison has been cleared of major damage to his elbow but club officials are still awaiting the result of scans on prop Brad Meyers.
GOLD Coast playmaker Scott Prince will tear Brisbane to shreds unless the Broncos maintain their intensity in Friday's NRL blockbuster, a team mate says.
FLYER Matt Petersen says Gold Coast players must break out of the "holiday mindset" to end their appalling away record in the NRL.