NSW'S Greg Bird says Queensland's Karmichael Hunt should brace himself for the biggest defensive workload of his career in the opening State of Origin clash.
CRONULLA captain Paul Gallen has vowed to clean up his game after fearing he'd lost his greatest honour in rugby league.
NEW Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg has pulled his club out of the player market until the board decides on the future of coach Steve Folkes.
WHEN Braith Anasta arrived at the Sydney Roosters two years ago he was anointed as the club's next Brad Fittler, now he's finally living up to the hype.
CRONULLA winger Luke Covell nailed a 41m penalty goal in golden point extra time to give the Sharks a 18-16 NRL victory over St George Illawarra at ANZ Stadium.