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.
CRONULLA playmaker Brett Kimmorley has admitted his teammate Ben Ross's late and high elbow to Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk's jaw "looked ugly".