QUEENSLAND'S State Of Origin preparations have hit a snag with damaging centre Justin Hodges unavailable for Wednesday week's series decider in Melbourne.
NEW South Wales and Queensland rugby league selectors name their line-ups today for the State of Origin decider in Melbourne on Wednesday week.
CHAMPION halfback Andrew Johns has ruled out making a return to representative football for the third and deciding State of Origin clash in Melbourne. Johns had hinted at a possible comeback for NSW after the Blues were thumped 30-6 by Queensland at Suncorp Stadium to level the series 1-1 on Wednesday night.
NEW South Wales prop Willie Mason has implored Blues selectors to keep faith with the side humbled in game two of the State Of Origin series last night.
QUEENSLAND'S crushing victory has quickly turned the State of Origin series decider at Melbourne's Telstra Dome into a sellout. Ticket offices were rushed in the wake of the Maroons' 30-6 upset win at Suncorp Stadium last night and remaining tickets for the July 5 match were snapped up for the 53,355-capacity venue.
QUEENSLAND centre Justin Hodges says he's right to take his place in this Wednesday night's second State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
QUEENSLAND'S call up of Jacob Lillyman to replace injured Tonie Carroll for the second State of Origin rugby league match took many by surprise... but not NSW coach Graham Murray.
NORTH Queensland's Jacob Lillyman has been called up to replace injured lock Tonie Carroll in the Queensland team for next Wednesday's second State Of Origin rugby league match in Brisbane.
NSW captain Danny Buderus is shocked Queensland overlooked "an abundance of great fullbacks" to select Canberra bolter Adam Mogg for next week's State of Origin II at Suncorp Stadium.
CANBERRA'S Adam Mogg is a surprise draftee into the Queensland side to replace injured winger Greg Inglis in State of Origin two.