QUEENSLAND have resisted the temptation to publicly respond to NSW forward Paul Gallen's verbal assaults, but a former Maroon has decided otherwise.
QUEENSLAND firebrand Carl Webb has declared it's "game on", warning NSW aren't just talking tough before Wednesday night's opening State of Origin clash.
SPEED machine Shannon Walker is set to make his NRL debut for the Titans next weekend following a long term knee injury to winger Smith Samua.
GIANT teenage sensation Israel Folau shied away from comparisons with Queensland rugby league great Mal Meninga when he stepped into his first Origin camp.
KARMICHAEL Hunt is set to be thrown the toughest challenge of his brief rugby league career as champion Darren Lockyer's Origin replacement.