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Wallace halfback in NSW Origin shock

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BRISBANE'S Peter Wallace has been named halfback for NSW for game one of rugby league's State of Origin series after injury ruled out Newcastle's Kurt Gidley.

Origin draws are no more

GOLDEN point extra time will break any deadlocked matches in this year's State of Origin - and play will continue until someone scores.

Hunt over as Karmichael replaces Lockyer

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KARMICHAEL Hunt is set to be thrown the toughest challenge of his brief rugby league career as champion Darren Lockyer's Origin replacement.

Ben Cross moving closer to Origin debut

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FORMER Melbourne premiership star Ben Cross can move a large step closer towards a NSW Origin debut in front of Blues coach Craig Bellamy on Monday night.

Bird declares five-eighth desire

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AUSTRALIAN star Greg Bird has declared his desire to play five-eighth for NSW.

Bird keen to combine with Gidley for NSW

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AUSTRALIAN five-eighth Greg Bird has called on NSW selectors to hand Kurt Gidley a starting role for the opening State of Origin clash.

El Masri back to stake Origin claim

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HAZEM El Masri returns for the Bulldogs in Saturday night's NRL clash with Penrith to stake a last-minute claim.

Fittler calls Anasta to demand selection

BRAD Fittler has called on Braith Anasta to demand NSW selection and lead his side out of a two-game losing sequence against Canberra on Saturday.

Orford in dark over City No.7 snub

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MANLY halfback Matt Orford concedes he can do no more to convince selectors of his claims at a NSW jersey.

No Origin pressure on Lockyer to play

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GREG Inglis has volunteered to wear Darren Lockyer's No.6 Origin jumper but thinks Johnathan Thurston and Scott Prince will be the halves if he misses game one.

NSW No.7 'might be premature' for Pearce

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SYDNEY Roosters captain Craig Fitzgibbon isn't surprised Mitchell Pearce is being linked to the NSW No.7 jersey, but fears the youngster may not be ready.

Roosters pack, Slater keep Qld smiling

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THE prospect of losing rugged forward Neville Costigan has not fazed Queensland chairman of selectors Des Morris.

We'll do it our way: NSW Origin coach

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INCOMING NSW coach Craig Bellamy believes the Blues may have tried too hard to emulate Queensland's 'maroon passion' in recent Origin series.

Titans push under-20 Origin series

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THE Gold Coast Titans will today push for an under-20s component to the annual State of Origin series.

Bellamy named new Blues Origin coach

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PREMIERSHIP-WINNING Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has been named NSW coach for next year's State of Origin series.

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