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.
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GOLDEN point extra time will break any deadlocked matches in this year's State of Origin - and play will continue until someone scores.
THE Melbourne Storm have defeated the Newcastle Knights 18-4 in a very tough match at Olympic Park this evening.
DISSATISFIED in Canberra and unloved at the Sydney Roosters, Eels halfback Brett Finch appears to have finally found himself a home at Parramatta.
THE Titans announce that star forward Anthony Laffranchi has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2011 season.
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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.
GOLD Coast co-captain Luke Bailey believes teammate Anthony Laffranchi is tailor-made for the intense pace in State of Origin rugby league.
PARRAMATTA halfback Brett Finch will remain an Eel until the end of the 2011 season after signing a new three-year deal with the NRL club.
BULLDOGS prop Jarrad Hickey will escape suspension for a tackle which left Penrith's Frank Puletua with a fractured eye socket despite being charged by the NRL.
FORMER Kangaroo and Wallaby Wendell Sailor has signed with the St George Illawarra Dragons until the end of the 2009 season.
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