THE State of Origin series may have been won by New South Wales but tell that to Queensland who have thrashed the Blues by 36-6 at Suncorp Stadium tonight.
NEW South Wales skipper Andrew Johns says he'll play in tomorrow night's third State Of Origin rugby league match against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium despite not being fully fit.
RUGBY league officials have given the controversial playing surface at Suncorp Stadium the thumbs up after an inspection before tonight's final State of Origin match.
NSW coach Phil Gould won't discuss his Origin future but believes arch rival Wayne Bennett must stay on for Queensland's sake.
FORMER Queensland hardman Greg Dowling has launched his annual attack on the Maroons pack, claiming captain Gorden Tallis went missing in Origin I and Shane Webcke has been comprehensively outplayed by his NSW counterparts.
THE Queensland camp has raised the prospect of a player walk off if tomorrow night's third State of Origin rugby league match with NSW has to go to extra time.
QUEENSLAND will train today at Suncorp Stadium on the eve of the third Origin match against New South Wales.
IRELAND coach Daryl Powell has named his 28-man squad for the European Nations Cup later this year, and the side will be captained by Wigan prop Terry O'Connor.
The Irish side will take on France and Scotland in the pool stage of the inaugural competitioon in October and November.
THE Sydney Airport Jets' lengthy injury list was painfully obvious in the NSW Premier League match at Henson Park on Saturday, when the Jets crashed out 46-6 to the Sydney Roosters.
WOLVES Captain Lee Briers has broken his wrist in the game against London Broncos on Sunday. A precautionary x-ray has revealed that Lee has a broken scaphoid of the left wrist and will face at least eight weeks on the sidelines. Lee played 35 minutes of the second half with the injury scoring his second try of the game and kicking 3 goals.
THEY mix together like champagne and wine cooler ? and now beer has driven the wedge deeper between Australian rugby and rugby league fans.
ST George Illawarra looks certain to re-sign centre Mark Gasnier and five-eighth Shaun Timmins by the end of next week, but the National Rugby League club now finds itself under increasing pressure to retain try-scoring winger Nathan Blacklock.
TEAM captain and halfback Brett Kimmorley wasn't named in the Cronulla Sharks line-up to play against the Vodafone Warriors at Toyota Park on Saturday night.
THREE New Zealand Warriors who broke a curfew and went out drinking before their National Rugby League match against the North Queensland Cowboys a fortnight ago have been fined by the club, chief executive Mick Watson said today.
CRONULLA captain Brett Kimmorley hasn't ruled out making a surprise comeback from a broken jaw in the Sharks' National Rugby League clash with the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night.