QUEENSLAND rugby league captain Cameron Smith believes fullback Billy Slater now possesses the all-round skills to terrorise NSW in the State of Origin opener.
NEWCASTLE utility Matt Hilder will miss two NRL matches after pleading guilty to dangerous contact with Melbourne's Cooper Cronk during Monday night's game.
PARRAMATTA has released hooker Mark Riddell from the final year of his NRL contract to join English Super League powerhouse Wigan after the current season.
AS part of the new TV coverage of the NSWRL, Foxtel will be at North Sydney Oval this Saturday to cover the Bears momentous bid to achieve nine consecutive wins
NSW'S Greg Bird says Queensland's Karmichael Hunt should brace himself for the biggest defensive workload of his career in the opening State of Origin clash.
PLENTY of depth to go around...
THE Titans have experienced mixed State of Origin fortunes today with Anthony Laffranchi selected for NSW but teammate Scott Prince overlooked for Queensland.
TEAMS and fixtures and referee appointments for round 10 of the National Rugby League.
NEWCASTLE utility Matt Hilder faces up to three weeks on the sidelines after being charged with contrary conduct for dangerous contact.
WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens welcomes the return of Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah but says teammates will have to carry them through Sunday's match.
BRETT Anderson and Dane Nielsen will make their Melbourne debuts in Saturday's NRL clash against St George Illawarra.
BRISBANE fullback Karmichael Hunt has been named Queensland five-eighth for the State of Origin series opener against NSW in Sydney.
THE QRL today announced the Maroons team to play NSW in the opening match of the State of Origin.
CENTRE Matt Cooper has extended his contract with the Dragons for a further three years. Plus rep news with Ben Hornby, Mark Gasnier and Copper all being selected for NSW for Origin I.
A leading bookmaker has suspended betting on their first NRL coach to be sacked market following an unexpected plunge on North Queensland coach Graham Murray.