Tag: Kevin Walters

Beware the wizardry of the Queensland spin doctors and State of Origin madness

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis    The world’s most exciting young rugby league player – Kalyn Ponga – will not make his State of Origin debut for Queensland tomorrow night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There was talk the prodigious utility was set to replace injured veteran Billy Slater only for reports to surface on Tuesday […]

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The 32nd instalment of Brad Fittler versus Kevin Walters next Wednesday at the MCG

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis  They faced off against each other 31 times during their glittering careers – 16 of those matches at State of Origin level. In just over a week, Brad Fittler and Kevin Walters start a new chapter in their storied rivalry. It may have taken almost twenty years, but two of the […]

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Maroons legend Matt Scott dumped despite being guaranteed a spot by Queensland selector

Veterans Matt Scott and Darius Boyd have missed Queensland State of Origin selection while coach Kevin Walters also left Corey Oates and Daly Cherry-Evans out of his team. Andrew McCullough has won the race to replace Cameron Smith at hooker while injury clouds hang over both Ben Hunt and Josh McGuire. Jai Arrow, Felise Kaufusi […]

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Coach Walters sings the praises of Smith in dominant display against listless Blues

Queensland Coach Kevin Walters has sung the praises of Maroons skipper Cameron Smith after the veteran hooker turned the clock back in a commanding performance helping QLD to yet another series victory. Smith was dangerous throughout the game but Walters said his first half was amazing to watch. “What can I say about the bloke […]

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Blues smell blood: ‘Scourges of God’s fury’ coming for the broken Maroons in Game II

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Bishop Isidore of Seville once called the Huns – the “scourges of God’s fury”. For centuries these nomadic warriors, made up of different tribes, became one of the most feared peoples in all of Europe. The Huns became out of necessity. As singular tribes they would be defeated. Together they became […]

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Walters hints that Slater will be Queensland fullback for Origin II

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has changed his tune regarding a return to State of Origin for Billy Slater after another big performance last weekend for the Melbourne Storm. Walters created controversy before Game I by leaving Slater out of his Maroons side. He’s going to be hard to leave out, definitely,” Walters said on NRL […]

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