Tag: Maroons

Chaos and flair: The story of an Innisfail kid who made a decision that changed everything

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Here is something you may not know about Australia’s greatest ever fullback. If Billy Slater did not leave high school as a 15-year-old, we probably would not be celebrating his illustrious career this weekend. On Friday night at AAMI Park, Slater plays his last ever game in front of his adoring […]

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Darius says he and Slater both need to be in Maroons team for Origin I

Incumbent Queensland State of Origin and Australian fullback Darius Boyd has supported a return to the Origin arena for legendary custodian Billy Slater. But Slater’s comeback will almost certainly mean a shift to the wing for Boyd who has made the number 1 jersey his own since Slater’s last Origin at the Melbourne Cricket Ground […]

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Munster a Maroons bolter as stars get their say on possible JT replacement

BY KANE AUSTIN Queensland Maroons Coach Kevin Walters says he will consult the leadership ground of the team before making a decision on Johnathan Thurston’s replacement if the legend isn’t ready for State of Origin I at Suncorp Stadium. Thurston returned from a calf injury to play for Australia last Friday night without playing a […]

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Langer says DCE and Milford are top candidates to fill void left by Thurston

One of Queensland’s greatest ever halfbacks Allan Langer says the Maroons can fill the void left by Johnathan Thurston if the future Immortal doesn’t return in time from a shoulder injury sustained in Australia’s win over New Zealand. Thurston has played 36 straight State of Origins but is in serious danger of missing Origin I […]

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10 players that would have played Origin if they were Queenslanders

BY CURTIS WOODWARD We have all heard it somewhere before: “If he was a Queenslander, he would have played State of Origin for sure!” New South Wales selectors rarely agree with what the punters think. Sometimes players are just too “Origin” for Origin, sometimes they’re too small or too safe. Here we’ve compiled the 10 […]

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