Tag: QLD Maroons

New South Wales should have never picked a Ron Massey Cup prop and David Fifita in the front-row

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis The bleeding for New South Wales began long before Game III kicked off at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night. Game I six weeks ago was meant to be the night NSW finally turned the tide and stopped one of rugby league’s greatest ever dynasties. The Blues came out all guns blazing, […]

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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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Could the legendary Andrew Johns be the next coach of New South Wales?

New South Wales Blues legend and rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns has blasted the Blues after their Game III loss saying this current squad doesn’t understand State of Origin. The Blues looked lethargic and couldn’t compete with a Queensland team hellbent on sending their champions out with a victory. “I feel sick at the moment,” […]

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Was Glenn Lazarus underrated? Former Blue Jamie Soward thinks so

Former New South Wales pivot and premiership-winning Dragon Jamie Soward has rated Blues prop Glenn Lazarus among the top five State of Origin players he has seen alongside Wally Lewis, Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith and Andrew Johns. Despite playing 19 games for NSW and 21 for Australia, Soward says Lazarus was an underrated player. “I […]

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Maroons flyer Holmes set to make his Suncorp Stadium debut tonight in State of Origin decider

He has represented his country and won a premiership but remarkably tonight’s State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium is Queensland winger Valentine Holmes’ first top flight game at the venue. Holmes is yet to play an NRL game or representative match at the famous ground. “Everyone here telling you how good that stadium is, […]

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