Tag: State of Origin

‘I know who you are’: Inglis reveals first meeting with Ponga

Queensland captain Greg Inglis has revealed his first ever encounter with gun rookie Kalyn Ponga labeling the rising talent a “gentleman” ahead of Ponga’s State of Origin debut for Queensland on Sunday night. Speaking to 2GB’s Alan Jones, the Maroons skipper said Ponga made a beeline for the legendary leader. “He’s an absolute gentleman. He’s […]

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‘Built for State of Origin’: Tweets that haven’t aged well

30 minutes too late. Woods built for this. Get him out there before the 72nd Minute! #Origin— Dan Talintyre (@dantalintyre) June 1, 2016 King on Josh Jackson: He's built for #Origin footy. I can't wait to see him play. @NSWRL #Blues— Big Sports Breakfast (@BigSportsBrekky) May 26, 2015 .@joshreynolds9 is built for Origin. He'll own […]

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Why the grumpy old men of rugby league can’t keep baby in the corner any longer

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis There is so much happening in rugby league it isn’t funny. What a time to be alive. State of Origin II, England versus New Zealand in Denver, Women’s State of Origin and the return of Tonga. And these aren’t even first priority if you’re from Fiji, Samoa or Papua New Guinea. […]

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The Blues will continue Queensland’s pain in Game II: Michael O’Connor

New South Wales Blues legend Michael O’Connor says there is more pain in store for the Queenslanders after their 22-12 loss at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Speaking to Macquarie Sports Radio, the Dual International believes the Blues had plenty of improvement left in them. “I just think that NSW now are in a position where […]

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The year State of Origin chewed up the legendary Jack Gibson and spat him out

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett stand head and shoulders above all other modern day coaches. Their records speak for themselves. Unfortunately, one day they will die. And when they do, they will be met at the pearly gates of Coach Heaven by one man that will forever be king of the […]

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Queensland fans won’t show up for a dead rubber in Brisbane: Matthew Johns

Veteran forward and former NSW Blue Luke Lewis believes under siege captain Boyd Corner will prove detracter Phil Gould wrong after the one-time Blues coach questioned Cordner’s selection. Lewis went one step further, predicting Cordner will receive the man of the match award. “100 per cent he (Cordner) will prove him (Gould) wrong,” Lewis told Fox […]

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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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