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Maroons name large squad for Origin II

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Queensland have named a 22-man squad for the second State of Origin test as several of their biggest names battle to regain fitness. Coach Mal Meninga is giving Greg Inglis (ankle), Billy Slater (shoulder) and Daly Cherry-Evans (knee) as much time as possible to prove their fitness but has drafted in Anthony Milford, Will Chambers, Willie Tonga, Ben Hunt and ... Read More »

Beau Ryan forced into NRL retirement

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Cronulla Sharks winger Beau Ryan has announced his immediate retirement from Rugby League, citing a serious neck injury. The 29-year-old is one of the NRL’s most recognisable faces thanks to his involvement with ‘The Footy Show’, which airs on Australia’s Nine Network and Premier Sports in the UK. On the programme, Ryan has his own segment called ‘Beau Knows’ in ... Read More »

Opinion: Origin must change to let internationals thrive

Anthony-Milford

This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Undoubtedly the most frustrating Rugby League story over the last month was the news that Samoan fullback ... Read More »

NRL basks in Origin success

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The NRL has revealed that the biggest opening game audience in State of Origin Series history – a combined metropolitan and regional audience of 4.058 million viewers – watched New South Wales secure a 12-8 victory over Queensland at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday in the 100th State of Origin game between the two sides. The match, which was broadcast ... Read More »

Did Greg Inglis score the best Rugby League try of all time?

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This article, written by Steve Mascord, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Last month, Greg Inglis scored one of the greatest individual tries on record. ... Read More »

Opinion: Origin is killing everything around it

Greg Bird on NSW duty

This article, written by Steve Mascord, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Representative Rugby League in Australia outside of State of Origin is at the ... Read More »

Josh Charnley: Tomkins will blossom in the NRL

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This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Sam Tomkins will continue to blossom and take the NRL by storm – according to his England ... Read More »

Video: The best fights in State of Origin history

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At 11:16BST (I know, what an odd kick-off time), the first game of the 2014 State of Origin series gets underway, and it’s set to be another intense encounter. The annual clashes are known for their violence and the following video features some of the best and most memorable bust-ups of all time. Have a watch and whet your appetite ... Read More »

State of Origin 2014: Video preview

Greg Bird on NSW duty

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and senior reporter John Davidson discuss tomorrow’s eagerly-anticipated State of Origin opener between New South Wales and Queensland. Will the Maroons prevail or will a new-look Blues side stamp their authority? Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also ... Read More »

Sam Tomkins fined after public urination

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New Zealand Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has been fined by both police and his club after being caught urinating in public on Sunday, just hours after defeating the Gold Coast Titans. The former Wigan star, 25, was issued with an on-the-spot £55 ($A100) fine by police and was forced to pay an additional £1,015 ($NZ2,000) by his club “I’m disappointed ... Read More »

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