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Maroons level Origin series

Maroons level Origin series

Johnathan Thurston kicked a late conversion of Dane Gagai’s second try of the night to give Queensland a dramatic 18-16 victory to level the series in anticipation of a decider in Queensland in three weeks’ time. The Maroons were 16-6

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Blues earn victory over Maroons in Brisbane

Blues earn victory over Maroons in Brisbane

New South Wales have won the first game in the 2017 State of Origin series, defeating Queensland 28-4 at Suncorp Stadium after leading 12-4 at half-time. The star of the show for the Blues was Cronulla forward Andrew Fifita, who

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Blues level Origin series

Blues level Origin series

New South Wales have levelled this year’s State of Origin series with a thrilling 26-18 victory against Queensland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of an Origin record 91,513 spectators. The Blues took the lead when Michael Jennings raced

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Can the Blues strike back in Melbourne?

Can the Blues strike back in Melbourne?

Andrew Ferguson looks ahead to next week’s second game in this year’s State of Origin series On Tuesday, the teams for the second State of Origin clash between New South Wales and Queensland were announced. The first Origin match was

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State of Origin draws biggest TV audience in 2015

State of Origin draws biggest TV audience in 2015

In addition to drawing a live attendance of more than 80,000 to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, State of Origin Game 1 was the highest rating Australian television show in 2015, according to the MediaWeek publication that monitors TV audiences in Australia,

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Maroons edge out Blues in opening Origin encounter

Maroons edge out Blues in opening Origin encounter

Queensland have beaten New South Wales by the narrowest of margins, gaining an 11-10 victory in the opening game of the 2015 series at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in front of 80,122 spectators. The Maroons came back from a half-time deficit

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An Englishman’s view of Origin

An Englishman’s view of Origin

In his latest Total Rugby League column, English coach Alan Kilshaw looks ahead to the State of Origin series. The countdown is well and truly on for the beast that is State of Origin. Two weeks out to the first

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State of Origin revenue to break $100 million

State of Origin revenue to break $100 million

  The impact of State of Origin on Australian – and worldwide – sport is set to grow even more next year, after it was revealed that the revenue the 2015 series creates will break through the $100 million barrier

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How healthy is international Rugby League?

How healthy is international Rugby League?

The Guardian newspaper published an article yesterday on its website entitled ‘Rugby league’s international failure is spectacular’. It was written by an Australian journalist, Nick Tedeschi, a freelance writer whose frustration with the state of international Rugby League was plain

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Kangaroos and Maroons winger Brent Tate retires aged 32

Kangaroos and Maroons winger Brent Tate retires aged 32

Australia and Queensland stalwart Brent Tate has called time on his 13-year career in the NRL after picking up a fourth serious knee injury in this year’s State of Origin series. The 32-year-old winger, who has made 229 appearances in

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