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Six of the Best: State of Origin moments

Six of the Best: State of Origin moments

🕔11:11, 3.Jul 2014

This article originally appeared in issue 399 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 400 is currently in production and will be on sale from July 11. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues

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Cronk gets green light to avoid Origin whitewash

Cronk gets green light to avoid Origin whitewash

🕔13:56, 1.Jul 2014

Queensland half-back Cooper Cronk believes he will be fit enough to face New South Wales in the final game of the 2014 State of Origin series on July 9. The 30-year-old broke his arm 10 minutes into the first test

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Origin and Nines break records

Origin and Nines break records

🕔13:28, 19.Jun 2014

This week’s State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium has registered the highest TV ratings for any Origin match in the history of Rugby League. And it is the highest rating television show so far this year – eclipsing Origin

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Origin: Cherry-Evans favourite to start for Maroons

Origin: Cherry-Evans favourite to start for Maroons

🕔10:47, 17.Jun 2014

Injured Queensland half-back Daly Cherry-Evans looks set to return for the Maroons in tomorrow’s State of Origin test after he was pictured running without pain in a training session earlier today. The Manly Sea Eagles star, 25, was a serious

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Thurston: Origin scheduling “borderline ridiculous”

Thurston: Origin scheduling “borderline ridiculous”

🕔11:30, 12.Jun 2014

Reigning Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston is calling for the NRL to factor State of Origin into their scheduling, which he labelled as “borderline ridiculous”. Origin stars pride themselves on ‘backing up’ – playing for their club team the week

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Bennett wants three Origin games in four weeks

Bennett wants three Origin games in four weeks

🕔11:30, 12.Jun 2014

Former Australia coach Wayne Bennett wants next year’s State of Origin series to be played over four weeks and hopes it will prevent the inevitable injuries that come from players ‘backing up’ for their clubs just days after intense interstate

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Origin: Thurston unconfident in rookie half-back partner

Origin: Thurston unconfident in rookie half-back partner

🕔10:31, 11.Jun 2014

Queensland stand-off Johnathan Thurston has described the prospect of rookie Ben Hunt filling in at scrum-half for the injured Cooper Cronk and Daly Cherry-Evans as “not ideal”. First-choice number seven Cronk (broken arm) is unlikely to play another part in

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Blues bring in Dugan and Hopoate for Origin II

Blues bring in Dugan and Hopoate for Origin II

🕔11:25, 10.Jun 2014

New South Wales have called-up Josh Dugan and Will Hopoate to replace the injured Morris twins for the second State of Origin match on June 18. Winger Brett fractured and dislocated his shoulder in the act of scoring a crucial

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NRL basks in Origin success

NRL basks in Origin success

🕔09:12, 29.May 2014

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

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Beetson’s memory to live on

Beetson’s memory to live on

🕔12:03, 27.Mar 2014

Arthur Beetson’s number 11 Queensland jersey will be “retired” from the 100th Holden State of Origin game, which will be played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on May 28. The former prop, an Immortal who was instrumental in making Origin such

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