Thursday, October 23, 2014
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State of Origin

Blues bring in Dugan and Hopoate for Origin II

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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 try, while centre Josh ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament. Brett finished the match despite the pain and Josh carried on, ... 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 »

Beetson’s memory to live on

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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 a success, passed away in December 2011 and a bronze statue of Beetson now stands outside the host stadium of ... Read More »