Jackson may miss Origin decider

New South Wales back rower Josh Jackson may miss the third State of Origin clash after he was charged with a Grade 2 dangerous throw while playing for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Jamie Soward. The charge will see him miss two games, ruling him out of the deciding Origin clash. Jackson will need to fight the grading and have it…

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Jennings misbehaves, suspended for a week

Fresh after starring in New South Wales’ victory in the second State of Origin last Wednesday, Michael Jennings has drawn the ire of the Parramatta constabulary, after he and some friends got drunk and committed an act of vandalism. When approached by police, Jennings confronted them in an aggressive manner. He was charged with hindering police and offensive behaviour and…

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Gallen ruled ineligible for State of Origin medal

After his well-documented suspension for his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks’ controversial supplements program of 2011, the New South Wales Rugby League board (NSWRL) have ruled Blues captain Paul Gallen ineligible for the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal. Gallen – who is suspended until late November – was ruled out of the running for the Dally M representative player of the…

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Greg Bird invites Mal Meninga to ‘run at him’ after Origin III

Fans of State of Origin will have no doubt been glued to their TV screens this past Wednesday, as Queensland restored some pride by beating New South Wales in the third and final Origin encounter of 2014. Even though the game was effectively a dead rubber (if there can be such a thing in Origin), it didn’t stop tensions spilling…

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