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Time is right for Norman's Qld debut: DCE

It took 10 seasons for Corey Norman to finally earn Queensland selection. But Daly Cherry-Evans says it will be worth the wait when the five-eighth makes his Maroons debut in Wednesday night's State of Origin series decider in Sydney. The road to Origin has been long for Norman - and with a...

D-day looms for Maroons forward Gillett

D-Day is looming for Matt Gillett but Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans has backed his unfancied side to win the State of Origin series even without their star back-rower, saying "this is not impossible". Cherry-Evans admits he has no idea if veteran Gillett will overcome a groin complaint for Wednesday's series decider...

Cherry-Evans finally fully fit for Maroons

Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans is "fully-fit" just in time for the State of Origin decider in Sydney (AAP Image/Darren England) Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans has finally come clean about his fitness before the State of Origin decider in Sydney, after admitting to "little white lies" in the past. And NSW won't like what...

Refs must act on Origin foul play: Fittler

NSW coach Brad Fittler wants the referees to be vigilant for any more late shots from chastened, desperate Queensland in Wednesday's State of Origin series decider. Fittler was seething over a high tackle on Blues star James Maloney in game two that resulted in a one-game ban for Maroons firebrand Josh...

Bunker errors unavoidable, says Greenberg

NRL boss Todd Greenberg says he can't "sugar-coat" the recent spate of bunker blunders and that his team of video officials simply need to be better. The Warriors were denied a try against Newcastle on Saturday when the bunker overturned an on-field ruling, despite replays clearly showing winger Ken Maumalo planting...

Storm's Smith says he has no plans to quit

Cameron Smith is contemplating extending his record-setting NRL career beyond his current contract, saying he has no plans to retire. The 36-year-old Melbourne Storm captain becomes the first NRL player to play 400 games when he runs out against Cronulla on Saturday. Already contracted for 2020, Smith says he feels fresh physically...

Maroons' Norman has his own style: Fittler

NSW coach Brad Fittler is adamant his team can repeat their game-two clampdown on Queensland's new-look attack in the State of Origin decider. Fittler is expecting a different look from the Maroons in game three after the injury withdrawal of star fullback Kalyn Ponga. Ponga's absence has forced Queensland to move Cameron...

Qld's Walters calls in Coach Whisperer

Qld's Kevin Walters calls in "Coach Whisperer" ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney (AAP Image/Darren England)  The Coach Whisperer is again the name on everyone's lips in the Queensland camp ahead of next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney. In a move that will again raise...
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