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Gutted Fifita banned at NRL Judiciary

Just as Cronulla looked to put their injury crisis behind them, they'll have to contend with missing forward enforcer Andrew Fifita through suspension for two crucial NRL games. Fifita admitted to being "absolutely gutted" after being rubbed out for three weeks after failing to have a dangerous contact charge downgraded at...

Qld's Chambers happy to avoid Origin axe

A revitalised Will Chambers says he "couldn't care less" about rival Latrell Mitchell's State of Origin axing but is grateful for being spared the same fate by Queensland selectors. Chambers would have been forgiven for breathing easier after the man who terrorised him in the 2018 Origin series - Mitchell -...

Qld prop Napa suffers fractured wrist

Queensland are sweating on the fitness of Dylan Napa after it was revealed the prop arrived in camp for Sunday's State of Origin II clash in Perth with a fractured wrist. The Maroons said Napa underwent scans on Monday after complaining of a sore hand suffered in the Bulldogs' NRL loss...

Qld's Ponga refuses to discuss rugby call

Kalyn Ponga has refused to talk about whether he wants to be a Wallaby. But the Queensland No.1 has declared he wants to be the next Johnathan Thurston. Ponga, 21, may be preparing for Sunday's State of Origin II in Perth where Queensland can seal a series-clinching victory. However, Ponga was on Tuesday...

Gallen surprised by Latrell's sacking

Former NSW skipper Paul Gallen is shocked by the omission of Latrell Mitchell from State of Origin II, calling it a "big loss". "I think it's a big loss personally," Gallen told AAP. "Freddy's the coach. He's got to live and die by his decisions. I think it is a loss but...

NRL admit referees got Tigers try wrong

Ryan Matterson of the Tigers is tackled by Tom Opacic of the Cowboys during the Round 14 NRL match (AAP Image/Michael Chambers)  The NRL have admitted their whistleblowers got a crucial call wrong when Wests Tigers back-rower Ryan Matterson was awarded a try in their 27-26 win over North Queensland. NRL head...

Coach warns Qld will improve in Origin II

State of Origin coach Kevin Walters warns Queensland will improve in Origin II (AAP Image/Darren England) In an ominous warning to NSW, Queensland coach Kevin Walters has rated the Maroons' stirring State of Origin I win as only a "five or maybe six out of 10". But a fired up Walters was confident...

Qld lose Origin squad member Lee to injury

Queensland will look to replace Edrick Lee (pictured) after he succumbed to a leg strain (AAP Image/Darren Pateman) Queensland will look to replace extended squad member Edrick Lee after the Newcastle speedster succumbed to a leg strain. The Maroons confirmed the Newcastle flyer had been ruled out of their camp for Sunday's State...
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