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SUPER COOPER SIGNS OFF ON ONE OF THE GREAT CAREERS

2019-10-08T09:28:18+00:00 October 8th, 2019|NRL|

Cooper Cronk’s seat at the table of rugby league’s greatest players is assured after FOG No.168 walked into retirement with a remarkable sixth grand final win under his belt after leading the Roosters to a 14-8 win in the 2019 NRL decider. Every player dreams of finishing their final season with a premiership win, but

MAROONS POST TAKES DALY’S LEADERSHIP TO NEW HEIGHTS

2019-09-18T13:34:28+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Origin|

MAROONS skipper Daly Cherry-Evans says the captaincy has taken him to another level as a player, and has only steeled his desire to help Queensland reclaim the Origin shield next season. Cherry-Evans was so composed and controlled in Manly’s 28-16 defeat of Cronulla in the opening week of the finals that NRL Immortal Andrew Johns

DAVID WILL BE AN ORIGIN GOLIATH FOR A DECADE

2019-09-06T09:12:49+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Origin|

QUEENSLAND legend Billy Moore says David Fifita will be a 10-year Origin player and has backed the teenage wrecking-ball to help the Maroons stave off the threat of a New South Wales dynasty. Fifita made history this season when he became the first player born in the 2000s to play State of Origin after being

HEARTLAND: HOW RUGBY LEAGUE EXPLAINS QUEENSLAND

2019-08-23T13:41:03+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|FOGS|

For more than 40 years, rugby league has embodied all the hopes and dreams, contradictions and tensions of life in the Sunshine State. The game speaks to Queenslanders’ sense of being the underdog and the outsider – a powerful undercurrent that sweeps through politics, business, the arts, and sport. The enduring appeal of State of

ADELAIDE LAUNCH SPARKS KEVVIE’S 2020 VISION

2019-08-20T09:00:17+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Origin|

KEVIN Walters has declared he has unfinished business as the Queensland coach prepares to lead the Maroons to a new frontier when State of Origin makes its debut in South Australia next year. The NRL has released the playing schedule for 2020 State of Origin series with the famous Adelaide Oval to host an interstate

GREAT SCOTT ALWAYS LED FROM THE FRONT

2019-08-05T08:48:59+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Origin|

“When you looked across the dressing room and saw ‘Thumper’ there, you just immediately felt more comfortable.” Those words, trumpeted by Queensland and Test legend Darren Lockyer, succinctly sum up FOG #155 Matt Scott, and the remarkable career of the greatest front-rower in the Cowboys’ history. When Scott last month announced his retirement at season’s

MAROONS MIRACLE FALLS JUST SHORT AS BLUES WIN SHIELD

2019-07-11T13:22:41+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Origin|

A sloppy second half has condemned Queensland to its first consecutive series defeat since 2005, after NSW wrapped up the 2019 State of Origin series with a 26-20 win in the decider at ANZ Stadium. In an Origin classic, Queensland called on all of its famous spirit to fight back from the dead and look

KEVVIE KEEPING FULLBACK CARDS CLOSE TO HIS CHEST

2019-07-01T13:22:01+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Origin|

Who will be No.1? That was the big question for Queensland State of Origin fans after coach Kevin Walters unveiled his Maroons squad for the series-deciding third game at ANZ Stadium. While the Maroons desperately want to be No.1 with victory in Origin III to prevent the Blues from winning back-to-back series for the first

BLUES PRODUCE THEIR BEST TO CRUSH POOR MAROONS IN THE WEST

2019-06-24T08:54:41+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Origin|

Queensland will head to Sydney for the series-deciding third State of Origin game, but must first head back to the drawing board after being humbled 38-6 by NSW in Game 2 at Perth’s Optus Stadium. In Western Australia’s first Origin game, in front of the new stadium’s biggest ever crowd of 59,722, the Maroons unfortunately

PONGA HERE FOR THE MAROONS LONG HAUL

2019-06-17T13:24:18+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Origin|

FORMER Maroons skipper Darren Lockyer has hailed Kalyn Ponga a 10-year Origin player and believes the fullback whizkid has the potential to captain Queensland. Ponga was a walk up start for the Maroons team named for Origin II, with injury the only factor to force changes in Kevin Walters’ squad as they look to wrap

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