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MAROONS WORST TO FIRST AS BLUES’ BUBBLE BURSTS

2020-11-19T10:38:10+00:00 November 19th, 2020|Origin|

First Queensland shut the border. Now the “worst Queensland team ever” has slammed the door on cocky NSW’s plans for a third straight series win with an epic 20-14 win in Game 3 to bring the State of Origin shield home to Queensland in 2020. The Maroons, much maligned with a galaxy of missing experienced

SUNCORP DECIDER BECKONS FOR OUR BEATEN MAROONS

2020-11-12T11:55:42+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Origin|

FORTY years after State of Origin roared to life at Lang Park, Queensland will return to its spiritual home seeking a similar night of inspiration to take this year’s series after NSW drew level with a 34-10 win in Game 2 in Sydney. After a brilliant display in the 2020 opener in Adelaide the week

ROOKIES RISE AND SHINE IN ADELAIDE ORIGIN EPIC

2020-11-05T09:14:16+00:00 November 5th, 2020|Origin|

Queensland have delivered a heavenly performance in the City of Churches to put one hand on the State of Origin trophy, with an epic 18-14 win in the first game of the series at the Adelaide Oval. At a venue that has hosted some of the biggest names and greatest games in cricket history, the

ORIGIN DEBUT CAPS LEE’S RESURRECTION

2020-10-30T11:44:32+00:00 October 30th, 2020|Origin|

JUST 12 months ago, Brenko Lee had decided to quit the NRL after reaching the low point of his career. One year later, Lee is literally living the dream as a premiership winner with the Melbourne Storm and a State of Origin debutant for Queensland in the series opener against NSW in Adelaide. Queensland coach

STORM SURGE AGAIN AS SLATER CHALLENGES MAROONS ROOKIES

2020-10-26T09:32:03+00:00 October 26th, 2020|Origin|

MAROONS selector Billy Slater has challenged Queensland’s young guns to step up as Wayne Bennett’s ‘Babes’ face one of the most daunting assignments in State of Origin history. Origin celebrates its 40th anniversary with a November series, and it will be a baptism of fire for the Maroons, who have named a batch of new

BENNY FACTOR BRINGS NEW DIMENSION TO MAROONS

2020-10-02T16:29:57+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Origin|

QUEENSLAND powerbroker Darren Lockyer has backed Wayne Bennett to dust off his 2001 Origin heroics to lead the embattled Maroons to another Blues boilover this season. The Queensland Rugby League has turned to the Origin experience of Bennett to answer an SOS for this year’s historic November series following the forced departure of Maroons coach

TITANS SHOW LOCAL CLUBS HOW TO TURN IT AROUND

2020-09-29T16:11:35+00:00 September 29th, 2020|NRL|

New beginnings for Queensland’s three NRL franchises will herald a new era for the Maroons in the next few seasons as the Broncos, Titans and Cowboys rebuild on the back of some of the state’s most talented youngsters. While the Titans finished the season strongly to finish just outside the finals in ninth spot on

Palaszczuk Government road safety funding to support young Indigenous drivers

2020-09-24T16:35:06+00:00 September 24th, 2020|ARTIE, FOGS|

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Young indigenous Queenslanders at a number of Queensland high schools are set to get behind the wheel safely thanks to a partnership between the Palaszczuk Government and Former Origin Greats. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that $255,000 had been awarded to the

MAROON MEANS MORE THAN COLOUR OF MONEY

2020-09-17T15:37:48+00:00 September 11th, 2020|Origin|

QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters has dismissed concerns Maroons stars could withdraw from the November Origin series following revelations the code’s elite stars face representative pay-cuts because of the COVID crisis. NSW and Queensland players traditionally receive match fees of $30,000 each per Origin game, but that figure could be slashed to $10,000 this season for

BEN NOW THE HUNTED IN HOT HOOKING FIELD

2020-08-26T11:18:25+00:00 August 26th, 2020|Origin|

REIGNING Queensland player of the year Ben Hunt admits he is under siege to retain his place in this year’s Origin side in the face of competition from a wave of hungry Maroons hooking aspirants. Hunt was one of the Maroons’ shining lights in last year’s 2-1 series loss to the Blues, starting in all

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