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Origin

FRUSTRATED FULLBACK MUNSTER UNDERSTANDS HIS SIX APPEAL

2019-03-18T10:51:37+00:00 March 18th, 2019|NRL, Origin|

HE is a reluctant five-eighth, but Queensland star Cameron Munster admits Melbourne’s decision to keep him at pivot has enhanced his prospects of retaining the decorated Maroons’ No.6 jumper this season. As a teenager, Munster was groomed by Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy to be the fullback successor to Billy Slater. So when the Maroons and

MAL WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE BOYD BACK IN TOWN

2019-03-04T09:46:16+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Origin|

QUEENSLAND’S most successful coach Mal Meninga insists Darius Boyd has more to offer the Maroons and has urged the Broncos skipper to consider making a State of Origin comeback this season. With the Maroons’ backline stocks taking a hit following the retirement of Billy Slater and Valentine Holmes’ defection to American Football, Meninga believes Boyd’s

MOSES HEADING FOR ORIGIN’S PROMISED LAND

2019-02-18T09:35:33+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Origin|

HE was a shock appointment as Wests Tigers captain, and now Queenslander Moses Mbye is eyeing another special honour by breaking into the Maroons Origin side. With the Queensland No.1 jumper lying vacant following the retirement of champion Billy Slater, Mbye is keen to throw down the challenge to Kalyn Ponga – the Newcastle young

BOYD HAPPY TO KEEP ‘FORMER’ IN FORMER ORIGIN GREAT

2019-02-04T10:14:08+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Origin|

DARIUS Boyd insists he is content with his decision to retire from State of Origin and says not even the departure of Valentine Holmes can convince him to embark on a Queensland comeback this season. One of Queensland’s most decorated players, Boyd stunned the code when he dropped a retirement bombshell last year, quitting the

KEVVIE LOOKS FOR MUNSTER AND DALY SHOW TO RUN LONG-TERM

2019-01-25T10:39:46+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Coach's Desk, Origin|

QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters is determined to build another Johnathan Thurston-Cooper Cronk strikeforce, saying he is keen to retain Cameron Munster and Daly Cherry-Evans as his Maroons halves for the 2019 series. Thurston and Cronk orchestrated the most successful dynasty in Origin history for Queensland, but their representative retirements last year has forced Walters to

IT’S BLACK AND WHITE: PONGA  STILL DREAMS OF MAROON

2019-01-15T09:13:43+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Origin|

KALYN Ponga flashes a cheeky grin.  He has just been asked about Valentine Holmes’ shock defection to try his luck at cracking the NFL – and whether the Newcastle young gun would ever follow his Queensland Origin teammate by turning his supreme talent to American football. “I reckon I could make it as a quarterback,”

MUNSTER’S CALL: I WANT TO BE MAROONS’ FULLBACK

2018-12-07T09:49:37+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Origin|

CAMERON Munster says Valentine Holmes' shock decision to quit the NRL has opened the door for him to chase the Queensland fullback spot - even if he risks losing the famous Maroons No.6 jumper. Holmes and Kalyn Ponga were considered the front-runners to wear the Queensland No.1 jumper next season following the retirement of Maroons

KEVVIE PROUD OF DALY’S RETURN

2018-12-03T12:08:55+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Coach's Desk, Origin|

QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters says the reemergence of Daly Cherry-Evans as a representative weapon will give the Maroons the cornerstone of experience to build a young team around over the next couple of years. Queensland’s transition out of the recent golden era with the departures of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston

GAGAI WANTS TO STAY CENTRED

2018-08-20T09:41:34+00:00 August 20th, 2018|NRL, Origin|

HE has proven to be a Maroons match-winner on the wing, and is currently filling in fullback for his club team South Sydney. But Queensland winger Dane Gagai has set his sights on emulating Maroons skipper Greg Inglis and making a permanent move into the Queensland centres next season. When Inglis broke his hand playing

MARVEL MUNSTER IS EYEING OFF BILLY’S SPOT

2018-07-27T15:36:37+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Origin|

THE battle to replace Billy Slater in the Queensland No.1 jumper has intensified with Maroons five-eighth Cameron Munster revealing he is keen to test himself as an Origin fullback. Munster has been a shining light in his four Origin games in the Queensland No.6 jumper, most recently in Game Three this year when the Storm

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