2011 State of Origin Topics

Qld Make Two Changes Ahead of Origin Decider

Queensland coach Mal Meninga has made two changes to the Queensland state of origin side, with Justin Hodges and Jacob Lillyman earning recalls.

Sore Soward Could Miss Origin Showdown

Indigenous All-Star and Dragons five-eighth Jamie Soward has stated that he would not risk playing for the New South Wales Blues and damage the team’s chance of upsetting a Queensland Origin win if his injured hamstring doesn’t heal 100 per cent in time for the game three do-or-die decider next Wednesday.

Maroons May Make Changes

Queensland coach Mal Meninga has traditionally been loathed to make changes to the Maroons origin squad, but his hand may be forced ahead of the deciding game in the series.

Blues Name 20 Man Origin Squad For Game Three

In a bid to cover a host of injuries to key players New South Wales origin coach Ricky Stuart has named an extended squad for the third and deciding match of the series.

Yow Yeh out of Broncos’ Cross Country Clash with Souths

Broncos star and Test winger Jharal Yow Yeh will miss Brisbane’s NRL Telstra Premiership Round 16 clash with the Rabbitohs in Perth tonight due to a grave case of tonsillitis.

Johns Puts Jarrod Croker Centre Stage

New South Wales great Andrew Johns has anointed Canberra Raiders youngster Jarrod Croker as the man to answer the Blues centre crisis.

Maroon Riot Averted – Thurston Cleared for Origin 3

A potential Maroon State of Origin Game 3 riot has been averted with star Queensland halfback Johnathan Thurston last night cleared to play in the do-or-die decider at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday night.

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