Nathan “Hindy” Hindmarsh will join an elite list of Rugby League greats this Saturday when the 41-time Test star and Eels captain dons the blue and gold Parramatta jersey for the 300th time.
The Australian Rugby League may close the loop hole that allowed New South Wales born Greg Inglis to represent Queensland in state of origin.
Former Test rep Willie Tonga has confirmed he is unlikely to play on for the North Queensland Cowboys next season, but was also quick to deny rumours of a return to Parramatta.
The Brisbane Broncos are back to full force following the sensational 2011 State of Origin series, the club naming all six of their Origin stars for their Round 19 NRL Queensland derby clash with the struggling Gold Coast Titans at Suncrop Stadium on Friday night.
A NRL Finals bid for the North Queensland Cowboys is still on the table after the sickening knee injury suffered by the great Johnathan Thurston in the Maroons’ historic State of Origin series win on Wednesday night thought to be less damaging than first feared.
There may not be a bronze statue being made in his honour and there won’t be the same hype or fanfare surrounding his exit from the game, but Fijian-born Rugby League great Petero Civoniceva is a man of modesty and has said he will be happy to leave the State of Origin on a quieter note than the legendary Darren Lockyer, but not this year.
With much of the 2011 State of Origin talk surrounding the Blues and their injury woes ahead of the highly-spruiked game three decider next Wednesday, Maroons coach Mal Meninga is harbouring his own fears with flying winger Jharal Yow Yeh struggling to overcome a grave case of tonsillitis.
Queensland coach Mal Meninga has made two changes to the Queensland state of origin side, with Justin Hodges and Jacob Lillyman earning recalls.
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.
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.
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