Injured North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston is eyeing a 2011 NRL return earlier than first expected, the highly-capped test star hoping to get back to business in Round 23 for the Cowboys crucial clash against the Brisbane Broncos.
After a year on the sidelines and another injury scare at the start of the 2011 NRL season, Brisbane Broncos veteran centre Justin Hodges looks to be back to full fitness and ready to play on through the finals alongside his long-time friend and mentor, retiring skipper Darren Lockyer.
Reds playmaker Quade Cooper has vowed to keep following his attacking instincts in the Super Rugby Final against the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. 1
Both the Queensland Reds and the Canterbury Crusaders have named unchanged sides for Saturday’s Super Rugby Final at Suncorp Stadium.
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.
Queensland have given record breaking skipper Darren Lockyer the perfect origin send off by taking the deciding game of the series 34-24 at Suncorp Stadium. 1
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.
The Super 15 final has been decided with the Queensland Reds set to take on the Canterbury Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
The Queensland Reds have recalled former Wallabies prop Greg Holmes to the starting line up ahead of the semi-final clash with the Blues at Suncorp Stadium.
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.
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