BY DAN When you’re selecting a football side, do you select your 17 best players? Or do you go through each position and pick your best player at each? The New South Wales Blues selection of Tom Trbojevic reveals much about their answer to this question. Canberra Raiders fans are no doubt miffed Nic Cotric … More The Best Man Available?
BY DAN Queensland defeated New South Wales 22-6 in a surprisingly one-sided end to the 2017 State of Origin Series. The startlingly even contest in the forwards, and the brilliance of the Queensland spine were the deciding factors. Instead of being the start of a new era that many considered this game threatened to represent, … More Rep Review: The Last Moment of Greatness?
BY BOZZA On Wednesday night New South Wales and Queensland will meet in the deciding game of the 2017 State of Origin Series at Suncorp Stadium. Already one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar, expectations that the Blues may finally topple the all-conquering Maroons has many referring to this fixture as the most … More Shock News! Queensland Star in Doubt
BY DAN Queensland beat New South Wales 18-16 in the second State of Origin game on Wednesday but had no right to. The gap between the two forward packs was such that Queensland should not have been able to recover. The fact that Jonathon Thurston was playing with what was clearly a dud shoulder should … More Rep Review: Winning the Unwinnable
BY ROB Having brought you all the accurate super scoops prior to Game I we reached out to our sources once again to keep you, the fervent Sportress fans, fully informed ahead of a possible decider on Wednesday night. Sam Thaiday says he still has more to give, and is asking to take Alfie Langer’s … More Origin Late Mail
BY DAN New South Wales beat Queensland 28-4 in the first game of the 2017 State of Origin series with a straightforward formula: smash them in the middle, and play flat and direct through the halves. It’s something they should have been doing for years. For this game it worked and it has set them … More Rep Review: Putting It All Together.
BY ROB With Origin 1 just hours away the Sportress has been busy working the wires (fabricating lies like a gossip rag) to bring you all the last minute info you need to enjoy Game 1. Pearce to go Full Predator News from Camp Blues is that Mitchell Pearce will be fitted with a cloaking … More Origin Late Mail
BY DAN In the end the New South Wales Blues celebrated their 18-14 victory over Queensland as if they had won the series. In truth, they missed the opportunity to do that through their uninspired selections and insipid attack. They will hope this victory represents a change of fortunes, but without substantial change it will … More Rep Review: Don’t Call it a Comeback
BY ROB Yours truly spent a few minutes perusing the Wikipedia entry for State of Origin this afternoon and quickly discerned a disturbing trend for fans of the Sky Blues: NSW have only ever recovered from a Game 1 loss to a series win twice. The first year it happened was 1994. The year of … More State Of Origin – Don’t Call It A Comeback
BY DAN Everyone knew how New South Wales were going to try and win Game 1 of State of Origin. When Queensland showed they had the capacity to stand in the way of that, the Blues had no alternative ideas. Instead, the two sides slammed into each other like angry goats for 80 minutes, with … More Origin Review: The Lack of Plan B