The 11 debutants set to light up State of Origin

This article was first written and published for the Roar. The wait is over. This week the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues have both named their teams for the second Women’s State of Origin to be held at North Sydney Oval, next Friday 21st June. It’s fair to say that for both teams […]

Mannah situation an unfortunate sign of the times

This article for and published by NRL.com. On Tuesday I woke up to the news that Tim Mannah had asked the club for a release from the remainder of his Eels contract to join the Wests Tigers. While no official announcement has been made by either club, I get the sense a deal is coming. […]

How the NSW Blues can win Origin 2

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  The New South Wales Blues may have gone into State of Origin Game 1 as favourites, but when the siren went, the scoreline was 18-14 in favour of the Queensland Maroons. The day after, rugby league Twitter went into meltdown. It’s true that the takes […]

Which coach has the edge heading into Origin 1?

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  We’re now just two sleeps away from Game One of the 2019 State of Origin series. For weeks we debated what the teams would look like, who the Queensland Maroons would name as their captain and who the New South Wales halves would be.