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‘Latrell knows everyone will be watching’: Centre gets Fittler’s attention

‘Latrell knows everyone will be watching’: Centre gets Fittler’s attention

Matt Burton weill be hard to toss for game three after his excellent Origin debut, but Brad Fittler is keen to watch Latrell Mitchell’s return on Saturday.

  • by Christian Nicolussi

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The honeymoon is over for Slater as pressure mounts for decider

The honeymoon is over for Slater as pressure mounts for decider

Billy Slater almost always found a way to overcome adversity as a player. Now he must do the same as a coach after Queensland were trounced in Perth.

  • by Phil Lutton
Head knock rules Ponga out, Munster goes for scans

Head knock rules Ponga out, Munster goes for scans

Kalyn Ponga is in doubt for Newcastle’s game against the Titans on Friday night after a second head knock in as many weeks.

  • by Caden Helmers
Largest Origin TV audience since 2019 tunes in for game two rout

Largest Origin TV audience since 2019 tunes in for game two rout

State of Origin figures had been plateauing in recent years, but the Blues’ emphatic win in Perth has delivered a timely boost to the NRL.

Representative round key takeouts: What we learnt from Origin and the Tests

Representative round key takeouts: What we learnt from Origin and the Tests

Isabelle Kelly, Joey Manu, Josh Schuster, Justin Olam and Nathan Cleary all starred for their sides in an action-packed weekend.

  • by Caden Helmers, Phil Lutton, Dan Walsh, Adrian Proszenko and Adam Pengilly
Skyrockets in flight: A moment of genius in Burton’s breathtaking debut

Skyrockets in flight: A moment of genius in Burton’s breathtaking debut

Everything the Blues rookie touched in the Origin arena turned to gold on Sunday night, prompting Latrell Mitchell to declare that Matt Burton can keep the No.4 jersey.

  • by Dan Walsh
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Better than Joey: Johns backs Cleary to become greatest NSW No.7

Better than Joey: Johns backs Cleary to become greatest NSW No.7

Eighth immortal Andrew Johns is backing Nathan Cleary to trump him as the greatest NSW No.7 of all time.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Fittler adamant Kaufusi sin-binning justified despite Queensland protests

Fittler adamant Kaufusi sin-binning justified despite Queensland protests

The Blues piled on 30 points in as many minutes against an exhausted Maroons after their second-rower returned to the field. But should he have been sent to the sin-bin?

  • by Adam Pengilly and Caden Helmers
State of Origin player ratings: How the Blues and Maroons fared in game two

State of Origin player ratings: How the Blues and Maroons fared in game two

We run the rule over the players who rose to the occasion in game two in Perth and those who would like to have their time over again.

  • by Adrian Proszenko and Caden Helmers
So, how do we feel about Brad Fittler’s changes now?

So, how do we feel about Brad Fittler’s changes now?

Just as he did in 2019, the NSW coach threw out the playbook after a demoralising game one defeat. And this time he got the same result.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Panthers perfection as Blues demolish Queensland in emphatic fashion
NSW 44 Queensland 12
State of Origin

Panthers perfection as Blues demolish Queensland in emphatic fashion

Brad Fittler’s faith in his former side has been vindicated, NSW keeping their Origin campaign alive with a 32-point thrashing of a shellshocked Queensland outfit.

  • by Dan Walsh