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Tino Fa’asuamaleaui is tackled by Siosifa Talakai.

Fittler’s perfect tactics against fractured Maroons

NSW won in Perth, but the greatest weapon in the Queensland arsenal is the chip on their shoulder; their entrenched need to avenge NSW insults, relish adversity and triumph over injustice. And they will use all of them in the decider.

  • by Roy Masters

Insight & Analysis

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.

Talk of NSW demise proves much ado about Nathan

Since the narrow loss to Queensland in game one, there’s been much hand wringing and furious tweeting about the parlous state of rugby league in our fair state.

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster

Chief Sports Writer

Go west, we’ll do just fine: Fittler makes all right moves with series on line

By the time Brad Fittler got onto the plane for Perth, he had assembled a line-up that turned this State of Origin match into Penrith versus Queensland.

Malcolm Knox
Malcolm Knox

Journalist, author and columnist


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Better than Joey: Nathan Cleary

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
NSW coach Brad Fittler.

So, how do we feel about Freddy’s NSW 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

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