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Skipper Foran is back for good: Eels

Eels captain Kieran Foran has opted not to return to Brisbane for more treatment for personal issues and is preparing to take on Newcastle in the NRL.

Origin's famous hate turns into a love-in

No more "mate against mate"? Interstate hate seems to be thin on the ground in the lead-up to State of Origin I.

Wests come to rescue for embattled Tigers

Wests have taken a 75 percent control of the club after a new ownership structure was announced.

Gordon Tallis. (AAP)

No end in sight to Bennett-Tallis NRL feud

There is no end in sight to Gorden Tallis' feud with Wayne Bennett as Darius Boyd dismisses the NRL hard man's criticism of the master coach.

Oates no defensive liability: Morgan

Michael Morgan says Corey Oates won't be a defensive liability on State of Origin debut for Queensland.

Jackson the new JT hitman: Scott

Beau Scott admits he is disappointed to be left out of the Blues' Origin team for game one, but hasn't given up hope of featuring later in the series.
A rotation of NSW giants will challenge Queensland in the middle. (Getty)

Stop us if you can, say Blues

NSW have made no secret of their Origin I game plan to dominate up front after naming giants James Tamou, David Klemmer and Andrew Fifita on their bench.

Hayne future clearer next week

Jarryd Hayne's manager said he will sit down with his client next week to begin discussing his post-Olympic Games future.
Adam Reynolds. (Getty)

Rookies to get 'daylights beat out of them'

Queensland coach Kevin Walters thinks Adam Reynolds is the right man to wear the NSW No.7 jersey, but that won't stop his targeting him on Wednesday night.

I want to be Blues skipper, says Woods

Wests Tigers skipper Aaron Woods says he wants to be a future NSW State of Origin captain, but doesn't know if he is next in line.