NSW centre Isabelle Kelly was brilliant in her side's 20-14 Women's State of Origin success, as she claimed the Nellie Doherty Medal.
Nathan Cleary was a target for Queensland in State of Origin I but the NSW halfback has form for fighting his way out of a corner.
Billy Slater has emerged from a rookie coach’s ‘nightmare scenario’ to put Queensland on the cusp of a State of Origin series win.
Kalyn Ponga has dealt with a lingering illness to present as one of Queensland's young leaders under coach and mentor Billy Slater.
Winger Charlie Staines is on the outer at Penrith but says he's committed to seeing out the remainder of his NRL contract.
Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma says Samoa can be among the heavyweight teams at the Rugby League World Cup, which begins in October.
Steph Hancock was in a dark place, but it all flipped on its head. Now out of retirement and in the Maroons side, she has formed a partnership with a debutant.
With a two-game Women's State of Origin series on the cards for 2023, winning Friday night's one-off edition will take on added importance.
Queensland say they've prepared for NSW to try to slow them with tackle wrestling in Friday night's Women's State of Origin clash in Canberra.
Saturday night's Test match against Fiji will give PNG the chance to prove they have the talent and appetite to support an NRL team.
David Nofoaluma says the Wests Tigers' playing group has not been informed as to whether Luke Brooks will be dropped to reserve grade for their next game.
Spurred on by a return to the NSW set-up, Jake Trbojevic hopes to be a difference-maker as the Blues look to square the series against Queensland in Perth.
The Sydney Roosters will hope the signings of Destiny Brill, Jayme Fressard and Shaniah Power can bolster their chances of winning consecutive premierships.
Veteran prop Josh Papalii played just 20 minutes across two stints of Queensland's State of Origin game one win against NSW in Sydney.
State of Origin representative and NRL premiership winner Brenko Lee has signed with the Dolphins on a two-year contract.
Josh Reynolds is leaving Super League club Hull effective immediately while Warrington have boosted their forward stocks by signing Canterbury's Paul Vaughan.
Talks on a radical plan to create a National Rugby League alliance between a Perth franchise and the North Sydney Bears will be held over the State of Origin weekend.
Junior Paulo concedes NSW will have to get nasty in the battle for supremacy at the ruck in Origin II.
Gun prop Millie Boyle is one of five Dally M medallists in the NSW Women's State of Origin side that will play at GIO Stadium on Friday night.
Queensland five-eighth Cameron Munster knows his patience will be tested by Blues enforcer Liam Martin, who he expects will target him physically.
New Zealand have named their line-up for Saturday's rugby league Test against Tonga, including an exciting halves combination of Dylan Brown and Jahrome Hughes.
Moses Leota almost became NSW's version of Ronaldo Mulitalo last year when he was considered for State of Origin only to be ruled out by an eligibility check.
NSW's Penrith combinations pose a threat to Queensland's hopes of wrapping up the Origin series with a game to spare, according to Maroons great Billy Moore.
Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis says the club is hoping to unveil its new head coach in the coming weeks.
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