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Finch isolated as NRL probes another biosecurity breach

Finch isolated as NRL probes another biosecurity breach

Photos emerged on social media of Brett Finch drinking, smoking and even playfully kissing a friend a day before sitting in the Warriors' coaching box.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Michael Chammas

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Origin stars to have $30,000-a-game payments scrapped
NSW Blues

Origin stars to have $30,000-a-game payments scrapped

A deal between the NRL and players' union is yet to be finalised, but the cash cow that comes with appearances for NSW and Queensland is set to end.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Canberra emerges as surprise option to host Origin opener
NSW Blues

Canberra emerges as surprise option to host Origin opener

Canberra could host its first Origin match as concerns rise about the opener being played in Adelaide, with a call to be made in four weeks.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
'Go and dominate': Origin glory and Roosters tempt Caslick into code-switch bid
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'Go and dominate': Origin glory and Roosters tempt Caslick into code-switch bid

The Rio gold medallist and proud Queenslander wants to play Origin footy this year - but would prefer to stay in Sydney rather than sign with the Broncos.

  • by Sam Phillips
Cleary wary of Blues allies Mitchell, Walker
NRL 2020

Cleary wary of Blues allies Mitchell, Walker

Nathan Cleary says Latrell Mitchell is a 'freak of nature' and Cody Walker 'the best ball player in the comp' as the in-form Origin trio clash Thursday night.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Fittler extends deal as State of Origin coach
NRL 2020

Fittler extends deal as State of Origin coach

The coach has won back-to-back series since taking over from Laurie Daley and will lead the Blues for another 12 months.

  • by Adam Pengilly
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Bursting the bubble: NRL set to free players and staff from isolation
NRL 2020

Bursting the bubble: NRL set to free players and staff from isolation

The players have been confined to their homes for three months, but that's about to come to an end.

  • by Michael Chammas
Breakthrough win eases pressure on McGregor and puts heat on Morris
Dragons 30 Sharks 16
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Breakthrough win eases pressure on McGregor and puts heat on Morris

It’s almost inconceivable to think after the storm which has enveloped Paul McGregor this week he will wake up on Monday morning with the same amount of wins this year as Cronulla counterpart John Morris.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Bellamy's bunny: Storm beat Souths and Bennett again
Melbourne 22 Souths 8
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Bellamy's bunny: Storm beat Souths and Bennett again

The Melbourne supercoach has had a mortgage on Wayne Bennett – and South Sydney – for years. He wasn't going to let up now.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Why Papalii is unfazed about Queensland Origin after refusing vaccine
NRL 2020

Why Papalii is unfazed about Queensland Origin after refusing vaccine

Raiders behemoth Josh Papalii is still unsure whether he will allowed to play in Queensland later this year, potentially jeopardising his State of Origin spot.

  • by Adam Pengilly
From the Archives, 1990: Longmire NSW hero as underdogs reign in rain
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From the Archives, 1990: Longmire NSW hero as underdogs reign in rain

On May 22, 1990, future Sydney Swans coach John Longmire starred in an upset win against Victoria in a landmark State of Origin match.

  • by Kathryn Wicks