The recent dominance of the Kiwis at Test level has been 20 years in the making according to Big League columnist Greg Alexander.
The Blues coach has shown a preference in the past for club combinations, but has also stated previously that that is more of a consideration for Origin rookies
NSW forward Greg Bird won't play in the State of Origin series after being banned for eight matches at the NRL judiciary.
Maroons coach Mal Meninga has hosed down speculation of a selection shake-up to his Origin squad in the wake of Australia's recent poor performance.
Manly Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran has been ruled out for several weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in New Zealand's victory over Australia.
Athletes from around the world have submitted applications to become the NRL’s next super star, with applications closing soon.
The Sharks and Warriors have three wins each so far in 2015, and will be out to move closer to the top eight when they meet at Remondis Stadium on Saturday.
Blake Green once had the job of fetching the footy around Pirtek Stadium but on Sunday he will be responsible for controlling it.
Two of the form teams of the competition and providing representative players by the bucket load are set to collide in Canberra.
Paul Gallen appears to be losing his race against time to be fit for State of Origin I.