Queensland Rugby League announced the launch of MAROON FESTIVAL, an all-new, free community event that will commence on Sunday 28th May until 31st May.
Boyd Cordner has backed Dylan Napa to play State of Origin this year following confirmation Maroons stalwart Matt Scott will miss the series with a knee injury.
Incumbent NSW fullback James Tedesco is hoping the three surgeries he has undergone since his last NRL game have him fighting fit to retain his Blues jersey.
NRL.com's writers take a few early guesses at how the State of Origin series will play out. Which state will prevail, and which new faces will earn a call-up?
Just 50 kilometres will separate State of Origin preparations for both Queensland and New South Wales in 2017 with the Maroons also moving their training base.