The Parramatta Eels confirmed on Saturday night that Semi Radradra has been granted permission to return to Fiji for a short family visit during the bye round.
The official team lists have been released by the Dragons and the Storm as they get set for an important clash at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.
It wasn't until after full-time that Origin debutant Justin O'Neill was able to reflect on the role he had played in getting Queensland off to a winning start.
NSW VB Blues centre Josh Morris has today been ruled out of Holden State of Origin II with a groin strain.
Josh Morris has been ruled out of State of Origin II for NSW, with Dylan Walker to start and Jack Bird moving onto the bench.
England coach Wayne Bennett watched on as a late penalty goal from Kurt Gidley earned Warrington a 20-18 Super League win over Catalans Dragons.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says his side let themselves down in the key moments during Friday night's 30-12 Telstra Premiership loss to the Eels.
Passionate New South Welshman Bryce Cartwright will watch just his second State of Origin match live from the grandstands on Wednesday night.
Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur has praised makeshift five-eighth Kenny Edwards for his impressive showing against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Parramatta's wingers played a starring role in Round 15 of the Telstra Premiership as the Eels easily accounted for the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.