Many thought Wayne Bennett was mad to move star recruit Anthony Milford to five-eighth, but Milford's combination with Ben Hunt continues to flourish.
One of the NRL's fiercest rivalries enters yet another chapter in its short but tumultuous history as the Storm and Broncos prepare for post-Origin battle.
Justin Hodges has been charged with a grade one high tackle from Origin II, but is free to play this weekend after taking the early guilty plea.
Queensland forward Sam Thaiday believes the aggression and enthusiasm of the NSW side went a long way to leveling the series at the MCG.
While they might not be close friends on the field, Queensland lock Corey Parker is friendly with a number of Blues players away from the Origin arena.
Rejuvenated Queensland and Brisbane star Darius Boyd has spoken of the heartwarming support that has come his way since airing his public battle with the world.
Wayne Bennett and a couple of smart recruits have brought the feel-good feeling back to Brisbane with the Broncos starting to look like the real deal again.
You can bet Justin Hodges was called just about every name under the sun by NSW fans before, during and after Origin I.
Walker's Perth form, the Titans' potent right edge, Canberra's record-breaking skipper, and the Cowboys' point-scoring spree. Key stats from Round 13.
Raiders captain Jarrod Croker is set to smash all club records at Canberra, Perth makes case for expansion, while Bennett's Broncos 'lucky' to be leading comp.