Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker has praised fullback Jack Wighton for not throwing in the towel after producing a crucial play late in his side's win.
The Tigers' new star in the making attributes his new-found rugby league success to his faith and pays tribute to the family that's helped him along the way.
Roosters and NSW back-rower Boyd Cordner says his club side's current struggles for form and his own long injury lay-off made it harder to step away for Origin
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Queensland players will hear one voice and one very simple message moments before they take the field for Origin I at ANZ Stadium.
Cameron Smith will become the most capped player in State of Origin history when he runs out onto rugby league's toughest arena.
Junior Paulo has played his final game for Parramatta after being granted a release from the remainder of the final year of his contract.
Four tries in the last 20 minutes helped Canberra storm home against a Bulldogs side that looked in control thanks to some Herculean efforts from their big men.
With Cooper Cronk battling to be fit for Origin I, his Maroons halves partner Johnathan Thurston has taken charge of the Queensland team at training.
Cronulla forward David Fifita has been granted personal leave to address family issues with brother Latu in the United Kingdom.