Former Warriors head coach Matt Elliott has proposed a mid-season Nines tournament as a way of making stand-alone State of Origin games a viable option.
James Tamou says he and his teammates can hold their heads high after producing a mammoth defensive effort in State of Origin I.
Queensland's Melbourne Storm stars are thrilled about the chance to clinch this year's Origin series at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground in June.
NSW coach Laurie Daley has praised the efforts of his two halves Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson after the Blues' one-point loss to Queensland on Wednesday.
After being on the wrong end of some rough Beau Scott treatment earlier this year, Johnathan Thurston was satisfied to get revenge in Origin I.
Queensland captain Cameron Smith said the patience of the Maroons was the key their hard-fought 11-10 victory over New South Wales in State of Origin I.
NSW coach Laurie Daley says his side can "definitely" still win the series after losing by a single point in Origin I despite being well below their best.
NSW stand-in skipper Robbie Farah appears in doubt for next month's State of Origin game two in the wake of Queensland's 11-10 victory in Sydney.
In the closest of Origin encounters, resolute defence from NSW proved not quite enough as Queensland's experienced campaigners found a way to win.
NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Queensland XXXX Maroons players in Holden State of Origin Game One.