Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has defended Paul Gallen amidst calls for the New South Wales skipper to be denied a farewell State of Origin match in Game Three.
Broncos coach and former Maroons mentor Wayne Bennett has blasted the NSW side's ability to "self-destruct" following their tenth series loss in 11 years.
ARLC chairman John Grant claims it's "very unlikely" there will be changes to the current Origin schedule prior to the start of the new broadcast rights deal.
Today, one of the great tries in Origin history goes up against the triumphant return of one of Queensland's favourite sons.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has labelled his captain Cameron Smith the greatest leader in Australian rugby league history.