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State of Origin Game 2 halftime report: NSW lead QLD at the break

The New South Wales Blues have taken a 16-6 lead into halftime of Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series against the Queensland Maroons.

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State of Origin: Jarryd Hayne flattened in monster tackle after hitting back for NSW

Jarryd Hayne has had a rollercoaster few minutes in Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin series, scoring the Blues first try of the game before being absolutely hammered off the kickoff and requiring the trainer’s assistance.

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State of Origin 2017 Game 2 final teams: NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons line-ups

The final squads are in for Game 2 of the State of Origin series, which will see the New South Wales Blues attempt to wrap it up with a game to spare against a desperate Queensland Maroons side.

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State of Origin – Your ultimate last-minute guide to Game 2: NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons FAQ

Are you confused about anything relating to State of Origin? Want all the answers to your questions? You’ve come to the right place with The Roar‘s ultimate last-minute guide to State of Origin Game 2 between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons.

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State of Origin live stream: How to watch Game 2 streaming online and on TV

Wanting to get your eyes on a State of Origin live stream or watch the match on TV? We’ve got you covered. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to following Origin 2 online, on TV and on the radio.

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State of Origin: NSW hoping for helpful conditions against Maroons

John Cartwright is hoping the local conditions and NSW’s vociferous home support will help the Blues secure their first State of Origin series since 2014.

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State of Origin: NSW Blues forced into late squad change – but lineup remains the same

Penrith Panthers lock Trent Merrin has been added to the New South Wales Blues squad as 19th man ahead of State of Origin Game 2, to be played at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

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State of Origin 2017 kick-off bingo: When will Game 2 actually start?

2017 State of Origin Game 2 Kickoff time Despite being scheduled for an 8pm (AEST) start, Game 2 kicked off at 8:14pm, a two-minute improvement from Game 1 that saw the first whistle sound at 8:16pm. State of Origin 2017 Game 2 Kickoff Bingo The State of Origin kick-off time is just about impossible to […]

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Kevin Walters wants a fair go for Queensland in Game 2

Queensland coach Kevin Walters is calling for a fair go from referees Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton after a concerted campaign from NSW to wrestle control of the State of Origin officials.

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State of Origin Game 2 preview: Two key factors that will decide the game

The second game of the 2017 State of Origin series will be played at ANZ Stadium in Homebush tonight, with the NSW Blues looking to close the series out, and the Queensland Maroons hoping to take it to a decider in Brisbane in a few weeks time.

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If you can’t beat ’em, wrestle ’em: The refs’ role in deciding Origin 2

If the referees do crack down on players from either team for wrestling in State of Origin 2, that will be a good thing. Whenever they crack down on wrestling it’s a good thing. The problem is, they don’t crack down on it nearly enough.

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State of Origin Game 2 crystal ball predictions: Picking the winner, man of the match and much more

State of Origin Game 2 is upon us in what could prove to be a series-deciding encounter. Will NSW secure the match and the series? Or will the old guard come back with some fight and force a Game 3 decider?

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Queensland call in Danny Nutley to mentor Tim Glasby before his first and only Origin game

It has become a sacred State of Origin tradition for past players to mentor their contemporaries in the build-up to kick-off.

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NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons squads: State of Origin Game 2 line-ups

It’s do or die for the Queensland Maroons as they attempt to send the 2017 State of Origin to a third game against the New South Wales Blues at ANZ Stadium. Here are the teams that will represent their states tonight.

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State of Origin 2: Stand by for a Maroons backlash

There’s nothing more dangerous than a Queensland rugby league side that has been humbled. They take on New South Wales at ANZ Stadium tonight with many points to prove.

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State of Origin 2017: Why the Queensland Maroons will win Game 2

Johnathan Thurston. That is all.

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James Maloney NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Laurie Daley ponders how we can get better NRL coverage

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James Tedesco NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Blues fans at State of Origin Game 2, 2014

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Boyd Cordner State of Origin NSW Blues NRL Rugby League 2017

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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg

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Austin, Roberts, Gower and everything great about rugby league

Keen-minded fans might cite several unacknowledged examples of modern rugby-league skills, far in advance of days of yore.

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Nine talking points from NRL Round 15

By Scott Pryde, 18 Jun 2017
Nine talking points from NRL Round 15

It was a week for the future in the NRL, with plenty of players announcing themselves in a big way. Despite only four games being played with no Origin stars, there was plenty of intriguing action, and we go over it all in this week’s NRL talking points.

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Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons: NRL live scores, blog

While half the teams kick back this week, the Dragons will be taking a trip up the M1 to face a slippery Eels outfit at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium this Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4pm (AEST).

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The ten best grand final moments in the past 30 years

Grand finals always produced memorable moments, but some are so special they stay with us forever.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

The Cronulla Sharks have put together a strong start to their title defence so far, but that could face a hiccup when they host the Wests Tigers. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).

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Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

The ladder-leading Melbourne Storm host the seventh placed North Queensland Cowboys in Round 15 at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4pm (AEST).

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My NRL team of the season thus far

By Lachlan MacCorquodale, 17 Jun 2017
My NRL team of the season thus far

It’s half way through the season now (yes I am a week late), but it is time to consider who I believe would make up a NRL Team of the Season thus far.

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My Gold Coast Titans team of the decade

With the Gold Coast Titans celebrating their ten-year anniversary and naming a team of the decade, I have decided that it can be done better.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Gold Coast Titans Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will attempt to build some momentum and pick up a much-needed victory when they host an Origin-depleted Gold Coast Titans. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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NRL Round 15 predictions: Eels to slip past Dragons

A shortened Round 15 sees only four matches on the schedule, with Sunday afternoon’s Eels versus Dragons clash being the highlight.

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Ground-Dog Day, just another Dessie smokescreen

Apart from the obvious two competition points, what else did Canterbury’s growing list of disgruntled fans take away from Monday’s victory over St George Illawarra?

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Penrith Panthers: top ten players

By BigJ, 16 Jun 2017
Penrith Panthers: top ten players

The Penrith Panthers entered the NSWRL competition in 1967, and over the 50 years since have made three grand finals, winning two of them.

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Referees and umpires: It’s not their fault

Referee. Umpire. The two words that can make you see red and let your blood boil.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 15

You have to question things sometimes. Like why on Earth the Melbourne Storm are meeting the North Queensland Cowboys with no Origin players on the park. Who made that decision? The Roar‘s NRL expert tipping panel are here to unravel Round 15.

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Cronulla Sharks: top ten players

By BigJ, 15 Jun 2017
Cronulla Sharks: top ten players

It took the Cronulla fifty years, but they finally turned the porch light off and won a premiership.

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A lifetime of underachieving: How to fix the Warriors

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been hooked on the NRL.

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Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston

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Gareth Widdop St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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North Queensland Cowboys fans NRL 2016

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Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco

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Josh Hoffman Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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Penrith Panthers fans NRL Rugby League 2017

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Jarryd Hayne of Gold Coast Titans NRL 2016

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Josh Hoffman Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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Canterbury Bulldogs NRL coach, Des Hasler,

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