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Maroons split on who should step into shoes of Johnathan Thurston - The Australian

Queensland appear to be split into two factions on the question of who should play five-eighth in next week's State of Origin decider because of selectors' inability to name a replacement for Johnathan Thurston, says former NSW playmaker and Test half ...and more »

State of Origin 2017: NRL player withdrawals at their highest level in a decade - The Sydney Morning Herald

State of Origin attrition rates have reached alarming levels with more players missing NRL games the weekend after their exertions for NSW or Queensland than at any other time in the past decade. Statistics provided by Champion Data show one in three ...and more »

State of Origin teams: Kevin Walters in defence of Daly Cherry-Evans - The Australian

Queensland coach Kevin Walters made a passionate defence of Daly Cherry-Evans — his football skills and personality — after leaving him out of the Maroons squad for the Origin decider against NSW at Suncorp Stadium in nine days time. He said the ...and more »

State of Origin: Daly Cherry-Evans misses Queensland selection, Ben Hunt and Cameron Munster to debut - ABC Online

Daly Cherry-Evans has missed Queensland selection for next week's State of Origin series decider at Lang Park, with Ben Hunt and Cameron Munster added to the Maroons squad. Manly half Cherry-Evans was left out of the squad amid speculation he would be ...and more »

Monday Bunker: Origin teams announced; Round 17 wash-up - dailytelegraph.com.au

MAROONS selectors have once again ignored Daly Cherry-Evans' form for the Sea Eagles and snubbed him for the decider. Instead Queensland have opted for Ben Hunt. Does DCE's omission signal the end of his Origin chances? If he couldn't force his way in ...and more »

Walters slams Cherry-Evans rumours - Triple M

Queensland coach Kevin Walters claims rumours Daly Cherry-Evans has fallen out with the Maroons are hurting the playmaker more than his latest Origin snub. The Manly half was a glaring omission when Walters named his squad for July 12's series decider ...and more »

How 2017 series repeats State of Origin history - NEWS.com.au

THE 2017 State of Origin series is set to repeat a shocking event which the game has only ever seen once before. news.com.auJuly 3, 201711:06pm. Blues players looks dejected after the first Maroons try during game two of the State of Origin series ...and more »

Daly Cherry-Evans snubbed in Maroons Origin III team announcement - NEWS.com.au

THE hottest Origin conspiracy will only intensify after Kevin Walters dropped a bomb on Daly Cherry-Evans when announcing the Queensland team for Game 3. AAPJuly 3, 20172:39pm. Daly Cherry-Evans of the Eagles looks on during the Round 17 NRL match ...and more »

Origin III: Cameron Smith strongly endorses Storm No.6 Cam Munster as Maroons' decider five-eighth - Fox Sports

QUEENSLAND skipper Cameron Smith says Cameron Munster's club combination with the Maroons spine would make him an ideal pick as five-eighth for the State of Origin decider. Melbourne pivot Munster looks certain to earn an Origin debut when Queensland's ...and more »

State of Origin: Queensland Maroons brush Daly Cherry-Evans for Ben Hunt in series decider - Fox Sports

MANLY'S in-form Daly Cherry-Evans has missed the boat again with Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt completing a stunning comeback from park footballer to Queensland Origin utility in Wednesday week's series' decider at Suncorp Stadium. While most tipsters had ...and more »