Rugby League NEWCASTLE second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon faces a maximum two-game NRL ban for dangerous contact while a Warriors star has accepted his charge.
Rugby League MAROONS coach Kevin Walters has thrown star No.1 Billy Slater the ultimate challenge ahead of State of Origin II.
Rugby League SOUTH Sydney have firmed as favourites to win the NRL premiership while fellow competition heavyweights the Panthers have eased.
Rugby League QUEENSLAND coach Kevin Walters has confirmed Newcastle young gun Kalyn Ponga will make his debut for the Maroons after naming an 18-man squad for Origin II.
Rugby League HAWTHORN are still dreaming of further September success says three-time premiership player Isaac Smith.
Rugby League BILLY Slater will be picked for Queensland’s must-win State of Origin game two but the veteran fullback has been given a deadline to prove his fitness.