The last time Blues centre Jarryd Hayne featured in a State of Origin series, he produced an individual performance for the ages as his state won for the first time in nine years.
Ever since his junior days Dylan Napa has earned a fearsome reputation as a player who irons others out, but ahead of his maiden State of Origin call-up he has revealed that his mother Karen still worries about her little boy getting hurt.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels made it through to the domestic rugby league showdown after a dramatic semifinal win over Tupapa Panthers over the weekend.
Cook Islands’ strong performance against the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Test earlier this month has helped improve the ranking of the national rugby league side by a spot.
A clever dropkick from the Titikaveka Bulldogs against defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels saw the side earn a direct entry to the Cook Islands rugby league domestic competition grand final.