Sutton tears biceps tendon but OK to play

South Sydney have confirmed John Sutton has suffered a tear in his biceps tendon, but are confident he'll be OK to play St George Illawarra next round.

Smith affected by McKinnon criticism

Queensland backrower Corey Parker says the team are rallying around captain Cameron Smith after Alex McKinnon's scathing criticism on a TV program.

Hodges laments Origin debut

Queensland great Justin Hodges admits he has walked out of a Maroons function in order to avoid replays of his nightmare State of Origin debut.

Blues dynasty on the way: Merrin

NSW forward Trent Merrin says the Blues could be on the verge of a State of Origin dynasty if they can claim Wednesday's series decider.

McKinnon upset over Smith's comments

Alex McKinnon has questioned the character of Cameron Smith over on-field comments the Kangaroos skipper made following his career-ending tackle.

Manly claw off bottom of NRL ladder

Some Brett Stewart brilliance has helped Manly to a 28-16 win over Cronulla which lifted them off the bottom of the NRL ladder.