TL;DR news on Origin Game 1 at December 19, 2022

Young players who show promise are pigeonholed as either being ready for Origin or not, rather than judged on their ability to carry a team to a premiership. Ponga is now out for an extended period, possibly including even the second Origin. Knights fans must be ecstatic that after missing all this time, Ponga will come out of a long injury break straight into the Origin cauldron. Photo: NSWRL] BACK IN BLUE: He got a taste of Origin last year and on Wednesday night Isaah Yeo will start for NSW in game one of the 2021 series. Everything is pointing towards Isaah Yeo making his presence felt in this year's State of Origin series. I started working at the Daily Liberal in 2013 and now hold the position of senior journalist. Only played the one Origin but that was enough to ensure the success of the interstate battle forever more. Sports opinion delivered daily Advertisement 11. Destined to become a Queensland Origin legend. Lyons had the opposition guessing for over 15 years and his try assist count is off the scale. Unfortunately, this game will only ever be played on paper, so who wins? The stats show that the Queensland team have double the number of Origin games under their belt. The venue remains in limbo with the NRL yet to announce the final decision, just days out from Origin I on June 9. Game 2 will be held at Suncorp Stadium on June 27 before the series finale is played at Stadium Australia in Sydney on July 14. The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday the NSW Government has made a dramatic late pitch to play State of Origin I in Western Sydney. The boys discuss all the big Origin news leading up to Game 1 whilst looking back on some special Origin memories in a Origin special Freddy & the Eighth. Mr Helmore admits it was important not to get overawed by the noise and antics of a partisan Origin crowd, and to concentrate hard on making the coverage successful. Round 13 gets going with a trek to Kogarah for the Broncos. Advertisement The Tigers will take on the Panthers on Friday, with Ivan Cleary vocal in the press this week despite his Panthers winning 12 straight. The Panthers have seven players involved in Origin, while the Tigers are missing Origin Joe Ofahengaue. Head To Head Bet Penrith Panthers $1.48 Bet Now We're tipping Penrith Panthers to win at $1.48 odds. 18+ Don't let the game play you.