NSW Blues camp great exposure for Coffs Harbour

Blues players Josh Dugan and Robbie Farah with Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker at the Blues State of Origin camp at Novotel Pacific Bay.

Coffs Harbour in the spotlight during NSW Blues training camp

There are new Blues in the neighbourhood

BACK IN TOWN: Blues players Andrew Fifita, Greg Bird and Robbie Farah have all experienced pre-Origin camps at Coffs Harbour’s Novotel Pacific Bay Resort before.

Blues to spend next week in Coffs getting to know the new boys

Marlins upset over Vikings one for the ages

DEFENSIVE EFFORT: The SCU Marlins managed to keep the attacking Hastings Valley at bay for the last 10 minutes to secure a famous upset victory.

Herculean defensive effort in the last 10 minutes gets Marlins home

Suns go close to a perfect day

THE Coffs Harbour Suns women’s Waratah League team is set for another fast transition through Scout Bourke.

Suns’ Waratah League teams split their state league matches

Painting the town Blue

Coffs Harbour's iconic Big Banana sports a NSW Blues Origin jumper to welcome the team to town as they prepare for the upcoming Origin series at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort.

Big Banana shows its support for the Blues with Origin jumper

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GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

Nervous times for Blues coach Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley looks on during a New South Wales Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Coaching career will more than likely live or die on his team

Sharks coach backs Fifita for Origin recall

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Andrew Fifita of the Sharks runs the ball during the round six NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Southern Cross Group Stadium on April 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Flanagan says the powerhouse prop has done enough

Boyd Cordner a man on mission for Country

Boyd Cordner will hope to send a message to Blues Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Boyd Cordner a man on mission for Country against City.

GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

Cameron Smith receives on-air apology on Nine's Footy Show

Queensland Origin captain Cameron Smith.

Footy Show host Paul Vautin issues apology

NRL player Corey Norman to face court

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Corey Norman of the Eels reacts after a tackle during the round 10 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Pirtek Stadium on May 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Corey Norman is reportedly facing drugs charges

CONFIRMED: Meet the 2016 Queensland Maroons line-up

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Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

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Sam Thaiday, the NRL’s gentle giant

TYPICAL POSE: Sam Thaiday in action for the Broncos.

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Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

Legendary commentator picks boxing favourites

SPEAKING OUT: Bob Sheridan during the welterweight bout between Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey.

Colonel Bob Sheridan loves boxing so much he would die for it.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Hawks becoming only Rough chance of flag success?

Jarryd Roughead has a bigger battle on his hands than trying to help Hawthorn win a fourth premiership in a row.

Hawthorn’s fight to win a fourth-straight flag put into perspective.

Cloke heads the AFL’s biggest underachievers, so far

On the outer ... Believed to be somewhere around $800,000 a season, Travis Cloke is the most expensive player in the VFL. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.

HINDSIGHT’S a wonderful thing, especially in sport.

Play it again Sam and don’t moan

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos

Play it again Sam and don't moan

Lots of admiration for accidental hero Nathan Peats

Nathan Peats talks to the media this week. Photo: AAP Image.

Peats was a genuine breath of fresh air.

Leppitsch hope takes beating in Brisbane

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Craig Lambert takes all manner of avenues to try and lift his boys.

EXPLAINER: Why Parramatta Eels fell foul of the rules

The Parramatta Eels club is under fire for rorting the salary cap.

Explaining TPAs is far from simple

Walker hails Johnathan Thurston as the 'great competitor'

ULTIMATE COMPETITOR: Cowboys maestro Johnathan Thurston competes on every play in every game... every year.

The plaudits keep coming thick and fast for JT

Sky is the limit for young rugby league player

SCORE: The Cathedral College lock-forward Sam Murphy is ready for anything.

HIS pathway to the NRL is signed, sealed and about to be delivered.

VIDEO: Is this the rugby league try of the year?

It was a gutsy and determined Grafton Ghosts that broke through the Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday afternnon at Frank McGuren Field.

A piece of ingenuity leads to a miracle try at Frank McGuren Field.

STATE OF ORIGIN: Dane Gagai looks set to wear the Maroon

KNIGHTS weapon Dane Gagai is set to be unleashed for Queensland in Origin I next Wednesday. Picture: Dan Peled, AAP.

Troy Rovelli thinks Gagai is a good chance to be in the team

North Coast v NRRRL

Rep rugby league Northern Rivers NRRRL versus North Coast Dolphins at Geoff King Motors Oval, Coffs Harbour.

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Origin Blues team revealed: Five could make their debut

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley

New South Wales coach Laurie Daley has named five debutants

FA Cup win would cap individual career for Jedinak

Mile Jedinak  celebrates victory after the FA Cup semi final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Jedinak's side to take on Man United.

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Big guns wrap up seasons in style

FC Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay celebrates after scoring his third goal against Granada during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga

No Saturday night fever for jubliant Leicester City boss

Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester City players celebrate their English Premier League success.

Ranieri won't party too hard, despite EPL success.

See how Twitter lit up after Leicester's EPL win

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Jets preparing to call Coffs home for a week

Leonardo Santiago of the Newcastle Jets is challenged by Brisbane Roar's Matt McKay.

Newcastle Jets considering playing a home game in Coffs Harbour

Damon taking his bat and whites off to bonny Scotland

HOWZAT!: Damon Rootes has scored a contract to play cricket in Scotland.

Damon heading to Scotland where a contract awaits as a guest player

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Steve Smith said he could have scored more runs at World T20.

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Aussies find it tough on turning pitches

At a loss ... Australian captain Steve Smith after being dismissed. Photo: AAP Image.

Smith surprised by how much turn the wickets have provided.

Firebirds, Swifts all set for a grand final rematch

The Firebirds made it 21 straight with a 62-51 triumph over the winless Adelaide.

Eight is enough as Nine backs new netball competition

Queensland Firebirds players celebrate winning last season’s ANZ Championship grand final.

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Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

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FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Firebirds ready to go again

CHAMPION: Firebirds captain Laura Geitz (captain) intercepts a pass in last year’s grand final win over the Swifts.

The hunter will be the hunted.