THE Melbourne Storm has today announced it will be entering its own team in the New South Wales Premier League competition from 2010, thus ending its joint venture partnership with the Central Coast and the New South Wales Country Rugby League (NSWCRL).
FORMER Melbourne premiership star Ben Cross can move a large step closer towards a NSW Origin debut in front of Blues coach Craig Bellamy on Monday night.
AUSTRALIAN star Greg Bird has declared his desire to play five-eighth for NSW.
BRAD Fittler has called on Braith Anasta to demand NSW selection and lead his side out of a two-game losing sequence against Canberra on Saturday.
MANLY halfback Matt Orford concedes he can do no more to convince selectors of his claims at a NSW jersey.
IT'S doubtful Blues selectors learned too much new about players in line for an Origin call-up from Friday night's City-Country clash in Wollongong.
COUNTRY pivot Todd Carney is set to be used exclusively at five-eighth against City on Friday night.
WESTS Tigers forward Keith Galloway has joined the NSW City team as 18th man for Friday's clash with Country at WIN Stadium.
NSW City coach Tim Sheens has pushed Penrith utility Luke Lewis' case for the 'Mr Fixit' job on the NSW Origin bench.