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Qld move to ease pressure off Milford

Queensland have urged Anthony Milford to take a back seat in the star-studded Maroons team in a bid to ease pressure on the rookie five-eighth ahead of Wednesday's Stator of Origin opener.

Chambers looking to Hodges for inspiration

He may be stepping into the big shoes left by Greg Inglis but Will Chambers hopes to emulate another Queensland great in Wednesday's State of Origin series opener.

May to confront Trump over attack leaks

British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to "make clear" to US President Donald Trump that intelligence shared between their countries has to remain secure after leaks to US media about the Manchester attack.

Devastated Thurston's Origin swansong blow

The thought of injury derailing his State of Origin swansong is devastating but Johnathan Thurston is adamant it won't prompt him to play on in the representative arena next season.

NSW jail to stay in government hands

A prison northwest of Sydney will remain government-run with the awarding of an open tender to the state's Corrective Services department which had been forced to bid against commercial providers.