Set of six: What you might have missed

19th June 2017, 14:26

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Set of six: What you might have missed

Thriller between Storm and Cowboys, Thurston is back for Origin II, Batley Bulldogs remember Jo Cox, Super League players enjoy Take That and more...

Golden-point thriller between Melbourne and North Queensland

Melbourne Storm’s youth showed the future is bright in a thrilling overtime win.

Half-back Brodie Croft struck a 35-metre field goal in the 84th minute to give Melbourne the two points.

 

Origin II teams announced

Queensland have made a number of key changes ahead of State of Origin II.

Following the loss to New South Wales in game one, the Maroons are looking to level the series up and avoid a series defeat.

Johnathan Thurston returns to the starting line-up after missing game one through injury and Billy Slater returns at fullback with Darius Boys moving into the centres.

Australia international Valentine Holmes replaces Brisbane man Corey Oates on the wing. Oates was one of the Maroons best players in game one so it was a surprise to many to see him dropped.

 

He's back. πŸ’ͺ🏼 #QLDER

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New South Wales blues have named the same 17 that played in the historic 28-4 defeat over Queensland in Brisbane in game one.

 

Batley Bulldogs remember Jo Cox

Batley Bulldogs hosted a family fun day in remembrance of MP Jo Cox.

As part of The Great Get Together campaign, Batley Bulldogs also offered free entry to watch Batley defeat Sheffield Eagles 70-12.

Over 2,000 fans attended the game which included a heartfelt speech from the sister of Jo Cox.

 

Players head to see Take That on sunny weekend

Plenty of rugby league stars were seen at the Etihad stadium on Sunday as Take That performed.

Kyle Amor posted a picture him and his family enjoying the Manchester band whilst Chris Hill, Martyn Ridyard, Matty Dawson, James Clare and James Green were also spotted in attendance at the event.

 

State of Origin II, the start of virtual reality in the NRL

Origin game two will introduce a number of innovations brought about by a deal between the NRL and technology leader Techfront.

Game two will include 480 metres of double-sided LED screens that form a rectangular ring around the field. The screens facing the fans will include social media messages, stats and game warnings such as when it is fifth tackle.

Techfront’s plans include behind the scenes virtual reality, smart seats, incredibly accurate drone footage, interactive dugouts, LED touchlines and stadiums being lit up in team colours.

Read more on The Daily Telegraph here.

Rugby League keeps 72-year old Simon Hone young

Simon Hone has been playing since 1952 and is still playing rugby league 65 years from when he started.

Hone is from Christchurch and still enjoys the game he loves.

The 72-year old plays for Addington in Canterbury’s Presidents Cup which is for players aged 35 and over.

Simon still enjoys the tackles he receives and treats everyone in the league as if they are all the same age.

Read more on the Stuff website here.