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The Kiwi five-eighth helped his side to a 14-10 victory over Canterbury.

Watch: Benji Marshall brilliance sets up try as Tigers pull off comeback win over Bulldogs

The Kiwi five-eighth helped his side to a 14-10 victory over Canterbury.

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - MARCH 11:  Nathan Cleary and James Maloney of the Panthers speak during the warm-up before the round one NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Panthers coach says James Maloney is NSW Blues' best playmaker

Maloney and Nathan Cleary steered Penrith to the top of the NRL log after a surprise win over the Dragons.

Coach Stephen Kearney during a Warriors training session at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. NRL Rugby League. Wednesday 5 April 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

'We haven't had a great deal of consistency' - Warriors ponder their NRL maulings

Stephen Kearney didn't hide from the fact his team were out-muscled by South Sydney in their 30-10 defeat.

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Penrith leapfrogged St George Illawarra in the NRL standings after an impressive 28-2 win.

Panthers halves James Maloney and Nathan Cleary lead Penrith to victory over Dragons

The Penrith halves orchestrated a resounding 28-2 win to leapfrog the Dragons in the NRL ladder.

Billy Slater of Queensland attacks during the State of Origin rugby league Game III decider between Queensland and New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 12 July 2017. Copyright Image: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

Storm coach confident Melbourne star Billy Slater will be ready for Origin I

Slater suffered tightness on Tuesday and was not risked in the Storm's 7-6 victory over the Cowboys last night.

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20:  Ben Hunt of the Dragons is tackled during the round 11 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canberra Raiders at Glen Willow Sporting Complex on May 20, 2018 in Mudgee, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Dragons star Ben Hunt is an Origin half, not hooker: St George coach Paul McGregor

Hunt was considered the front runner to be endorsed as the Maroons' next halfback earlier this month, after his dominant start to the season.

NSW coach Brad Fittler endorses Roosters star Boyd Cordner Origin selection

"Boyd will be in the team," Fittler told the Nine Network.

Kenny Edwards of the Eels scores a try during the round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium last night.

Eels release Kenny Edwards after forward caught driving on suspended licence

The 28-year old's controversial NRL career could be all but over.

Cooper Cronk scores with celebration from Billy Slater and Cameron Smith
NSW v Qld State of Origin rugby league match at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Australia. Wednesday 27 May 2015. Photo: Paul Seiser/Photosport.co.nz

'I haven't really thought about it' - Billy Slater not thinking about Queensland Maroons captaincy

Slater has been touted as a possible Origin replacement after Cameron Smith retired from rep duties on Tuesday.

Mahe Fonua scores a try. Vodafone Warriors v Wests Tigers, NRL Rugby League round 9, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 05 May 2018. Copyright Image: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

'It's disappointing' - Wests Tigers drop Mahe Fonua for turning up to training late

Fonua will turn out for the Western Suburbs Magpies against Penrith's reserve grade side.

Jonathan Thurston and Cameron Smith of Queensland with the trophy after they won the State of Origin rugby league game three decider, Queensland v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 12 July 2017. Copyright Image: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz

'He's been a big part of my life' - Johnathan Thurston pays tribute to Maroons mate Cameron Smith

Thurston has backed Brisbane's Andrew McCullough to replace Smith at hooker.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Samuel Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by the Dragons defence during the round 10 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

'We've got a good run coming up' - Rabbitohs emerge as NRL title contenders

After six wins in eight weeks, the Rabbitohs could jump into the top four with a victory over the Cowboys.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Trent Hodkinson of the Sea Eagles is tackled during the round 26 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval on September 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Trent Hodkinson returns to Manly, named on the bench to face Melbourne

A day after being released by Cronulla, Hodkinson had his Manly contract registered today by the NRL.

Video: 'It's the right time to finish up' - Queensland skipper Cameron Smith retires from rep duties

Smith dropped the bombshell news at a Melbourne press conference today, just three weeks out from the State of Origin series.

Tohu Harris, Vodafone Warriors training session. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 14 December 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Kiwis second rower Tohu Harris a Warriors No. 6 option for Eels clash

Ball-playing forward Harris is a leading candidate for the No. 6 jersey, having famously started a Test there four years ago against Australia.

Queensland legend Cameron Smith retires from representative duties

Smith has won 11 out of 12 State of Origin series with the Queensland Maroons.

Cronulla Sharks release former NSW half Trent Hodkinson, set to play for Manly

Manly coach Trent Barrett talked optimistically about having Hodkinson available for selection this week.

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - MARCH 05: Latrell Mitchell, Cooper Cronk and Blake Ferguson run drills during a Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Kippax Lake on March 5, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

'I think he's definitely got the skill set' - Cooper Cronk backs Roosters young gun Latrell Mitchell for Origin call-up

The mercurial 20-year-old is widely seen as a future superstar and before he took on the Blues job, Fittler last year called for him to be blooded.

Jarrod WALLACE - TITANS - PHOTO - SMPIMAGES/NEWSCORP. National Rugby League (NRL) Round 8 Clash between Gold Coast Titans and Cronulla Sharks Played at CBus Stadium, Robina, Australia

Queensland prop Jarrod Wallace signs new Gold Coast Titans NRL deal

The 26-year-old's deal is reportedly worth more than $500,000 a season.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith cops one week ban for 'wishbone' tackle on Kiwi forward Kevin Proctor

Smith accepted a one-match ban for a grade-two dangerous contact charge.

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - MARCH 11:  Nathan Cleary and James Maloney of the Panthers speak during the warm-up before the round one NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith stars Nathan Cleary, James Maloney face disrupted NRL reunion

Cleary was set to train with Maloney, but the veteran had to go to hospital after his wife went into labour.

Storm star Cameron Smith faces NRL ban for wishbone tackle on Kiwi Kevin Proctor

Smith is set to face a stint on the side-lines for an alleged "wishbone" tackle which left Proctor injured.

Video: NRL officials miss head butt to Warriors player Jazz Tevaga by Roosters enforcer Dylan Napa

Napa is in hot water for dangerous contact charges, with him also putting a blatant late shot on Bunty Afoa.

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