A QUEENSLAND father has been left stunned by a homework task his daughter brought home.
Meanwhile, Rabbitohs stars get grilled by a pint-sized expert over a dental hygiene.
And Melbourne players get a surprise visit from a cricketing great.
All that and more in this week’s edition of NRL Confidential!
QLD STUDENT’S ORIGIN HOMEWORK
Ever wondered how passionate Queenslanders are about State of Origin?
Look no further than Miami State School.
Queensland father Paul Craig was stunned when his eight-year-old daughter Sarah brought home a task which was to select her Maroons team, and it’s safe to say she knows her stuff!
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“I was surprised at first,” Craig told foxsports.com.au.
“But anything that gets her excited about homework, I’m all for.”
With Johnathan Thurston battling injury, Sarah controversially picked Ash Taylor — her favourite player — to play five-eighth.
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South Sydney players were given a grilling by a pint-sized dental hygiene expert in an advertisement for Colgate.
Tom Burgess, Zane Musgrove and Angus Crichton all took part, but it was Robbie Farah who received the biggest burn.
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A Nathan Peats Tweet from 2012 was dug up following the hooker’s selection in the NSW Origin team.
It’s evident how much a Blues jersey means to the fan favourite.
Darcy Lussick decided to congratulate his good mate on Twitter.
ROSSDOG’S SAY ON HOLMES SNUB
Newcastle cult hero Nathan Ross was left a bit confused as to why Valentine Holmes wasn’t selected in the Queensland Origin side for the series opener.
Holmes was overlooked with coach Kevin Walters remaining loyal to Corey Oates and Dane Gagai.
Brisbane prop Adam Blair and Jarrod Croker both hit momentous milestones in round 11, with Blair reaching 250 NRL games, and Croker 200.
Both took to social media to celebrate.
MR CRICKET’S VISIT
Before their game against South Sydney in Perth on Sunday, Melbourne had a visit from former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey.
Storm forward Dale Finucane jumped at the chance to get a snap with the man they call ‘Mr Cricket’.
Super League’s Magic Weekend provided plenty of entertainment over the weekend.
From awesome tries, fans ‘mooning’ players everything in between, the Newcastle crowd appeared to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Take this stunning header for example.
GALLOWAY’S GRIZZLY DISCOVERY
Ex-NRL prop Keith Galloway’s knee was causing him a bit of grief so he underwent surgery.
Turned out he had some bone and cartilage floating around which he proudly displayed following the clean-out operation.