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Key Tigers go down with mystery virus

Reports suggest a number of players at the club have been struck down with the virus that was picked up by forward Kyle Lovett in New Zealand last weekend. 

Now, Woods has been ordered to stay home by the club, and faces a race against the clock to be fit for the Tigers' biggest game of the season. 

“We’ve had it going through the group for a little bit now,” coach Jason Taylor told Fairfax

Cowboys admit players may leave

After recently extending fullback Lachlan Coote's deal until the end of 2018, the Cowboys have shifted focus to retaining representative front-rower James Tamou, who was linked in a mid-season move to Canberra this time last year.

As only one of two big-name props coming off contract Tamou is receiving interest from southern clubs, which are looking to drag him away from the north after eight years and over 150 games.

Oates hungry for Origin stage

Oates missed Australian selection for last Friday's trans-Tasman clash, with Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga preferring Parramatta Eel Semi Radradra and Sydney Rooster Blake Ferguson on each wing. 

But it may not be long until Oates gets his chance in the representative arena, with the 21-year-old tipped to make his debut for Queensland come Game One of Origin on June 1 in Sydney. 

The retirement of Broncos legend Justin Hodges and injuries to Queensland backline regulars Billy Slater and Will Chambers has opened the door for Oates to be selected. 

NSW announce State of Origin team

Slick Panthers slay poor Knights

Doggies thrash dragons!