Queensland

US Marines feared dead off Queensland

Twenty-three of the MV-22 Osprey's crew were rescued in a search and rescue operation after the aircraft "entered the water" about 4pm during "regularly scheduled operations" on Saturday, according to the III Marine Expeditionary Force.

The tilt-rotor aircraft had been in Queensland as part of the Talisman Sabre joint training exercise between Australian and United States military forces, which ended on July 25.

The exercises were taking place in Shoalwater Bay training area near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Emotions get the better of Slater

Slater feared at times his career would end prematurely after season-ending shoulder injuries in the past two seasons. 

The former Kangaroos fullback was visibly emotional during an interview on-field following the side's two-point victory and Slater admitted the successful comeback got the better of him with the Maroons pulling off a miracle to level the State of Origin series at 1-1 heading into the decider at Suncorp Stadium in July 12. 

Cowboy’s Matt Scott to lead Trukai Fun Run

Currently sidelined with injury, Scott will add an extra sprinkle of stardust to an already impressive roster of sporting celebrities at the Trukai Fun Run.

Scott will lead as the 2017 Trukai Fun Run Ambassador on Sunday June 11 at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

He will be joined by another Cowboys favourite, retired Australian and Queensland centre/winger, Brent Tate.

The duo will also have alongside them SP Hunters players and Team PNG athletes.

'Wallpaper of blue blubber jellyfish' wash up on Queensland beach

There was no sand in sight at Deception Bay at the weekend when thousands of jellyfish stranded themselves, in what is known as a bloom.

Marine biologist Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin, who specialises in jellyfish, said the bloom was one of the biggest she had seen in her 25 years of research.

"Jellyfish bloom is part of their lifecycle and if the winds blow just right and if the water level falls with the tide, then they get stranded.

"We see jellyfish bloom, but not like this, this is jaw dropping."

Dr Gershwin described the sight as "a wallpaper of jellyfish".

'Humble' Maroons lash Blues walk-off

Speaking after the last-gasp 18-14 loss in a series they had already wrapped up after two games, skipper Cameron Smith was tight-lipped about Blues players not hanging around for the end of the formalities to do a lap of the ground thanking fans.

In a response to outgoing Blues captain Paul Gallen's labelling of Queenslanders earlier in the week as poor winners, Smith added that he felt the Maroons playing group has been humble right throughout its 11 years of Origin dominance.

Queensland dominance set to continue

The Maroons have now won 10 Origin series in the past 11 years after their 26-16 Game Two win on Wednesday night and Queensland admit they want more of where that came from. 

The series win means that rookie Maroons coach Kevin Walters has a 100 per cent success rate in Origin matches, with the fan favourite starting where now-Australian coach Mal Meninga left off. 

Cronk feeling pinch in fitness battle

NSW have accused Queensland of playing mind games after Cronk left training on Friday nursing a rolled ankle.

But Queensland back-rower Sam Thaiday says Cronk's injury is very real, revealing the halfback's round-the-clock icing had been taking its toll at their Gold Coast camp.

"He's a pretty positive person. He will do anything and everything he can to play," Thaiday said.

"His biggest drama at the moment is lack of sleep because he has been up most nights icing it to get the swelling out."

Man tests positive for Zika virus in Queensland

Queensland Health said mosquito spraying was being carried out around The Globe Hotel in Depot Hill where the man had spent time at, after mosquitoes that carry the disease, Aedes aegypti, were detected in the area.