Kicking game to drive Blues home

The cry came from a Blues teammate as new halfback Adam Reynolds, from 30 metres out, stabbed a kick towards the in-goal of the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort training field literally minutes into the Blues' first training run of the camp, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Steeden jagged past the try-line, popped up off its point then stopped dead perhaps a metre from the dead ball line and a metre inside the touch in goal line, drawing raucous cheers from the players riding the play or perhaps jeering the naysayer (from the volume, we'll assume it was Andrew Fifita).

Bikie gangs approach to Tongan prisoners sparks Islander violence

Senior bikies have approached the Tongans, known for their size and toughness, because the two groups ­already have close ties within the state’s prisons.

But the move has caused simmering tensions between Tongan and Samoan gangs to boil over, with officers at the maximum security Goulburn Correctional Centre firing live bullets and tear gas to break up a brawl between five inmates on Tuesday morning.