A huge week for rugby league in Melbourne sees Origin II chased by Melbourne vs Brisbane (Jun 21) at AAMI, which could be a statement game for a pair of finals contenders, with a good chunk of the Queensland side running around. Or it could be an exercise in rep season patchwork by Messrs Bellamy and Benne. The only full weekend slate this month, round 16, is headlined by South Sydney vs Manly (Jun 26) at ANZ. This is all prelude, of course, to State of Origin III (Jul 8) at Suncorp, where we’ll have again resolved one of sport’s most vexing questions: out of Mal Meninga and Laurie Daley, which one is a genius? Interstate frivolity over, we’re back into NRL action with a fun one: Gold Coast vs Manly (Jul 13) at Cbus, where Daly Cherry-Evans will get a look at his (possible) new digs for next season.