Thomas signs new Crusaders contract

Dual-code international Gareth Thomas has shelved his plans to retire at the end of the season and signed a new one-year contract with Super League club Crusaders.

He will now play on to the end of the 2012 season. "I am really excited to be signing for another year at the Crusaders," Thomas said.

Meanwhile New South Wales levelled the State of Origin series with an 18-8 victory over Queensland.