Andrew Webster is the Chief Sports Writer of The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Webster When Jarryd Hayne flew to the US in September for a tour of Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks and college powerhouse Washington State, he hadn't made the decision that has knocked rugby league...
'I'm happy now, because I can see the end': South Sydney Rabbitoh Ben Te'o preparing for grand finale
Andrew Webster Only those close to Te'o truly understand what last year cost him.
Andrew Webster Rugby league sometimes takes for granted that it has an actor of Marlon Brando's calibre owning its proudest and most storied footy club.
Andrew Webster A lot of history will be rewritten this week. South Sydney people, though, have long memories.
Andrew Webster The Forty-three. They don’t talk about it at training at Redfern. They didn’t talk about it before Friday night’s game at ANZ Stadium.
Andrew Webster You won't find a quote from Jamie Soward in this story until the end. He's said so much about himself this season, there's not much more he can say.
Andrew Webster Greenberg hasn't brought clarity to the game. The game is a mess. The game is a conflagration of edicts, clampdowns, new rules and policy on the run.
Andrew Webster I love Des Hasler stories, even if Des Hasler won't talk to me. Even if he won't let me talk to anyone about Des Hasler.
Andrew Webster It’s time for Sonny Bill Williams to fire up. So to speak.
Andrew Webster It's now or never for South Sydney, but what few realise is how it could have been a season of nothing at all.
Andrew Webster We don't lie down. That's not an edict at the Roosters but a philosophy, and that’s where Trent Robinson is different from the rest.
Andrew Webster "We built this club." I've heard of this remark, from a senior Manly player to a club official, a few times throughout the season.
Andrew Webster Phil Gould lost one of the first games he coached at the Roosters. In the wash-up, Nick Politis asked him what he thought about the performance of his team.
Andrew Webster What's worse: a player with a broken ankle from a wrestling move or Michael Ennis trying to slow the play down with some niggle and a whinge to the referee?
Andrew Webster Whether it is unfair or not, the unmistakable fact is that Cherry-Evans has been demonised as the individual pulling the Sea Eagles apart.
Andrew Webster Rugby league, you have a problem. You need to abolish the video referee.
Andrew Webster The blackest day in Australian sport … when was that again?
Andrew Webster "Make me spew". These are the words Michael Maguire has been known to tell members of his coaching staff from time to time.
Andrew Webster The offer on the table appears too good to be true: a backdated one-year ban, which means you miss precious little footy and some of the pre-season sandhills?
Andrew Webster Cronulla players past and present will meet ASADA and NRL suits in Sydney on Wednesday.