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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Parramatta Eels to play trio of derby clashes in big start to the 2016 season

Brad Walter Parramatta will face the Bulldogs, Tigers and Eels in opening five weeks a a big start to their 2016 campaign.

NRL to block bargain deals for Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah with rival clubs

Brad Walter Wests Tigers have proposed Robbie Farah stay next season then head to Super League.

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Sea Eagles back Peta Hiku linked to Rabbitohs in swap for Dylan Walker

Room to move: Peta Hiku will talk to Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett on Monday about his future.

Brad Walter A player trade could pave the way for Dylan Walker to join Manly

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Why Robbie Farah may not have played his last game for Wests Tigers

Speculation: Robbie Farah has been linked with a move to the Sydney Roosters.

Brad Walter A huge payout from Wests Tigers is the key to Robbie Farah joining Sydney Roosters next season

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St George Illawarra Dragons star Josh Dugan focused on switching positions, not codes

Brad Walter Josh Dugan belivies Jarryd Hayne will make it in NFL but he is unlikely to follow him to the US

Optus joins race for NRL broadcast rights, increasing pressure on Fox Sports

Premium viewing content: Johnathan Thurston makes a break during the 2015 NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter After securing the Premier League rights, Optus is now interested in the NRL

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NRL clubs set to receive $250,000 bonus for meeting off-field targets

Brad Walter Clubs to be rewarded for increased commercial revenue, sponsorship and gate takings.

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Wests Tigers' Luke Brooks, Mitchell Moses delay call on future

Brad Walter Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses given until June to take up options for contract extensions.

Clubs ask ARL to increase funding to 130 per cent of player payments

Big decisions to make: ARL chairman John Grant.

Brad Walter  Funding and constitutional changes are among a list of demands drawn up by clubs ahead of a potentially explosive meeting on Wednesday

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St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Tyrone McCarthy's African mission

Well travelled: Dragons recruit Tyrone McCarthy plays for Hull Kingston Rovers against Wigan Warriors in the Super League last season.

Brad Walter If Tyrone McCarthy wasn't training with the Dragons this week he would have been in Africa working with school children.

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Lynne Anderson joins Gold Coast board as Titans move towards being independently run

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30:  James Roberts of the Titans looks dejected during the round 12 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Cbus Super Stadium on May 30, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Australian Paralympic Committee CEO Lynne Anderson, the daughter of late Canterbury Bulldogs supremo Peter "Bullfrog" Moore, is one of four new Titans directors.

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St George Illawarra Dragons teammates behind Russell Packer as he awaits deportation ruling

Russell Packer playing for the Illawarra Cutters at WIN stadium in May.

Brad Walter Russell Packer is a leader on and off the field, according to Dragons teammates

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Cool Runnings: Tim Sheens offers trial to bobsledder Luke Frixou spotted on The NRL Rookie

Lateral thinker: Tim Sheens.

Brad Walter A member of the Great Britain bobsleigh team has been offered a Super League trial

NRL season 2016: News Corp steps up bid for pay-TV rights with radical proposal

Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs will return to the NRL in a night-time blockbuster clash with the Roosters in 2016.

Brad Walter Monday night football could be scrapped from next season and a 6pm Friday night match broadcast on Fox Sports if the NRL accept a radical News Corp proposal to secure the pay-TV rights.

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Now or never: Sam Burgess' choice between a career in rugby union and the NRL

SMH SPORT, Sydney. Story by Brad Walter. Former South Sydney Rugby
League player and England Rugby Union player Sam Burgess arrives back
into Sydney after trying his luck in England. Pictured with girlfriend, Phoebe Hooke. Photo: Peter Rae
Wednesday 11 November 2015

Brad Walter Sam Burgess arrives "home" in Sydney insisting his stint in English rugby union was not a failure.

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Why departing Nine boss David Gyngell would be a good fit for the ARL Commission

Brad Walter David Gyngell is considered a straight shooter who loves the game and would have strong support to become a commissioner

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Sam Burgess to face Sydney Roosters in NRL return for South Sydney Rabbitohs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Sam Moa, Jake Friend and Boyd Cordner during the First Preliminary Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter South Sydney are set to meet Sydney Roosters in the opening round of the 2016 season

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NRL and Channel Nine resisting temptation to cash in on Sam Burgess' Rabbitohs return

Red and green all over again: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and...

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The Papua New Guinea school the Canterbury Bulldogs built

Warm welcome: Local school children welcome present and former Bulldogs.

Brad Walter This is the school in the New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea that the Bulldogs helped to build.

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NRL smooth way for return of Sam Burgess to South Sydney to avoid repeat of Israel Folau fiasco

Brad Walter Sam Burgess is set to be included in South Sydney's salary cap on the same value he was before leaving.

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