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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL signals end of suburban grounds after $1 billion stadiums announcement

Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Sydney-based NRL clubs are set to play their home games out of one of three state-of-the-art new stadiums within a decade after what the code's chief Dave Smith on Friday hailed as a "once in a...

NRL warned against adopting promotion-relegation ahead of 'spoon bowl' clash

Last Knights? Nathan Ross celebrates a try for Newcastle last weekend.

Brad Walter The loser of Saturday's Penrith-Newcastle clash will earn the tag of the best "worst" team in NRL history

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Statistics show how much South Sydney Rabbitohs miss Sam Burgess

Missed: Rabbitohs enforcer Sam Burgess is chaired off the field by his brothers George and Thomas after the 2015 grand final win over Canterbury.

Brad Walter Souths forwards are performing similar to last season but no one has filled the void left by Sam Burgess.

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Newcastle Knights chairman says Nathan Brown will be new coach

Nathan Brown, pictured at Coffs Harbour during the Blues Origin camp this year.

Brad Walter A Knights sub-committee has recommended Nathan Brown be the next Newcastle coach.

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Kyle Turner playing with Brent Tate-style neck brace

Kytle Turner

Brad Walter Kyle Turner admits his parents were "nervous wrecks" after his most recent neck injury but support his decision to keep playing.

George Burgess hopes to see brother Sam back in the NRL after Rugby World Cup

Hoping: George Burgess thinks brother Sam will likely return to rugby league.

Brad Walter South Sydney prop George Burgess is immensely proud of brother Sam's achievement in making the England squad for the coming Rugby World Cup but still hopes to see him back in the NRL.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire staying put

Staying put: Souths coach Michael Maguire has reassured players he has no intention of leaving to join the Knights.

Brad Walter Michael Maguire has reassured Souths players and supporters he won't be moving to Newcastle

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Canterbury Bulldogs fined $20,000 for coach Des Hasler comments

Brad Walter Canterbury have been hit with a $20,000 fine for comments coach Des Hasler made about the performance of the match officials in Saturday night's 20-18 defeat of Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.

Former colleagues and players join family to farewell rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson

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Brad Walter Alan Clarkson was remembered by former colleagues, players and family members as a journalist who improved the quality of the game by reporting it.

Why Robbie Farah is on the outer at Wests Tigers - and his most likely options

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Brad Walter Hooker's brooding negativity after defeats has put him offside with coach Jason Taylor, who views him as a bad example to the team's young stars.

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Cronulla Sharks may play home final at ANZ Stadium as race for fourth hots up

Brad Walter Cronulla's reward for securing a home final could be a match at ANZ Stadium against Canterbury or Souths, who each use the Olympic venue as their base.

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Canterbury Bulldogs confirm halfback Trent Hodkinson's season is over

No more football: Trent Hodkinson will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his wrist against Newcastle.

Brad Walter Josh Reynolds and Greg Inglis are set to make timely returns for their injury hit teams.

Are the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons now western Sydney teams?

Reason to smile: Adam Reynolds  celebrates with the crowd after victory in the 2014 grand final against Canterbury.

Brad Walter South Sydney and St George Illawarra now have more fans in the west than their traditional heartlands

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Robbie Farah deal: Wests Tigers should honour 'spirit' of contract, says RLPA

Facing the media: Robbie Farah on Wednesday morning after being told he is no longer wanted by Wests Tigers.

Brad Walter Unwanted Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has met with the RLPA after being told he would play reserve grade next season.

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More NRL clubs to play at Moore Park and Parramatta under new stadia plan

Soon to go?: The NRL is backing a new 60,000 seat stadium to replaced Allianz Stadium (pictured left) at Moore Park.

Brad Walter The Rabbitohs and Dragons may soon join the Roosters at Moore Park, while Parramatta could also be home to Wests Tigers and Penrith.

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Former Sydney Morning Herald rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson dies

16 March 1990 Alan Clarkson - Staff Journalist Fairfax Media

Brad Walter Highly respected former rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson has died.

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NRL clubs discuss new funding model to cash in on broadcast deal

Brad Walter There was no talk of a breakaway or a mutiny against NRL CEO Dave Smith when club bosses met on Monday.

Why the NRL and Nine rushed into record free-to-air TV rights deal

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Brad Walter Foxtel wants to buy into Channel Ten, but Nine headed off a joint bid for the NRL rights with its record $925 million offer

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NRL clubs flex muscles over funding but reject talk of a breakaway competition

SMH Sport. Sydney. New NRL TV deal. NRL CEO, Dave Smith, outlines details of the new free to air television agreement with Channel Nine. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 10 August, 2015

Brad Walter NRL clubs want a greater influence in the appointment of the eight independent directors on the ARL Commission.

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Greg Inglis set to play for South Sydney Rabbitohs against Broncos

Sad sight for Rabbitohs fans: Greg Inglis struggling wth a knee injury during his side's loss to Canterbury.

Brad Walter It was feared he could spend a long period on the sidelines, but South Sydney's talisman is set for a quickfire return.

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