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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich set to answer biting allegations at hearing

Brad Walter An alleged bite on St George Illawarra star Josh Dugan will be a priority case for the NRL match review committee

NRL set to ask Parramatta Eels to hand over records for salary cap investigation

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Brad Walter It is anticipated the Eels will be advised that payments to Jarryd Hayne should be included in the salary cap

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Wests Tigers forward Martin Taupau criticised for 'unnecessary' swinging arm

Night over: Wests Tigers lock Martin Taupau is sent to the sin bin in his side's heavy loss to the Roosters.

Brad Walter Roosters coach Trent Robinson declined to say whether he believes more players should be sinbinned for foul play

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Wests Tigers release Keith Galloway to join Super League club Leeds Rhinos

Fans favourite: But Keith Galloway will leave the Tigers at the end of the season.

Brad Walter Former Test prop will leave Leichhardt at the end of his 10th season with the club.

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Sydney Roosters overpower Wests Tigers to continue title push

Surrounded:  Brendan Elliot of the Roosters is tackled by a trio of Wests Tigers defenders.

Brad Walter If defences win premierships then Sydney Roosters are on track for their second title in three years after downing Wests Tigers with a business-like performance at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

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Are bigger penalties for NRL clubs and players needed to stop salary cap rorts

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Brad Walter All NRL clubs have at least one player with a registered TPA but the value ranges from $50,000 for some clubs to $400,000 for others.

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Updated: Parramatta Eels release Chris Sandow to join Warrington Wolves for rest of season

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Chris Sandow of the Eels makes a break during the round 14 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on June 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Chris Sandow's rollercoaster four year stint at Parramatta is over

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The massive advantage boosting the North Queensland Cowboys' premiership quest

Riding high: Johnathan Thurston and the Cowboys celebrate during their win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Monday.

Brad Walter The Cowboys are unbeaten in five finals appearances in Townsville - the likely venue for all their play-offs matches this season

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Canterbury Bulldogs forwards believe cut to interchange will suit them

Nothing to fear: Canterbury pair  Josh Jackson and Aiden Tolman have welcomed the reduction of the interchange bench.

Brad Walter Fears that the reduction to eight interchanges will drive big forwards out of the game

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New NRL interchange rules set to produce more footballers and less athletes

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Brad Walter Why less interchanges could mean more players like Josh Reynolds.

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Benji Marshall committed to New Zealand and not considering Scotland switch

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Brad Walter A furious Marshall has slammed reports he was considering changing his international allegiance to Scotland

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White Ribbon Australia backs NRL's stance on domestic violence

Facing allegations: Roosters international Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Brad Walter Domestic violence allegations are set to cast a shadow over Shaun Kenny-Dowall for the rest of the season.

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Future of Parramatta Eels' Chris Sandow even murkier as he faces judiciary ban

In strife, again: Chris Sandow.

Brad Walter The news has just gone from bad to worse for embattled Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow after the wantaway 

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Shoulder charge eradicated, NRL now has sights on wrestling and lifting tackles

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Brad Walter What is the "toothbrush" and how is the NRL trying to remove it from the game/

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'Don't sack Chris Sandow': Paul Gallen's plea to Parramatta Eels

Refused a release: Chris Sandow.

Brad Walter Cronulla and NSW captain Paul Gallen has expressed concerns about the welfare of Chris Sandow after the Parramatta halfback allegedly fell out with teammates over his performance in Friday night's...

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NRL CEO Dave Smith: 'My stance is unambiguous on domestic violence'

Strong stance:  NRL CEO Dave Smith said Shaun Kenny-Dowall's future would be in doubt if convicted of domestic violence charges.

Brad Walter Exclusive: NRL boss Dave Smith defends decision not to stand down Shaun Kenny-Dowall after phone call from NSW Premier Mike Baird

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Why Thursday night matches may spell the death of Monday Night Football

Ratings winner: The season opener between Souths and the Broncos lured huge viewing numbers.

Brad Walter Most NRL clubs are opposed to scheduling matches on two school nights in the next television deals.

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Premiership race starts now, says St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor

Back in the Red V: Jack De Belin, Tyson Frizell and Joel Thompson.

Brad Walter Two week ago the Dragons had used the least amount of players in the NRL. Now they have used the most.

Cronulla Sharks CEO Lyall Gorman backs fines for grade-one judiciary offences

Positive response: Lyall Gorman.

Brad Walter Fans would be the winners if players were fined for grade one judiciary offences instead of being suspended, says Sharks boss Lyall Gorman

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Why South Sydney Rabbitohs can't win back-to-back NRL premierships

Tough task: South Sydney must improve in coming weeks if they are to win back-to-back titles, based on statistical data.

Brad Walter This year's NRL premiership is a race in two, according to historical data

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