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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

England captain Sean O'Loughlin compared to Canterbury Bulldogs prop James Graham

Brad Walter England captain Sean O'Loughlin is one of the top 10 players in the world and an inspirational leader in the mould of his Test teammate James Graham, according to Australian forward Ryan Hoffman.

Sione Mata'utia to eclipse Israel Folau's record as the Australian Kangaroos youngest player

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Brad Walter Greg Inglis has backed Sione Mata'utia to have a long Test career after the Newcastle teenager became the youngest player ever chosen to play for Australia when named on the wing for Sunday's must...

St George Illawarra Dragons CEO Peter Doust blames coach merry-go-round for player churn

Roster headaches: Paul McGregor.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust believes the high number of clubs changing coaches this year has resulted in an unprecedented movement of players during the off-season.

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Paul Gallen further frustrated by punishment after being told he'd be 'looked after' during ASADA saga

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13:  Sharks captain Paul Gallen injures his arm during the round 18 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Newcastle Knights at Remondis Stadium on July 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter A $50,000 fine and the virtual ending of his Test career is set to further fuel the frustration that led to Paul Gallen's offensive tweet.

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Four Nations: Why New Zealand and England cope better with loss of stars than Australia

Kangaroo cull: Corey Parker cuts a disconsolate figure as New Zealand celebrate victory on Saturday night.

Brad Walter It used to be said that Australia could field two or three teams at Test level able to compete with New Zealand and England but Saturday night's 30-12 thumping by an understrength Kiwis outfit at...

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Parramatta Eels seeking salary cap dispensation if Jarryd Hayne returns to the NRL

On the move: Jarryd Hayne.

Brad Walter Parramatta is expected to be granted salary cap dispensation to accommodate Jarryd Hayne if he wanted to come back to the NRL in a bid to avoid a repeat of the situation that cost the club and the...

NRL not concerned about Cronulla Sharks' lack of a chief executive ... this time

Steve Noyce.

Brad Walter NRL officials are confident Cronulla are not risking the same governance issues some blame for failing to detect the supplements program that resulted in 12 players receiving doping bans and coach...

Brett Morris to reunite with twin Josh after signing four-year deal with Canterbury Bulldogs

Brett Morris

Brad Walter Brett Morris will join twin Josh at Canterbury next season after St George Illawarra agreed to release the Test winger.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs now worth more than $20 million after James Packer buys stake from Peter Holmes a Court

The biggest end of town: James Packer.

Brad Walter South Sydney's market value has soared to more than $20 million after James Packer paid about $7.5 million for a 37.5 per cent stake in the NRL premier.

NRL player burnout: pre-season is too long and the competition's longer

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Brad Walter When Wendell Sailor and the other members of the 1994 Australian squad get together in Brisbane this week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the last Kangaroo tour, there won't be any complaints...

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Jarryd Hayne invited to meet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne has been invited to meet NFL commissioner and offered help to find coaches and an American agent.

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Jarryd Hayne believes State of Origin has prepared him for NFL intensity

Under no illusions: Jarryd Hayne says he is even below rookie status.

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne believes the intensity of State of Origin will help him in his battle to make it in NFL as he begins a 12 month campaign to become the first NRL star to play American football at the...

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Jarryd Hayne reaches for the stars - and lifts rugby league's profile

Gutsy move: Jarryd Hayne announces his decision.

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne has ignited what may become one of the biggest stories in the history of rugby league and one that has already exposed the game to new audiences in the US.

NFL interest in Jarryd Hayne exceeds 'wildest expectations' after NRL superstar announces code switch

FILE - OCTOBER 15, 2014: NRL star Jarryd Hayne has quit the Parramatta Eels to join the NFL in the United States, according to reports. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Jarryd Hayne of the Blues celebrates victory during game one of the State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on May 28, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne's manager Wayne Beavis has been inundated with interest from NFL franchises and offers by United States-based agents keen to assist the Parramatta superstar succeed in his attempted code...

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Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne well into training regime for NFL switch

One step ahead: Jarryd Hayne is already preparing for his switch.

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne began training for his bold bid to make it in the NFL almost as soon as he made up his mind to seek a release from Parramatta and move to the United States.

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Jarryd Hayne can make it as NFL punt returner

Hard man to pin down: Rubby league star Jarryd Hayne.

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne's best chance of making it in the NFL is as a punt returner but he may eventually become a running back, says the man helping Hayne's former junior clubmate Peni Tagive make the...

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Jarryd Hayne quits NRL to pursue NFL career

Jarrad Hayne

Brad Walter Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne has announced that he is leaving the Parramatta Eels to try his hand at NFL.

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Has the concussion rule encouraged reckless tackling?

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Brad Walter NRL officials insist referees would have sent off any player who committed the two-punch assault by Wigan prop Ben Flower on St Helens five-eighth Lance Hohaia in the Super League grand final, but...

Rabbitohs rising: Even without premiership, Souths were destined for bigger things

Big winners: The Rabbitohs sold $500,000 worth of merchandise online in the 24 hours after the grand final.

Brad Walter After completing a remarkable 15-year journey from outcasts to premiers, South Sydney officials are determined that the club's first grand final win since 1971 is just beginning of their revival...

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Which NRL clubs would want Kurtley Beale?

Brad Walter Kurtley Beale: Possible NRL options