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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Why few NRL stars can afford to make switch to NFL like Jarryd Hayne did

Brad Walter Thomas Burgess has trained with a third NFL team but a code switch is likely to prove too costly for the South Sydney star.

Clubs to foot bill for unpopular time slots in new funding deal with NRL

No more compensation: Cronulla and Melbourne both host three Monday night matches over the opening 20 rounds.

Brad Walter NRL clubs hosting games on Monday nights or in the new 6pm Friday night timeslot will no longer receive compensation

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South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess trials with New York Giants NFL team

New career? Tom Burgess is trialling with the New York Giants.

Brad Walter South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess could be set to follow in the footsteps of former Parramatta Eels star and NFL convert Jarryd Hayne.

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How the impasse between Robbie Farah and Wests Tigers was resolved

Locked in: Robbie Farah has now committed to playing out his NRL career at the Tigers.

Brad Walter Former leading AFL official Shane McCurry is credited with playing a key role in negotiating the truce between Robbie Farah and Wests Tigers

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NRL clubs to seek equal funding at showdown with ARLC chairman John Grant

Brad Walter John Grant's role in the NRL's new broadcast deal is expected to save him from a vote of no confidence

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NRL teams to be penalised for time wasting at drop-outs and scrums

Spotlight on scrums: David Shillington, Shaun Fenson, Paul Vaughan, Jarrad Kennedy and Glen Buttriss of the Raiders line up against the Penrith Panthers in Canberra in May.

Brad Walter Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum

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Golden try under consideration for NRL finals matches

The try by Cowboys centre Kyle Feldt in the dying seconds of last year's NRL grand final that led to extra time.

Brad Walter A try may be needed to decide finals matches in extra time if the NRL adopts an NFL rule in which the game continues for another set after a field goal to give the other team a chance to win or level...

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NRL to meet Manly Sea Eagles officials over player burnout fears from draw

Welfare concerns: Manly coach Trent Barrett will meet with Todd Greenberg to discuss the 2016 NRL draw and how it affects his team.

Brad Walter Manly's last seven matches are in Sydney but the Sea Eagles fear their grueling schedule could take its told before then

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Five key questions about the NRL broadcast deal

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Brad Walter is this a good deal for the NRL?

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ARLC chairman John Grant rejects claims of $40 million losses for NRL clubs

Brad Walter John Grant says he has no fears about a push to remove him as ARLC chairman

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RLPA boss Clint Newton unhappy with five-day turnarounds in 2016 NRL draw

Not happy: RPLA president Clint Newton wants a reduction in five-day turnarounds.

Tom Decent, Brad Walter Rugby League Players' Association boss Clint Newton has expressed his disappointment that next season's NRL draw will see players subjected to the same number of five-day turnarounds as 2015, despite...

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Two hours sleep in three days to meet deadline for record NRL broadcast deal

Stating his case: ARL chairman John Grant.

Brad Walter ARLC chairman John Grant praises Dave Smith's role in broadcast deal

How Rupert Murdoch helped NRL hit $2 billion TV rights jackpot

Costly business: News executives Mike Fitzpatrick, Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thompson. News will pay $900m for the NRL pay TV rights from 2018-2022.

Brad Walter News Corp supremo paid inflated price for AFL rights, helping drive up the value of the remaining four games after the NRL inked free-to-air deal with Nine.

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NRL's new $2billion broadcast deal to quell revolt against ARLC chairman John Grant

Brad Walter A $50 million advance payment from News Corp is set to quieten - and possibly quell - a revolt by NRL clubs against ARLC chairman John Grant as the record $2 billion broadcast deal ensures a win for...

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

Big start: New Eel Kieran Foran.

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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