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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Korbin Sims' selection for Maroons as damaging for NRL as Willie Mason incident

Brad Walter The prospect of Korbin Sims lining up against a NSW team that may include his brother Tariq has the potential to cause ongoing damage to the game's credibility in an even bigger way than Greg Inglis...

Parramatta Eels chairman Steve Sharp wins election in a landslide

Elected again: Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp.

Brad Walter Parramatta appear set for a period of stability after the ticket led by chairman Steve Sharp swept to power at the Eels elections on Sunday night.

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The advice that could help Josh Reynolds keep his NSW Blues spot

In the spotlight: Josh Reynolds.

Brad Walter The advice that could help Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds keep his NSW Blues spot

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Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell and Penrith Panthers forward Tyrone Peachey face long bans

Brad Walter Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell is under scrutiny for a knee lift that left Anthony Tupou with a broken jaw, while many are questioned why Penrith's Tyrone Peachey was sent off for an ugly lifting...

Out, in doubt and out of form: Origin selection dilemmas for the NSW Blues

Numbers game: statistics show Mitchell Pearce should be wearing the No.6 for the Blues on May 27.

Brad Walter A head-to-head battle between Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce and Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds at ANZ Stadium next Friday night is set to decide which of the pair wears the NSW No.

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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson credits City camp for Daniel Tupou's performance

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson believes a week away with the City team was responsible for winger Daniel Tupou's return to top form.

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Wests Tigers will learn from heavy defeat, says coach Jason Taylor

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 08: Robbie Farah of the Wests Tigers speask to the referee during the round nine NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on May 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor warned his players the Sydney Roosters would be their biggest test so far- and they were.

Mitchell Pearce, Boyd Cordner and Daniel Tupou put hands up for Blues State of Origin spots as Sydney Roosters end losing streak

Workhorse: Dylan Napa takes the Tigers defence on single-handedly.

Brad Walter With the NSW team for Origin opener to be named after next weekend's round of matches, Roosters trio ensured their names would come under strong consideration

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New Zealand Warriors confirm signing of South Sydney hooker Issac Luke

Off to the Warriors: Issac Luke.

Brad Walter New Zealand Warriors chief executive Jim Doyle has confirmed star Kiwis hooker Issac Luke will join the club next season on a three year contract.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke set to sign with New Zealand Warriors

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Brad Walter South Sydney hooker Issac Luke wants to return to New Zealand and is expected to sign with the Warriors in the coming days.

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New Zealand's UK tour rules out end-of-season Test against Kangaroos

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Issac Luke of the Kiwis performs the Haka as he celebrates victory with his team mates after the Trans-Tasman Test match between the Australia Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brad Walter After accepting two approaches from Australia that later fell over, New Zealand is no longer be able to accommodate an end-of-season Test.

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Suspended Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds may have to fight for NSW Blues spot from bench

Last chance: Josh Reynolds.

Brad Walter Canterbury team-mates admit disappointment at losing Josh Reynolds to suspension so regularly.

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Greg Bird to fight judiciary charge in bid to play State of Origin for NSW Blues

Greg Bird, Greg Inglis, Sam Thaiday and Cameron Smith of Australia.

Brad Walter Greg Bird will risk being rubbed out of entire Origin series in a bid to play in opening game.

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NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley says age will be a factor in State of Origin selections

In demand: Laurie Daley won plaudits after guiding NSW to their first Origin series win in nine years.

Brad Walter If two players are even in the selection table debate, NSW coach Laurie Daley is likely to lean towards youth.

Lifting tackles threaten Greg Bird's availability for NSW Blues in State of Origin

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Brad Walter Greg Bird is set to challenge his fourth dangerous throw charge in 12 months in a bid to play State of Origin

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Why Australian Kangaroos may be ranked the No.2 rugby league nation for a long time

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Brad Walter After three consecutive defeats by New Zealand, Australia's decision not to play at the end of the season is set to prove costly

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NRL judiciary charge puts NSW Blues star Greg Bird in doubt for State of Origin

Uncertain future: Titans forward Greg Bird.

Brad Walter Dangerous throw charge from Test set to rule out Greg Bird from Origin I and II

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Ill-discipline set to cost City five-eighth Josh Reynolds a NSW State of Origin jersey

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Brad Walter Can the NSW Blues afford to pick Josh Reynolds in State of Origin?

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Pacific nations set for more games after success of double header

Feeling the squeeze: Albert Vete of Tonga takes on the Samoan defence.

Brad Walter RLIF is looking at a second global event between World Cups to fund development and expansion of the international game.

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Country forward Joel Thompson making a difference on and off the field

Making a difference: Dragons forward Joel Thompson is making his mark both on the field and in the community.

Brad Walter Country second-rower Joel Thompson has overcome a childhood surrounded by drugs and violence to become a leader and role model on and off the field