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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL finals 2015: Dragons should not have been awarded late penalty, Tony Archer admits

Brad Walter The fallout from Saturday night's drama charged final between the Bulldogs and Dragons is set to continue

Why less is more: NRL plans to reduce burnout by capping games for stars

Heavy workload: Elite players at finals-bound teams, such as Johnathan Thurston, could play as many as 34 matches per year.

Brad Walter NRL players may have limits on playing and training, while time off and the turnaround between games could increase.

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How Trent Robinson taught Sydney Roosters to cope with loss of stars

Demonstration: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson shows Jackson Hastings a move during training at Allianz Stadium.

Brad Walter When Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was injured, Roosters coach Trent Robinson told his players he would get on with life - and so would they.

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RLPA boss Clint Newton says Dally M boycott threat not about salary cap increase

Driving a hard bargain: RLPA general president Clint Newton.

Brad Walter NRL players say they have the toughest schedule but receive the smallest share of revenue of all codes

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NRL players may boycott Dally M awards as they chase greater share of game's revenue

Winners: Jarryd Hayne and Johnathan Thurston shared the Dally M Medal last season, but will anyone be there to collect this year's award?

Brad Walter Players are on a collision course with the NRL over their share of the game's revenue and may again boycott the Dally M awards in grand final week.

South Sydney Rabbitohs star Glenn Stewart linked with move to Catalans Dragons

Centre of controversy: Glenn Stewart.

Brad Walter Revelations that Glenn Stewart has hired the Sam Burgess's UK-based agent will spark speculation Burgess is headed back to South Sydney

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Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra says Melbourne Storm are a real threat

Italian job: Aiden Guerra has carried on his good form at the end of last season into 2014, earning an Origin call-up for Queensland.

Brad Walter After four seasons in Melbourne, Sydney Roosters forward Aidan Guerra is not surprised by the Storm's end of season form.

NRL finals 2015: Why there was no choice but to suspend George Burgess under judiciary code

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03:  George Burgess and Thomas Burgess pose during the 2015 Sydney Spring Carnival launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse on September 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brad Walter NRL players are set to be canvassed during the off-season about whether fines should be introduced for minor offences as officials confirmed that the inflexibility of the judiciary code had cost...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs prop George Burgess to contest bottle-throwing charge

Family affair: Thomas, George, Julie, Luke and Sam Burgess after Souths' round 25 clash with Wests Tigers last year.

Brad Walter Burgess to fight judiciary charge but out of elimination final

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Greg Inglis fit to play for South Sydney Rabbitohs, despite swelling in knee

Finals fever: Souths skipper Greg Inglis with Sharks counterpart Paul Gallen at Monday's NRL finals launch.

Brad Walter The swelling around Greg Inglis's knee was still noticeable but he insists he will be fit for this weekend's final.

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NRL's new six day turnaround rule can't come soon enough for Melbourne Storm

Ryan Hinchcliffe of the Storm stands next to coach Craig Bellamy as he is interviewed after the game.

Brad Walter The Storm could have gained two days extra rest by finishing fifth but put winning form first.

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Injured Gareth Widdop and Michael Morgan set to return for NRL finals

Dynamic duo: Benji Marshall and Gareth Widdop are getting their act together for the Dragons.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra officials hope England five-eighth Gareth Widdop will be fit to play in next weekend's sudden death finals clash, while North Queensland are set to welcome back playmaker Michael...

Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney unlikely to be tripped up by charge

Likely to be free to play: James Maloney.

Brad Walter The Roosters have the best record against other finals teams, and the Dragons the worst.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis reveals he has another son on Instagram in Father's Day message

Greg Inglis' Instagram post.

Brad Walter On the even of his return from injury, South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis has used Father's Day to go public with the revelation that he has a secret son in a bid to encourage all dads to be support...

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

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

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...

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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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