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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith believes the game is in a strong position to begin making decisions about its long-term future after a record-breaking season in which television ratings, membership...
St George Illawarra Dragons optimistic they will retain Trent Merrin despite not being able to offer more money
Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor remains optomistic of re-signing Trent Merrin, despite the club not being prepared to increase its offer to the NSW Origin forward.
Brad Walter Greg Bird has publicly apologised for the "stupid", "dumb" and "embarrassing" act that put a "dampener on our wedding weekend" after being fined for urinating near a police car on Sunday night.
Brad Walter A rejuvenated Benji Marshall has been leading the way at pre-season training with the Dragons and believes he can get back to his brilliant best next year.
Brad Walter An air of uncertainty is set to hang over celebrations on Monday for the 100th anniversary of the "mother of all clubs", as NSW Leagues Club was once described, with officials expecting the NSW Rugby...
Brad Walter The NRL is set to continue its push into New Zealand by holding the launch for next season in Auckland to mark the 20th anniversary of the competition's expansion across the Tasman with the admission...
Brad Walter What will rugby league look like in 10 years was a major topic of discussion by coaches and powerbrokers in Sydney this week.
Brad Walter Half of all tackles in 2024 will involve three defenders and there will be less tries and line-breaks as bigger, stronger and fitter athletes dominate the NRL unless steps are taken now to change the...
Brad Walter A reduction in the number of interchanges is set to be among the topics discussed when the NRL's competition committee consider what the game may look like in 10 years time.
Brad Walter Just a week after the Kiwis triumph over Australia in the Four Nations final, a bid for a second New Zealand NRL team based in Wellington has been officially launched
Brad Walter Benji Marshall has backed his jailed former Kiwis team-mate Russell Packer to return to the NRL next season.
Brad Walter Moves to end rugby league's boozy culture sparked by the threatened withdrawl of sponsors has earned the NRL official recognition as the leading code in promoting responsible alcohol use among...
Brad Walter A reduction of up to 61 per cent in the number of alcohol-related incidents in the game has earned the NRL a nomination for the Australian Drug Foundation's Good Sports Leadership Award.
Brad Walter The controversy over the disallowed try in the final minute of the Four Nations final underlines how close Test football has become.
Brad Walter A mother of six with a background in surf lifesaving has been appointed to replace Jim Doyle as the NRL's new chief operating officer.
Brad Walter The annual Pacific Test is set to be expanded to a double header involving Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Papua New Guinea in a bid to build on the momentum created by this year's Four Nations tournament.
Brad Walter After being thumped 30-12 by New Zealand three weeks ago, the Kangaroos were labelled as the worst team to represent Australia.
Brad Walter Here is the footage that proves Blake Ferguson is serious about recapturing the form that earned him a NSW Origin jersey if he is cleared to return to the NRL with Sydney Roosters next season.
Brad Walter The new Sharks five-eighth believes the fresh start will enable him to regain the form that earned him the 2012 Dally M and RLPA player-of-the-year awards.
Brad Walter Dave Smith says every incident has a price as rugby league fights for hearts and minds.