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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Four Nations: Joey Leilua v Michael Jennings in State of Origin showdown

Brad Walter Samoa coach Matt Parish has challenged centre Joey Leilua to use his personal duel with Australia's Michael Jennings in Sunday's Four Nations Test at WIN Stadium to prove he is ready for State of...

Daly Cherry-Evans keen to be part of Manly's new direction

Right direction: Daly Cherry-Evans takes on the line during the Test against England.

Brad Walter Daly Cherry-Evans has backed the ownership changes at Manly and expressed his desire to continuing playing at the club.

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Samoan prop Mose Masoe keen for NRL comeback after St Helens stint

Brad Walter Samoa prop Mose Masoe is keen to return to the NRL - but not before he completes a two-year stint with St Helens next season.

New Kangaroo Sione Mata'utia has mixed emotions over Four Nations clash with Samoa

Sione Mata'utia of Australia is tackled during the Four Nations match between Australia and England at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Brad Walter Australia's youngest Test representative, Sione Mata'utia, admits he will have mixed emotions if chosen to play against Samoa in next Sunday's Four Nations match at WIN Stadium.

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Is it time for England and Pasifika teams to join the NRL

Samoa's strong performances in the Four Nations is an opportunity to put rugby union in the shade.

Brad Walter As NRL bosses begin work on a blueprint for expanding the competition to 18 teams they should look beyond Brisbane and Perth and consider sides from the Pacific nations and England- possibly to be...

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Kangaroos' 16-12 win over England saves Australia's Four Nations hopes

reg Inglis of Australia and Ryan Hall of England contest the ball in goal.

Brad Walter England players claimed they were denied a final minute try that could have resulted in Australia being eliminated from the Four Nations tournament after a gripping Test at AAMI Stadium on Sunday.

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Kangaroos' 16-12 win over England saves Australia's Four Nations hopes

Brad Walter England players claimed they were denied a final minute try that could have resulted in Australia being eliminated from the Four Nations tournament after a gripping Test at AAMI Stadium on Sunday.

Four Nations: Senior Australian players want to instill winning culture in rookies

Valuable lessons learnt: Kangaroos fullback Greg Inglis.

Brad Walter Senior players have vowed to ensure Australia's rookies understand the culture behind the green-and-gold jersey that has meant the Kangaroos have not lost back-to-back Tests since 1978.

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England halfback Matty Smith kicks on after rising through ranks with Wayne Rooney

Multi-talented: Matty Smith feels the fend of Tim Simona.

Brad Walter A former member of Everton's Youth Academy at the same time as Wayne Rooney may hold the key to England's hopes of creating history by beating Australia in Sunday's Four Nations match at AAMI Park.

Four Nations: Greg Inglis tips Dylan Walker to bounce back against England

Brad Walter Australian fullback Greg Inglis has backed his South Sydney team-mate Dylan Walker to bounce back from a nightmare Test debut with a big game against England in Sunday's must win Four Nations Test at...

England camp not worried about having Australian referee in match against Kangaroos

Brad Walter England coach Steve McNamara and his players have moved to distance themselves from criticism over the appointment of Australian referee Gerard Sutton to control their vital Four Nations clash with...

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South Sydney's Burgess twins want to create more history by helping England eliminate Australia

Brad Walter After helping to end South Sydney's 43-year premiership drought just weeks ago, George and Thomas Burgess want to create some more history with England by eliminating Australia from a tournament...

Why Kangaroos rookie Sione Mata'utia is the next big thing

Sione Mata'utia

Brad Walter The first time you meet Sione Mata'utia it is easy to understand why Wayne Bennett has tipped him as a future Newcastle captain or Tim Sheens is prepared to blood Australia's youngest Test...

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

Sione Mata'utia

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...