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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne won't be sanctioned by NRL over referee comments

Brad Walter Parramatta skipper Jarryd Hayne has been cleared of any breach of NRL rules for his criticism of the match officials in Sunday's last minute loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval.

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NRL charges four players from South Sydney-Wests Tigers match

Fight night: The fiery clash between Souths and Wests Tigers on Friday.

Brad Walter The NRL match review committe has charged four players from Friday night's spiteful match between South Sydney and Wests Tigers, but Rabbitohs prop George Burgess is the only one likely to miss a...

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NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

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Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

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Issac Luke hopeful of avoiding shoulder surgery

Brad Walter Issac Luke is confident he does not require surgery on his injured left shoulder but South Sydney officials are resigned to being without their inspirational hooker for up to 10 matches.

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NRL weighs up rookie draft as tensions rise over junior development

NRL ball

Brad Walter A rookie draft is being considered by the NRL and will be discussed further by a new panel set up to review the salary cap each season.

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Wests Tigers players accuse South Sydney of getting 'nasty'

Rabbitohs

Brad Walter Wests Tigers players believe they have earned respect from rival teams after refusing to be bullied by an aggressive South Sydney team they accused of resorting to "nasty" tactics because they were...

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Starting out in AFL territory helped Gareth Widdop to league heartland

In form: New Dragon Gareth Widdop.

Brad Walter It has taken Gareth Widdop seven years to achieve his teenage ambition of playing for a team based in rugby league heartland, but if the new St George Illawarra playmaker hadn't detoured via...

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Wests Tigers upset Souths in Bunnies boilover

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Brad Walter Tim Simona scored two tries in his NRL return for Wests Tigers but it was a tackle he made on Greg Inglis that had the biggest impact on Friday night's match at ANZ Stadium after the South Sydney...

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Bulldogs are inflating player market, says Sharks chairman

Going: Andrew Fifita has signed with the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh has accused Canterbury of inflating the player market and called for changes to the NRL transfer system after losing Andrew Fifita and Michael Lichaa to the Bulldogs on...

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George Burgess on track to become league's first million-dollar prop

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Brad Walter Canterbury's $850,000 per season splurge on Andrew Fifita is set to pave the way for George Burgess to become the NRL's first $1 million prop.

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Five key questions facing the Wests Tigers

Tigers

Brad Walter Brad Walter answers the key questions facing the Wests Tigers NRL club.

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We won't let the Balmain Tigers die, vow club stalwarts

Former Balmain boss John Chalk.

Brad Walter Balmain greats have vowed not to let the famous club die, as it emerged that the Tigers may have a private benefactor prepared to help keep them afloat.

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John Sutton asks South Sydney Rabbitohs fans to be patient

Brad Walter South Sydney captain John Sutton insists he will not be moving back to five-eighth and called for patience as the team goes gets used to the new halves combination of Adam Reynolds and Dylan Walker.

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RLPA backs moves for 18th man as concussion debate continues

Darcy Lussick.

Brad Walter Issue of teams having 18th man has resurfaced in wake of NRL's new concussion guidelines

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Parramatta Eels forward Darcy Lussick facing six-week ban

The aftermath: Darcy Lussick's hit on Waerea-Hargreaves sparked an altercation.

Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a six-match ban after being charged with a grade-four reckless high tackle for his shot on Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on the weekend.

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Fifita signing a fast reaction to new rule interpretations

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Brad Walter Canterbury's recruitment of Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita and hooker Michael Lichaa is the first reaction to the new rule interpretations introduced in the NRL this season.

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Wests Tigers don't have much time to recover

Martin Taupau of the Tigers.

Brad Walter Wests Tigers players will have just two light training sessions this week as they try to recover from playing in Sunday's furnace-like conditions on the Gold Coast in time for Friday night's clash...

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Big hit may await Darcy Lussick at judiciary

High shot

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a potential seven-week ban for his high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, his sixth charge in two and a half years.

Anthony Minichiello hat-trick stuns teammates

Not slowing down: Anthony Minichiello.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters team-mates were stunned to learn that skipper Anthony Minichiello's three try effort in the club's record 56-4 route of Parramatta was the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year...

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'It was pretty clear that was a send off': Robinson slams decision to leave Lussick on the field

Heat of the moment: Eels and Roosters players square up after Darcy Lussick's high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Brad Walter Darcy Lussick apologised to Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for an ugly high shot that had Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson questioning why the Parramatta forward wasn't sent off during the premiers...

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