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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

How Roos can rule the world again

Brad Walter The Kangaroos boast an experienced and settled squad which appears to have more depth and be better balanced than England or New Zealand.

Roosters' bid for title glory the real prizefight for SBW

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has told the Sydney Roosters that next season is almost certain to be his last before returning to rugby union but the All Blacks superstar is so committed to helping the club win...

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NRL chief executive Dave Smith looks hard at quality of NRL management

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Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith sets out his vision for the future in an one-on-one interview with Brad Walter.

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Sonny Bill re-signing 'great for game', says Dave Smith

NRL. NRL ceo David Smith at a press conference to announce the charges against Sandor Earl for possesion and traffiking of Peptides.
Thursday 29th August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith has welcomed Sonny Bill Williams' decision to re-sign with the Sydney Roosters.

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Daniel Anderson set for Eels return

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Brad Walter NRL referees' boss Daniel Anderson has been linked with a return to Parramatta next season as the club's new general manager of football.

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Chiefs give Sonny Bill Williams thinking time

Sonny Bill Williams in action for the Chiefs.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has less than two weeks to decide whether he will return to New Zealand rugby union next year or play another season with Sydney Roosters.

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Parramatta Eels directors close in on Jason Taylor for top job

Jason Taylor

Brad Walter A vote of Parramatta directors is expected to confirm Jason Taylor as the next Eels coach within days.

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Sonny Bill Williams defends decision to take Tohu Harris' World Cup place

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams says he feels "like shit" for taking Tohu Harris's place in New Zealand's World Cup side but believes he would have lifelong regrets if he again missed the opportunity to play in...

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Parramatta Eels' search for a coach continues amid board ructions

Brad Arthur

Brad Walter Parramatta are set to appoint a general manager of football before a coach after the board voted against chairman Steve Sharp's insistence that Brad Arthur be given the job.

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After years of pulling strings behind scenes, John Brady resigns from his role at NRL

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Brad Walter It is one of the toughest jobs in Australian sport and, after 18 years, John Brady has resigned. Most fans would not know his name - and that's the way he has preferred it - but the NRL's...

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Sonny Bill Williams available for Rugby League World Cup, confirms Stephen Kearney

Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has explained the reasons behind his stunning change of heart over playing for the Kiwis in the Rugby League World Cup, saying he hadn't thought the situation through properly and...

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Sonny Bill Williams declares himself available for New Zealand Kiwis World Cup squad

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is set to provide a huge boost to New Zealand's World Cup defence - and the tournament itself - after making himself available for the Kiwis.

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SBW drew on past struggles to overcome poor start

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter Being once considered the NRL's public enemy No.1 helped Sonny Bill Williams develop the mental toughness that enabled him to overcome a mistake-riddled first half and produce the match-turning plays...

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James Maloney's son's grand final trip goes viral

Roosters player, James Maloney at home with Kade(3) and Layla
(14months). Sport. Photo Marco Del Grande on 26/5/13


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Brad Walter When Roosters five-eighth James Maloney went to collect his premiership ring carrying daughter Layla after Sunday's NRL grand final, his young son Kade was determined not to be left out.

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Winning Starts Monday

Clive Churchill Medal furore raises questions that need to be answered

Daly Cherry-Evans.

Brad Walter Would the Australian selectors ever award the Clive Churchill Medal to a player aligned to another Test-playing nation or were 25 per cent of the stars in Sunday night's NRL grand final ineligible?

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Now we wait to see if SBW saunters off into the sunset

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Brad Walter Even if Sonny Bill Williams now walks away from the NRL for a second time, all fans - and not just Sydney Roosters supporters - should celebrate the fact he came back to show off his remarkable...

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Kenny-Dowall smashes pain barrier to join list of grand final legends

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall played from the 15th minute of Sunday night's grand final with a hairline fracture in his jaw that he kept secret from teammates.

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Kenny-Dowall smashes pain barrier to join list of grand final legends

The Heroics Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall played the second half of Sunday night's grand final with a broken jaw that he kept secret from teammates.

Horo's hard road from tragedy to grand final

Justin Horo

Brad Walter Justin Horo comes from a great rugby league family and its members rallied to the Manly second-rower's aid last year as he struggled to overcome a season in the wilderness and the tragic death of his...

Arthur set to get nod at Eels after edging out Taylor

Brad Arthur

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Manly assistant coach Brad Arthur is set to return to Parramatta in the top job, with an announcement expected as soon as Monday.