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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Stake in South Sydney Rabbitohs sounds good to James Packer

Brad Walter James Packer would be "honoured" to own a stake in the club his father Kerry supported but insists Russell Crowe will remain the leading figure at the South Sydney.

Ray Martin says art could imitate life for Russell Crowe and Rabbitohs

Hollywood royalty: Rabbitohs co-owner Russell Crowe.

Brad Walter Television presenter Ray Martin wants Rabbitohs co-owner Russell Crowe to consider making a movie based on the club's remarkable rise from being outcasts to achieving premiership glory.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess' injury was not mishandled, says coach Michael Maguire

Extended lay-off: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has defended the club's decision to leave Sam Burgess on the field after he fractured his cheekbone and eye-socket in the opening tackle of Sunday's grand final...

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South Sydney reaping benefits of famous fight for survival, says Nick Pappas

Glory, glory, hallelujah: Tom Burgess greets the fans at Redfern on Monday.

Brad Walter On the day after South Sydney ended their premiership drought, the men behind the club's rejuvenation reflect on an incredible journey.

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South Sydney lock Sam Burgess may be back in Rabbitohs colours according to coach Michael Maguire

Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter The image of Sam Burgess being hoisted upon the shoulders of team-mates in an eerily similar fashion to John Sattler after the 1970 grand final win in which he played with a broken jaw is set to...

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NRL Grand Final 2014: South Sydney Rabbitohs won't have to wait 43 years for next premiership

Keeping the Bulldogs at arm's length: Greg Inglis.

Brad Walter South Sydney fans may have had to wait 43 years for the club to win its 21st premiership, but it is unlikely to be that long before the Rabbitohs do it again.

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Russell Crowe: Why Nick Pappas is a hero of mine

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Brad Walter "I am a Rabbitoh and I will fight to the death for this club". That was the pledge Nick Pappas made when he first met George Piggins 15 years ago.

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Julie Burgess didn't want Sam to to leave Rabbitohs and head back to England and rugby union

Ten minute sin bin for Sam Burgess during the West Sydney Tigers vs The South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium  NRL round 25 Photography Brendan Esposito
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Brad Walter Julie Burgess was heartbroken when Sam told her he was going to rugby - and she still hopes he will return to the NRL to play alongside his brothers again.

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Canterbury Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle is the new face of rugby league

Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle and NRL CEO David Smith at the NRL Grand Final lunch on Thursday.

Brad Walter To the Canterbury players, she is known as "Aunty" but in the corporate world Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle is considered the new face of rugby league.

South Sydney's Jason Clark volunteers as backup hooker

Brad Walter South Sydney interchange forward Jason Clark is prepared to share the dummy half duties with rookie hooker Api Koroisau in Sunday night's premiership decider.

Michael Maguire uses leadership coach while Des Hasler puts faith in camera footage

Swamped: The media engulfs Canterbury coach Des Hasler at Belmore.

Brad Walter A leadership coach praised by Des Hasler for helping Manly win two grand finals under his charge has been working with South Sydney players in their bid to end the Rabbitohs 43-year-old premiership...

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Canterbury Bulldogs plan not so Mad Monday after NRL grand final

Raelene Castle.

Brad Walter Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle believes the players have a right to celebrate "Mad Monday" and insists the Bulldogs have taken precautions to ensure there is no repeat of the controversy...

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South Sydney's Issac Luke to miss NRL grand final against Canterbury

Shattered: Issac Luke leaves the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

Brad Walter South Sydney hooker Issac Luke will miss Sunday’s grand final against Canterbury after the NRL judiciary upheld his one-match ban for a dangerous throw on Tuesday night.

Bunnies' bell set to ring in historic clash with Bulldogs

Historic moment: Russell Crowe and the oldest surviving Rabbitohs player at the time, Albert Clift, ring the bell in 2002.

Brad Walter It is the 106 year-old timekeeper's bell that symbolises South Sydney's struggle for survival and all of the triumphs the game's oldest and most succesful club has achieved.

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With Sydney Roosters season over, Sonny Bill Williams will make rugby union return within days

Last hurrah: Sonny Bill Williams after Friday night's loss to the Rabbitohs.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is set to make his return to rugby union as soon as next Saturday, and also plans to fight during the off-season after his second stint in the NRL ended with Sydney Roosters'...

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South Sydney star Sam Burgess focused on leaving Rabbitohs with a premiership

Looking to Sunday: Sam Burgess at Redfern Oval.

Brad Walter "See you on the dark side". With those words to Sam Burgess at full-time on Friday night, Sonny Bill Williams made it clear that he expected one of the NRL's greatest rivalries to continue in rugby...

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Sonny Bill Williams may hold key to Issac Luke's grand final hopes

It's nothing: Issac Luke shows concern for Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter South Sydney are considering asking Sonny Bill Williams to give evidence at Tuesday night's judiciary hearing to support hooker Issac Luke's bid to be free to play in Sunday's grand final against...

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Why South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury Bulldogs will be the biggest grand final in NRL history

Greg Inglis celebrates with Issac Luke and Jason Clark after the fullback's try on Friday night.

Brad Walter The inclusion of South Sydney and Canterbury has ensure that next Sunday night's grand final will be the biggest premiership decider in NRL history.

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Canterbury Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs may have to use rookie hookers in NRL grand final

Brad Walter Canterbury and South Sydney may both be forced to field rookie hookers in next Sunday night’s grand final at ANZ Stadium, with Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis having suffered two fractures in...


South Sydney hooker Issac Luke 'in a bit of trouble' with NRL judiciary, says Greg McCallum

Grand final in jeopardy: Issac Luke checks Sonny Bill Williams after the incident on Saturday night.

Michael Carayannis, Brad Walter The man who banned Cameron Smith and Luke Ricketson from recent grand finals has called for Issac Luke to be charged for his dangerous throw tackle on Roosters' back-rower Sonny Bill Williams.

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