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Brad Walter

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

League

Heat on Greenberg as inquiry focuses on integrity of game

Brad Walter Ben Barba's partner Ainslie Currie has not yet been contacted by the leading barrister heading up the inquiry into Canterbury's handling of domestic assault allegations against the star fullback, in...

League

Leabeater sends out SOS on Eels woes

Ricky Stuart

Brad Walter Former Parramatta prop Terry Leabeater has written to Eels members calling for an extraordinary general meeting to deliver a no-confidence vote against some of the club's directors.

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League

Ben Barba denials have placed Bulldogs and Todd Greenberg in firing line

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Brad Walter Todd Greenberg's handling of the Ben Barba situation at the start of the season was considered by many to be the making of the Canterbury chief executive who has since risen to the post of NRL head...

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League

Dank not involved and not welcome, say miffed Rovers

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Brad Walter Hull Kingston Rovers officials have moved to distance the club from any involvement with Stephen Dank amid speculation the man at the centre of the NRL and AFL's doping investigations may be heading...

Rugby League

Dank 'not welcome' at Hull

Stephen Dank.

Brad Walter Officials from English Super League club Hull Kingston Rovers move to distance club from Stephen Dank.

League

NRL probe Canterbury ‘cover-up’ over Barba

Barba

Brad Walter The NRL's integrity unit will investigate whether senior Canterbury officials covered up domestic violence allegations against star fullback Ben Barba earlier this year.

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NRL tightens supplements regime

Exported drugs

Brad Walter All off-field staff must be accredited by the NRL, clubs will need to maintain a register of what supplements players are given and all injections need to be approved by the team doctor under new...

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ASADA stance on Earl hands the ball back to Cronulla players

Sandor Earl

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Cronulla players who used the growth hormone releasing peptide CJC-1295 face two-year bans unless they come forward and give evidence about the supplements program at the club in 2011.

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SIN BIN

According to consensus, Stuart should quit Eels - and fast

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Brad Walter As Parramatta prepare to collect their second consecutive wooden spoon, Sin Bin can reveal things are even worse off the field than they are on it.

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League

Redfern switch brings out best in brothers

Luke Burgess

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter England coach Steve McNamara believes the Burgess brothers wouldn't have developed as well as footballers if they decided to remain in the English Super League.

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League

Finals rivals fear Sharks will muddy waters if permitted to contest play-offs

Sharks

Brad Walter Rival clubs believe the integrity of the NRL finals will be tarnished if Cronulla are allowed to take part with doping allegations hanging over their head.

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League

Napa shows old school head on big shoulders

Dylan Napa hit on Gallen

Brad Walter When Dylan Napa first moved to Sydney to join the Roosters his mother had to phone him each morning to ensure he got out of bed for training.

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League

Snowden out for season after pleading guilty to shoulder charge

Brad Walter Kade Snowden's NRL season is over after the Newcastle prop accepted a seven-match ban for the shoulder charge that left North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson with a broken jaw.

League

Paul Gallen runs at Brian Smith again over Twitter spat

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has continued an attack on former Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith over comments he made on Twitter about the Test forward's battle with rookie Sydney Roosters forward...

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Winning Starts Monday

A Cronulla grand final victory? Heaven forbid

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Brad Walter Few will admit it, but even the most fanatical Cronulla supporters must be hoping this isn't the season former prime minister Harold Holt finally emerges from the sea and knocks on their front door.

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League

Jaw-breaker Snowden faces long ban

Kade Snowden

Brad Walter, Brett Keeble North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston has called for the NRL match review committee to make an example of Newcastle prop Kade Snowden over the shoulder charge that left Cowboys hooker Ray...

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League

NRL rejects call to ban Sharks from finals as Bombers face September axe

Sharks players

Brad Walter NRL officials have rejected calls to banish Cronulla from the upcoming finals series and will deal with any fallout from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation after the season is...

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League

Carney's Cronulla circling for Fergo raid

Todd Carney and Blake Ferguson

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter Blake Ferguson did not attend Canberra's match against Manly on Sunday due to a family matter and received permission to do so from Raiders chief executive Don Furner.

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SIN BIN

Contract sport

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Brad Walter Blake Ferguson may follow the lead of Sonny Bill Williams and seek a one-year contract if he decides to invoke a get-out option in his new deal with Canberra.

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