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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

North Queensland Cowboys' Paul Green becomes first coach to beat Wayne Bennett in a grand final

Brad Walter Paul Green never won a premiership in his distinguished playing career, but he has done something no other coach has done after outwitting Wayne Bennett in just his second year in charge of the...

Why Brisbane Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford is the chosen one

Special: Anthony Milford's talent was identified at an early age.

Brad Walter Anthony Milford's rare talents were spotted when he was only 12 years old.

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Why Paul Green is flying high as North Queensland Cowboys coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Paul Green, coach of the Cowboys is interview on stage during the launch of NRL Nation at Darling Harbour on October 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Paul Green has his pilot's licence and business interests but he was destined to be a succesful NRL coach.

London calling North Queensland, Brisbane and Sydney Roosters for NRL season opener

Popular players: Supporters take photos at the NRL Grand Final fan day at Darling Harbour.

Brad Walter The Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters considering a proposal to open the 2016 season in London.

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How Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has stayed at the top: 'Man-management, standards and accountability'

In a chatty mood: Broncos coach Wayne Bennett answers questions at the NRL fan day at Darling Harbour.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett has been compared to Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho as a great man-manager.

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Indigenous captains Johnathan Thurston and Justin Hodges create grand final history

Indigenous pride: Johnathan Thurston, flanked by Greg Inglis and Tyrone Roberts.

Brad Walter An Indigenous player is set to hold up the premiership trophy no matter which side wins on Sunday.

Battered Johnathan Thurston told: "80 more minutes and your body can have a rest"

Award winner: Johnathan Thurston and fiancee Samantha Lynch on the red carpet ahead of the Dally M Awards satellite function in Townsville.

Brad Walter Johnathan Thurston could barely sit down without being in pain after last weekend's defeat of Melbourne.

Sydney Roosters happy for Aidan Guerra to help retiring Brisbane Broncos great Justin Hodges extend career at judiciary

Happy to help: Aidan Guerra, right, will testify on Justin Hodges' behalf at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday.

Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Sydney Roosters officials have given their blessing for back-rower Aidan Guerra to help Justin Hodges' bid to lead Brisbane in Sunday night's grand final by testifying on his behalf at the NRL...

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Penrith Panthers forward Ben Murdoch-Masila to re-unite with Tim Sheens at Salford

Brad Walter Former Wests Tigers stars Ben Murdoch-Masila and Robert Lui to join Tim Sheens at Salford Reds

How Wayne Bennett's hard-nosed approach turned Brisbane Broncos into contenders

Smiling assassin: Wayne Bennett is a hard task-master.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett set the tone for Brisbane's premiership charge by sacking himself from the Knights job more than a year ago.

NRL investigating how Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray obtained painkillers

Brad Walter With Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray out of hospital, the NRL integrity unit is set to step up its investigation.

Roosters star Aidan Guerra may hold key to Brisbane Broncos centre Justin Hodges playing in grand final

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Justin Hodges of the Broncos runs with the ball during the NRL First Preliminary Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium on September 25, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Brisbane captain Justin Hodges to fight charge at judiciary on Tuesday night

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Why Sydney Roosters prop Sam Moa is already planning for life after the NRL

Brad Walter Sam Moa endured a long distance relationship with his wife while playing in England because he wasn't qualified for another job.

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Triple-0 call may have saved life of South Sydney Rabbitohs player Aaron Gray

Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker. Photo: INstagram

Brad Walter A triple-zero emergency phone call by a concerned friend may have saved the life of rookie South Sydney winger Aaron Gray.

Hospitalisation of South Sydney Rabbitohs pair may be a symptom of another issue

South Sydney's Dylan Walker in hospital.

Brad Walter The pressure on young stars to continue playing wounded is immense,

How Sydney Roosters fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's try was three years in the making

And he sprints away: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes a break to score.

Brad Walter Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's 54th minute try all but secured the Roosters win against the Bulldogs but he wasn't the only reason he was celebrating

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Why critics shouldn't be surprised by NRL stars excelling in 15-man code

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Brad Walter The Bulldogs influence on the fortunes of the All Blacks extends beyond Sonny Bill Williams

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NRL considering ref-cam for all matches to avoid controversial try rulings

Brad Walter A camera mounted on the head of NRL referees may avoid controversies like the Kane Evans try ruling.

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How Arthur Beetson made Sydney Roosters captain Jake Friend reject Brisbane Broncos

Bronco that got away: Roosters co-captain Jake Friend.

Brad Walter After being sacked by the Roosters in 2009, Jake Friend is now just 80 minutes away from his third grand final with the club

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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen polarises opinions but NRL boss Dave Smith is a fan

29.07.15.Remondis Stadium. Cronulla Captain Paul Gallen re-signs with Cronulla.Picture Chris Lane

Brad Walter Leader, workhorse, inspirational, thug, selfish, drug cheat - the perception of Paul Gallen often depends on where the question is being asked and the timing of it.