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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Winning Starts Monday
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?
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Brad Walter Anthony Watmough says third premiership since 2008 would confirm Manly as one of the greatest teams.
Brad Walter Test forward Anthony Watmough believes Manly's second grand-final appearance in three years proves their 2011 triumph was due to the players and not just former coach Des Hasler.
Brad Walter New Zealand selectors are preparing to be without Sydney Roosters superstar Sonny Bill Williams for the end of season World Cup and will view his availability for the Kiwis title defence as a bonus.
Brad Walter NRL officials have privately questioned the snubbing of Sonny Bill Williams and several Manly stars at Wednesday night's Dally M awards.
Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach will wait until Saturday to decide whether to risk Boyd Cordner after a seven-week layoff.
Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Sydney Roosters mentor Trent Robinson will wait until Saturday to decide whether to risk Boyd Cordner after a seven-week lay-off, with Aidan Guerra's performance against Newcastle last weekend...
Brad Walter A bottle of vodka has never been a sign of professionalism in rugby league before, but there has never been a player like Sonny Bill Williams.
Brad Walter Manly fullback Brett Stewart has spotted opportunities to break down Sydney Roosters' wall-like defence he plans to take advantage of on Sunday.
Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis A blunt message from new coach Trent Robinson about his players' attitudes and lifestyles has been credited with Sydney Roosters' remarkable turnaround this season.
Brad Walter South Sydney's Burgess twins, George and Thomas, will join brother Sam in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup but sibling Luke has missed out.
Brad Walter More than five months after suffering what was initially described as a career-ending Achilles injury, Joe Galuvao has emerged as a potential shock selection for Manly in Sunday night's grand final...
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters under 20s coach Paul Green will take charge of North Queensland next season after being appointed as Neil Henry's replacement.
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings says at the start of the season he hadn't expected to be playing in Sunday's grand final – let alone have brother George play on the same day.