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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Channel Nine and NRL close to locking in live Sunday afternoon football

Chris Barrett Channel Nine have confirmed that live Sunday afternoon games are set to be a feature of the NRL schedule next season.

Lawyer keen to act for NRL players on NFL-style concussion lawsuits

Found to have had brain damage: Former NRL star Ian Roberts.

Chris Barrett A Sydney lawyer believes he can successfully sue the NRL on behalf of former players who suffered brain injuries from concussions, and has secured private funding to back legal action against the...

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Parramatta Eels great Eric Grothe snr investigated over meat tray deal

Facing questions: Eels legend Eric Grothe snr.

Chris Barrett Parramatta legend Eric Grothe Snr could be expelled from the club with whom he won four premierships over a deal he had to sell meat trays to the club while he was a board member.

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NRL paid $80,000 of Paul Gallen's ASADA legal fees

Expensive outburst: Paul Gallen was fined $50,000.

Chris Barrett Paul Gallen was given nearly $80,000 by the NRL to cover his legal fees while under investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

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Manly Sea Eagles forward Anthony Watmough meeting Parramatta Eels officials to negotiate early release

Chris Barrett Anthony Watmough's high-profile move from Manly to Parramatta could be finalised on Tuesday when he meets Eels officials and coach Brad Arthur.

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James Packer says South Sydney Rabbitohs can be Australia's No.1 football club, and make him more money

James Packer.

Chris Barrett New South Sydney co-owner James Packer says it is not just friendship and sentimentality behind his decision to buy into the NRL premiers; he believes he can make a dollar out of his latest...

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Paul Gallen abuses NRL on Twitter

Paul Gallen missed three games for Cronulla and the Four Nations Tournament due to the ASADA investigation.

Chris Barrett Paul Gallen has left little doubt about his thoughts on Dave Smith's NRL management by taking a swipe at League Central following the sacking of Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.

Parramatta Eels to extend coach Brad Arthur's deal

New deal: Parramatta coach Brad Arthur.

Chris Barrett and Adrian Proszenko Parramatta are endeavouring to move ahead with life after Jarryd Hayne and will begin by upgrading and extending the contract of head coach Brad Arthur.

NRL probe of Bronco salary cap irregularities thwarted

FAIRFAX, BRISBANE, BRONCOS.
Brisbane Broncos Leagues club in Red Hill. 
Picture by Paul Harris.
Wednesday 28 April 2010.

Chris Barrett The NRL have admitted they were unable to fully investigate claims of serious salary cap irregularities at Brisbane because they could not access documents from the Broncos Leagues Club or speak to...

Brett Stewart to be targeted by Parramatta as Jarryd Hayne replacement

NRL. round 16. Manly Sea eagles vs Sydney Roosters. Brookvale Oval.
Brett Stewart makes a break
Friday 27th June, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Chris Barrett Parramatta are likely to try to entice former NSW State of Origin and Australian fullback Brett Stewart from Manly as a replacement for NFL-bound Jarryd Hayne.

Packer and Crowe bromance shows business and friendship do mix

Russell Crowe and James Packer.

Chris Barrett In the second half of last year South Sydney were in talks with staff from the sponsorship team at Crown Resorts about their new $3 million backing of the Rabbitohs.

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How African tragedy led to South Sydney Rabbitohs part-owner Peter Holmes a Court deciding to sell up

Peter Holmes a Court was to be married in Botswana but has postponed the nuptials after a guest was killed on a tram ride.

Chris Barrett It was after an horrific train crash in Zimbabwe in July, in the days before he married his American sweetheart, that Peter Holmes a Court decided he was going to sell his stake in South Sydney.

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James Packer to purchase Peter Holmes a Court's share in the South Sydney Rabbitohs

James Packer

Chris Barrett James Packer is set to finalise the purchase of Peter Holmes a Court's share in the South Sydney Rabbitohs, completing a dramatic week in which the club won its first premiership in 43 years.

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Turf from South Sydney Rabbitohs' triumph already replaced

Chris Barrett The stage for South Sydney's greatest triumph in 43 years is already no more.

'He's like one of my kids': Michael Maguire tells why he gave his premiership ring to Issac Luke

One big happy family: Issac Luke celebrates the grand final win, for which the hooker was suspended, with the Rabbitohs faithful.

Chris Barrett South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says he decided he would give his premiership ring to Issac Luke the moment the hooker lost his judiciary appeal last week, describing the suspended hooker as "like...

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire gives Issac Luke his premiership ring

Plenty to smile about: Issac Luke and Michael Maguire of the Rabbitohs.

Chris Barrett South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has handed over his premiership ring to hooker Issac Luke, reducing the suspended Rabbitoh to tears after he was forced to watch the historic grand final win from...

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Shane Richardson's words prove prophetic as Greg Inglis leads line on road to 21st title

Pumped up: Greg Inglis, of the Rabbitohs, celebrates the famous win.

Chris Barrett When South Sydney pulled off the signing of Greg Inglis a few years back, their chief executive, Shane Richardson, declared privately that the Rabbitohs had just won their 21st premiership.

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Five-eighth Josh Reynolds embraces Canterbury Bulldogs' multicultural community

Affinity: Josh Reynolds with Bulldogs fans at Belmore this week.

Chris Barrett Josh Reynolds has heard it from his house in Belmore most nights this week. The drums, the chanting, the car horns and the dancing.

Canterbury Bulldogs become an agent for unity in a community plagued by fear and suspicion

United by their differences: James Graham with supporters at the club’s fan day on Tuesday.

Chris Barrett When three rugby league fans were removed from the grandstand at a semi-final at Allianz Stadium two weeks ago, they were asked by police about their use of their mobile phones, which another...

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Shane Richardson rings in changes that haul South Sydney up from death watch to top notch

Richardson with Crowe in Brisbane, 2013.

Chris Barrett Shane Richardson took on the top job at South Sydney for the challenge, but he had no idea just how bad things were at the famous club.