Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster is the Chief Sports Writer of The Sydney Morning Herald

Robbie Farah takes aim at Wests Tigers management as club crisis hits rock bottom

Andrew Webster The poisoned relationship between Robbie Farah and club management has reached rock bottom with revelations he hasn't spoken to chief executive Grant Mayer in almost a fortnight and accusations those...

Manly Sea Eagles fans don't really like to cross the harbour, so will they if they have to?

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Andrew Webster Russell Crowe was expected to make the long, hard journey from Woolloomooloo to the SCG on Friday night to watch Souths take on Manly but has cancelled. Will Sea Eagles fans do the same?

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Anthony Minichiello living proof nice guys can be champions

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Andrew Webster When Anthony Minichiello plays his final match at the end of this season - and whether he’s holding the NRL trophy aloft for the second October in a row is anyone’s guess - he will be...

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Trent Elkin: 'This is my story. You be the judge.'

Parra excellence: Elkin says the support of the Parramatta club has helped him deal with the fall-out from the supplements scandal.

Andrew Webster Of all the tough and all-consuming days that Trent Elkin has lived in the last 18 months, the worst came on April 26 last year.

League

Trent Elkin: Cronulla Sharks have hung me out to dry

Andrew Webster Trent Elkin has branded his former club Cronulla as weak for making him the scapegoat for the supplements scandal and claims he was not responsible for introducing controversial sports scientist...

League

Robbie Farah angry over being hung out to dry

Robbie Farah did not train with Wests Tigers on Wednesday.

Andrew Webster The Wests Tigers are at breaking point after captain Robbie Farah told club officials he was not coming to training on Wednesday because he believes he has been hung out to dry over the demise of...

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The truth about the Wests Tigers and Mick Potter is out there, really out there

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Andrew Webster On Monday, I hit the phones. As a young, conscientious reporter, I strode forth in the pursuit of truth and justice and whatever else was out there in relation to the Wests Tigers.

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Wests Tigers' Luke Brooks has nothing but respect for mentor Benji Marshall

Blue sky mine: Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks at ANZ Stadium.

Andrew Webster In 2005, the apprentice sat on the 10-metre line at ANZ Stadium and watched the master steer and flick pass his side to a breakthrough premiership.

League

Wayne Bennett puts his legacy on the line by moving to Brisbane Broncos

Wayne Bennett

Andrew Webster For everything that has happened during the last 40 years of Wayne Bennett's storied career, it is what happens in the next three at the Broncos that will define him as coach.

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St George Illawarra Dragons just need Wayne Bennett to sign on the dotted line

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Andrew Webster Don’t break out the Penfolds wine just yet, Dragons fans, but the second coming of Saint Benny is almost complete.

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Dragons fans are right to be breathing fire

Andrew Webster The Dragons need an enema or a mastercoach - or both.

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State of Origin: NSW's silent destroyers evoke memories of '85

Andrew Webster "It ends here tonight!" That's what NSW players kept shouting at each other after Darius Boyd scored his second try to bring Queensland within four points.

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Pleasure and Hayne: Blues on the verge of a new era

The power of one: Jarryd Hayne and the Blues celebrate victory.

Andrew Webster This year, in an attempt to shake themselves from eight years of Queensland dominance, NSW adopted a novel approach - professionalism.

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State of Origin: NSW hopes rest on Jarryd Hayne's head and shoulders

Proven performer: Jarryd Hayne has excelled at Origin level in the past.

Andrew Webster You should never get inside Jarryd Hayne's head, because there's every chance you won't find your way back out.

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Men in orange under most pressure for Origin

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Andrew Webster The men under the most pressure in Wednesday night’s Origin series opener won’t wear sky blue or maroon. They won’t even wear white.

League

Ray Hadley declares he doesn't want to replace Ray Warren as voice of rugby league

Andrew Webster Relax, league fans: Ray Hadley has declared he does not want Ray Warren's job.

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Reinvigorated Tony Williams refuses to make excuses for form slump

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Andrew Webster Tony Williams refuses to use off-field issues as an excuse for his form last season, in which he was blasted as over-rated and overpaid.

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State of Origin: NSW team goes into lockdown in seaside locale

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Andrew Webster The most successful NSW coach in the history of State of Origin is Phil Gould, and his mantra is this: "Only the paranoid survive".

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Mal Meninga's anti-Blues tirade is based on Fozzie logic

Mal Meninga

Andrew Webster The pre-eminent stand-up comedian of our time is not Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock. It's Mal Meninga.

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Ray Hadley declares he doesn't want to take over from Ray Warren as voice of rugby league

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Andrew Webster Relax, league fans: Ray Hadley has declared he does not want Ray Warren's job.

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