Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster

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

State of Origin I: Jarryd Hayne watching on as Josh Dugan shows he's no also-ran

Andrew Webster The best thing NSW apparently had going for it wasn't at ANZ Stadium for Origin I. He was on the other side of the world in a San Francisco hotel room, watching on an iPad in his jammy jams.

State of Origin: 'Go at Pearce' - how Queensland want to drive NSW five-eighth mad

Struggles: Mitchell Pearce.

Andrew Webster The Maroons will go after a familar target in the Origin opener.

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State of Origin: Laurie Daley's scientific approach versus Queensland campfire stories

Fear of the north: Laurie Daley is wary of Queensland striking back after losing the State of Origin shield last year.

Andrew Webster NSW and Queensland could not have approached the Origin opener more differently

'It ain't broke': David Gyngell says stand alone Origins won't work

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Andrew Webster The call for stand alone Origins is on - but the Nine boss says he won't be budging

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State of Origin: The tears from Blues fullback Josh Dugan nobody saw

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Andrew Webster The NSW Origin fullback nearly blew it all with a stupid Instagram pic

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To an absent friend: Dry NSW Blues State of Origin camp worth a toast

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Andrew Webster Here's a sobering thought: not one NSW player has had one single drink since coming into camp.*

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State of Origin: Laurie Daley ruling Paul Gallen out shows he's no soft touch

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Andrew Webster Write off the NSW coach at your peril.

Mick Potter threatens legal action against Graham Lowe

Not impressed: Mick Potter is considering legal action over remarks made in a presentation by former Manly coach Graham Lowe that suggested Potter had directed a homophobic insult
at Ian Roberts during a match in the 1990s.

Andrew Webster Former Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is considering legal action over claims from Graham Lowe during a motivational speaking engagement that he called Ian Roberts a...

If Alex McKinnon takes the NRL to court he should get every cent he can

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Andrew Webster Those who suggest footballers take those inherent risks each time they step onto the field, aren’t likely to be doing so from a wheelchair.

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Ban Korbin Sims for penis grabbing? Harden up, rugby league

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Andrew Webster The game has lost the ability to laugh at itself

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'I will never put my kids in that position again': Russell Packer speaks for the first time since being released from jail

Through thick and thin: Russell Packer and his partner, Lara Wilcox.

Andrew Webster In his first interview since being jailed for a vicious assault, the NRL star explains why he should be allowed to play the game again.

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Russell Packer cleared to play first match of rugby league for Illawarra Cutters

Hard cell: Russell Packer, pictured at Towradgi beach, north of Wollongong.

Andrew Webster Russell Packer has been cleared to play his first game of rugby league since spending a year in jail for assaulting another man.

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Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson favoured NSW pairing for State of Origin

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Andrew Webster The idea of recalling Mitchell Pearce to play alongside Trent Hodkinson for Origin I is gaining momentum

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Shane Richardson presents the radical blueprint that will change the NRL forever

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Andrew Webster Less NRL games, stand-alone Origins among sweeping changes to be introduced

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Anzac clash too much for Jared Waerea-Hargreaves to miss

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Andrew Webster Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was supposed to be sidelined for six weeks with a strained pectoral muscle. 

Manly Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry-Evans just needs to say he might stay - it's not his fault

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Andrew Webster The drama involving Daly Cherry-Evans' future shows the contract system needs an immediate overhaul.

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St George Illawarra Dragons fans are rugby league's greatest complainers

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Andrew Webster Dragons supporters have every right to ask questions of their club - but for now they should remain silent.

Bob Fulton is not back to find replacement for Geoff Toovey, says Manly chairman

No Bozo: Bob Fulton.

Andrew Webster Bob Fulton is one of rugby league's most influential figures - not that he wants you to know it.

Why the NRL should let players punch each other again, for the sake of the game

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Andrew Webster Without meaning to annoy any concerned mums, doctors, lawyers, headmasters, public relations experts, priests and columnists from the front sections of newspapers, can I make a bold suggestion to the...

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The incident involving Josh Reynolds and Adam Reynolds that has South Sydney seething

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Andrew Webster The fallout from Souths versus the Bulldogs continues.