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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL All Stars: Indigenous players vow to fight for future of concept

Brad Walter Why Dane Gagai and Joel Thompson chose not to play in the NRL Nines .

NRL Indigenous All Stars: Greg Inglis travels to Stradbroke Island to inspire local kids

Greg Inglis poses with Stradbroke Island children at a pre-game camp for the Indigenous All Stars rugby league team.

Brad Walter The group of kids was waiting when the bus carrying Greg Inglis and the other players attending the NRL indigenous leadership camp arrived at their tented site on Stradbroke Island.

The three criteria most of the NRL's troublemakers have in common

Sydney Roosters' Mitchell Pearce.

Brad Walter Education and rookie contracts for players under 20 years of age are being considered

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Kicking now vital to winning NRL Nines, says Melbourne Storm coach Adam O'Brien

Leading role: Blake Green will captain the Melbourne Storm team at this weekend's Auckland Nines.

Brad Walter Adam O'Brien is regarded as the next NRL coach to have learned his trade under Craig Bellamy in Melbourne

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Players' union chief Ian Prendergast to propose more education to reduce off-field incidents

Brad Walter The RLPA has proposed players be given a mandated half day off each week for professional development .

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Valentine Holmes and Cameron Munster banned from Queensland Maroons in 2016

Cameron Munster of the Storm.

Brad Walter Cronulla fullback Valentine Holmes and Melbourne utility Cameron Munster have been told they will not be considered for State of Origin selection this year and four other Queensland players may...

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Wayne Bennett to give international rugby league a huge boost as England coach

England move: Wayne Bennett met RFL bosses in Australia last month.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett in charge of an England team boasting Sam Burgess against Mal Meninga's Kangaroos would be a mouth watering contest

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The almost identical incident Mitchell Pearce failed to learn from

Brad Walter Mitchell Pearce has attended at least one NRL workshop where he was advised how to avoid an incident almost identical to the one which has left his career in doubt.

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Mitchell Pearce: NRL investigating alleged text messages relating to video

A sporting chance is to allow Mitchell Pearce to keep his work, his life's mission.

Brad Walter Alleged text messages detailing the behaviour of Sydney Roosters players are being investigated by the NRL.

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Mitchell Pearce set to undergo counselling as teammates dragged into scandal

That would be Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce.

Brad Walter Rather than go home after Sydney Roosters player were given cab charges, Mitchell Pearce partied on with new team-mates Jayden Nikorima and Dale Copley.

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Casual racism in Mitchell Pearce video 'hurtful to Indigenous players'

Anthony Mundine appears on The Verdict.

Brad Walter Former NRL star Anthony Mundine has hit out at the casual racism used by Mitchell Pearce and others in video footage that has cast doubts on the immediate future of the Sydney Roosters and NSW...

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NRL coaches in the firing line as Ivan Cleary waits in the wings

Gun for hire: Ivan Cleary's shadow looms large.

Brad Walter Fewer new NRL coaches in 2016 means the pressure will be even greater. But who should be feeling the heat most?

Perth set to host historic Test between Kangaroos and Kiwis at end of NRL season

Perth bound?: The Kangaroos and Kiwis are set to play a Test match in Western Australia.

Brad Walter Newcastle was favoured over Perth and New Zealand for ANZAC Test due to short preparation time

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St George Illawarra Dragons prop Russell Packer no longer facing deportation

Russell Packer in action for the Illawarra Cutters against the Newtown Jets in May.

Brad Walter Former New Zealand Test prop Russell Packer will make his return to the NRL with St George Illawarra next season after being cleared by immigration authorities to stay in the country.

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Why the Canterbury Bulldogs are giving NRL memberships to refugee families

Brad Walter Canterbury officials believe that attending matches will help refugee families fit in to the community more comfortbably

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Billy Slater backs Mal Meninga to take Australian Kangaroos back to top

Historical figure in rugby league: Mal Meninga.

Brad Walter Mal Meninga is a giant of the international game and has a genuine passion for Test football. Billy Slater says he can help Australia regain their ranking as the No.1 league nation.

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James Roberts set to spark another NRL player transfer frenzy

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14:  Ryan James of the Titans is tackled during the round 14 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Cbus Super Stadium on June 14, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Whichever club James Roberts chooses is almost certain to have to release someone to fit the star centre under the salary cap.

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Wayne Bennett touted as PNG coach amid claims Australia poached Mal Meninga

Kumuls target: Wayne Bennett.

Brad Walter PNG officials say they were not advised of Mal Meninga's resignation until last Sunday.

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Parramatta Eels' Anthony Watmough had to learn to run again after injury complications

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13:  Anthony Watmough of the Eels warms up prior to the round two NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Just five weeks ago, Anthony Watmough told Parramatta officials he was going to retire after a serious knee injury for five years left him a virtual cripple.

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Behind the NRL's off-season game of musical chairs with Peta Hiku and Tim Lafai next to go

In demand: Manly utility back Peta Hiku.

Brad Walter Four way race for Tim Lafai and Peta Hiku after stars forced out of NRL clubs

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