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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL nominated for Australian Drug Foundation award

Brad Walter A reduction of up to 61 per cent in the number of alcohol-related incidents in the game has earned the NRL a nomination for the Australian Drug Foundation's Good Sports Leadership Award.

Youth the only way forward for Kangaroos

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Brad Walter The controversy over the disallowed try in the final minute of the Four Nations final underlines how close Test football has become.

Suzanne Young impresses on her first day in 'toughest job in the NRL'

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Brad Walter A mother of six with a background in surf lifesaving has been appointed to replace Jim Doyle as the NRL's new chief operating officer.

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Pacific expansion to be a legacy of Four Nations success

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Brad Walter The annual Pacific Test is set to be expanded to a double header involving Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Papua New Guinea in a bid to build on the momentum created by this year's Four Nations tournament.

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Set of Four from the Four Nations: Why the Kangaroos can win

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Brad Walter After being thumped 30-12 by New Zealand three weeks ago, the Kangaroos were labelled as the worst team to represent Australia.

First footage of Blake Ferguson in training with Sydney Roosters

Blake Ferguson at Roosters training on Friday.

Brad Walter Here is the footage that proves Blake Ferguson is serious about recapturing the form that earned him a NSW Origin jersey if he is cleared to return to the NRL with Sydney Roosters next season.

Cronulla Sharks recruit Ben Barba tells why he has returned to Sydney

Brad Walter The new Sharks five-eighth believes the fresh start will enable him to regain the form that earned him the 2012 Dally M and RLPA player-of-the-year awards.

Why Dave Smith and NRL have drawn a line in the sand

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Brad Walter Dave Smith says every incident has a price as rugby league fights for hearts and minds.

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Josh Jackson credits Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler for Kangaroos debut

Solid start to Test career: Josh Jackson.

Brad Walter Rookie Australian back-rower Josh Jackson has credited Canterbury coach Des Hasler with his and fellow Bulldogs forward David Klemmer's rise to the Test team.

Poor timing as Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson faces NRL scrutiny

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Brad Walter Josh Hodgson decision to crash through a door could not have come at a worse time.

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Young Kangaroos have chance to stake World Cup claims

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Brad Walter Australian players can take their first step towards a place in the team at the 2017 World Cup after recording the biggest win of the Four Nations tournament against Samoa on Sunday to set up a clash...

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New Zealand Kiwi Ferns prove too strong for Australian Jillaroos

Brad Walter A 79th minute try to backrower Teulia Fotu-Moala capped a second half comeback by New Zealand at WIN Stadium as the Kiwi Ferns avenged their loss to Australia in last year's womens' World Cup...

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Four Nations: 'Under the pump' Kangaroos call up Josh Jackson for Samoa Test

Opportunity knocks: Bulldogs and Australian forward Josh Jackson.

Brad Walter Australian captain Cameron Smith admits it would be "devastating" if the Kangaroos were to lose to Samoa at WIN Stadium on Sunday and become the first Australian team to miss the final of a...

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NSW Blues' success behind Samoa's rise in Four Nations

Workout: Kangaroo and Blue Aaron Woods is held by David Klemmer and Robbie Farah.

Brad Walter NSW's success in State of Origin this season has been the blueprint for Samoa's dramatic improvement in the Four Nations tournament.

Rise of Pacific nation rugby league sides is bad news for Kangaroos

Pita Godinet of Samoa celebrates a try during the Four Nations match against England.

Brad Walter "Our depth is the Samoan team". That was former Kangaroos captain Brad Fittler's take on what had happened to Australia's often touted pools of talent when asked during an interview with the BBC last...

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Josh Papalii vows not to let go of Kangaroos spot again

Promoted: Josh Papalii will start against Samoa after coming off the bench last week.

Brad Walter After a roller coaster 12 months for Australia in which he was robbed in England, celebrated World Cup glory, got dumped for the mid-season Test and is now set to start for the first time in a green...

Steph Hancock to captain Australian Jillaroos women's rugby league team

Brad Walter After being named captain of the Australian women's rugby league team, the first person Steph Hancock phoned was her father, former Queensland Test prop Rohan Hancock.

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Four Nations: No friendships as Kangaroos prop David Klemmer prepares to take on Samoa

Ready for battle: David Klemmer.

Brad Walter David Klemmer has made it clear that friendships will count for nothing when he comes up against club team-mates Frank Pritchard, Tim Lafai and Reni Maitua in Sunday's with Samoa.

Four Nations: Joey Leilua v Michael Jennings in State of Origin showdown

Slippery customer: Michael Jennings escapes the clutches of England's Kallum Watkins last weekend.

Brad Walter Samoa coach Matt Parish has challenged centre Joey Leilua to use his personal duel with Australia's Michael Jennings in Sunday's Four Nations Test at WIN Stadium to prove he is ready for State of...

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Daly Cherry-Evans keen to be part of Manly's new direction

Right direction: Daly Cherry-Evans takes on the line during the Test against England.

Brad Walter Daly Cherry-Evans has backed the ownership changes at Manly and expressed his desire to continuing playing at the club.

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