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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

St George Illawarra beat Sydney Roosters and weather conditions for NRL win

Brad Walter St George Illawarra overcame a controversial disallowed try and a wild storm that caused a 30 minute stoppage to beat Roosters 14-12.

NRL to begin broadcast negotiations within weeks

Brad Walter The NRL is set to begin negotiations for the next broadcast deal within weeks in a bid to get ahead of the AFL and maximise the number of bidders.

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Support for draft and trade window as NRL looks at new player transfer model

Flashpoint: Speculation over Daly Cherry-Evans' future has led to calls for changes to player contract rules.

Brad Walter Why the NRL is considering a draft and player transfer window after criticism of the round 13 clause.

Phil Gould: Andrew Johns just trying to fire up NSW Blues State of Origin halves

Andrew Johns embraces Anthony Minichiello after NSW won the 2005 State of Origin series.

Brad Walter Is Andrew Johns trying to motivate NSW halves Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds the way Phil Gould inspired him to lead the Blues to victory in the 2003 Origin series.

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Round 13 rule will be reviewed, says NRL chief executive Dave Smith

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to investigate a new player transfer system after frustration over the current round 13 rule.

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NRL match officials in Wests Tigers tackle count blunder look set to be axed

Disappointment: Pat Richards and his Tigers teammates during the loss to Canberra.

Brad Walter NRL referees boss admits match officials failed to follow process to avoid tackle count errors.

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Wests Tigers players refuse to blame tackle count error for loss to Canberra Raiders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: Tigers players walk up the players tunnel during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval on April 19, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Wests Tigers players didn't even know they had been denied a tackle in their last set of possession until they read about it on Monday morning.

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Sam Tomkins' signing shows how Daly Cherry-Evans deal has been mishandled

Brad Walter Wigan announcement of Sam Tomkins signing highlights the farce of Daly Cherry-Evans saga

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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen to meet NRL officials over Test future

Paul Gallen hopes to play against the Kiwis in Brisbane.

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen set to complete leadership accountability course before Test return

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Penrith Panthers winger Josh Mansour joins Australia injury list for May 1 Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11:  Josh Mansour of the Panthers celebrates his second try during the round six NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Pepper Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter  Australia's chances of remaining No.1 rugby league nation take a further hit

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Glenn Stewart considered for NSW Origin recall

Centre of controversy: Glenn Stewart.

Brad Walter  Concerns over NSW halves could bolster Glenn Stewart's claims for an Origin recall

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Brisbane Broncos forward Alex Glenn facing six weeks on sideline with fractured eye socket

Alex Glenn of the Broncos.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett ranks Brisbane fullbacks as Justin Hodges injury leaves Broncos with fifth choice rookie

St George Illawarra halfback Benji Marshall ignores eye injury as Dragons win

Anthony Milford of the Broncos is tackled by Benji Marshall.

Brad Walter "I could see two balls so I would just guess": How Benji Marshall overcame double vision to help Dragons to victory

St George Illawarra Dragons beat Brisbane Broncos to go top of the table

Super Cooper: Mike Cooper crosses for the decisive try for the Dragons.

Brad Walter Dragons go top of the table with gritty win over Broncos.

Dragons coach Paul McGregor doing it his way after lifeline from Wayne Bennett

Success story: Dragons coach Paul McGregor.

Brad Walter and Phil Lutton How Wayne Bennett backflip gave Paul McGregor his coaching chance at Dragons.

Sandor Earl to face NRL anti-doping tribunal on new charges

New charges: Sandor Earl.

Brad Walter Sandor Earl is about to receive a new infraction notice from the NRL for up to 14 charges relating to the use of CJC-1295 and Thymosin Beta 4.

Canterbury Bulldogs captain James Graham and coach Des Hasler meet with NRL referees

Down and out: Canterbury's James Graham comes to terms with defeat in the grand final.

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Tony Archer has described a meeting he and Gerard Sutton had with suspended Canterbury captain James Graham and Bulldogs coach Des Hasler as "successful".

Female touch judge Kasey Badger appointed to NRL match between Gold Coast Titans and Penrith Panthers

Respectful: Kasey Badger hopes no one notices her on Saturday.

Brad Walter Kasey Badger believes players are more likely to apologise to her for swearing than to male match officials but insists their main concern is whether she makes the right decision.

NRL players not convinced on idea to make contract details public

Speaking up: Australian Athletes Alliance secretary-general Brendan Schwab (left).

Brad Walter NRL players would need to be convinced that the benefits of having their contracts publicly listed would outweigh privacy concerns.

Make wages of NRL, AFL, A-League stars public, says players' association boss

Thinking outside the square: Australian Athletes Alliance chief Brendan Schwab.

Brad Walter NRL players and their counterparts in other codes would benefit from having the details of their contracts publicly listed, according to Australian Athletes Alliance general secretary Brendan Schwab.