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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter The brother of James Ackerman, who died following a shoulder charge in June, has told Peter Sterling to confront his grief-stricken family.
Brad Walter The number of professional fouls have been increasing the closer the season gets to the finals but referees are on alert
Brad Walter The record $925 million free-to-air rights deal with Nine is understood to have been written on a single piece of paper that included just a few key points
Brad Walter The belief is that pay-TV needs the game more than the game needs pay-TV and if Fox Sports follows the lead of Nine and doubles its contribution the NRL could fetch more than $2 billion for the...
Manly prop Willie Mason and Warriors forward Ben Matulino hit hard by NRL judiciary for shoulder charges
Brad Walter Manly prop Willie Mason and Warriors forward Ben Matulino are the first players hit with suspensions under the NRL's revised shoulder charge rule.
Brad Walter Nine has paid twice as much for the free-to-air rights but more significantly the NRL has the power to determine the full calendar for each season
Brad Walter Willie Mason and Jayson Bukuya are expected to be cleared of illegal shoulder charges but Ben Matulino's season may be all but over.
Brad Walter Injuries are set to play a role in determining the NRL's final eight.
Brad Walter Manly coach Geoff Toovey has targeted his team's remaining matches at Brookvale Oval against Parramatta and Sydney Roosters as the key to making the NRL finals.
Brad Walter The Sea Eagles have forced their way into the top eight for the first time this season with a determined win that cast doubts over South Sydney hopes of back-to-back premierships.
Brad Walter Gareth Widdop used to play alongside the best exponent of structured halfback play in Cooper Cronk, now he plays alongside the most unpredictable playmaker in the NRL
Brad Walter From Arthur Beetson to Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston, rugby league has a proud association with Indigenous players and culture
Brad Walter No team has been last after 16 rounds and made the NRL finals and only one has done so under a coach who had been sacked but Manly believe they are more than just contenders.
Brad Walter Players performing a tackle like the one by Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans are set to be suspended.
Sonny Bill Williams supports ban on shoulder charge after reading Facebook post by James Ackerman's brother
Brad Walter The death of James Ackerman has convinced Sonny Bill Williams the shoulder charge should stay banned
Brad Walter If the player regarded as the best exponent of the shoulder charge agrees with the ban, surely the debate is over
Brad Walter They were tipped to take out the wooden spoon at the start of the year, but Dragons players set their goals higher.
Paul Gallen calls for the return of shoulder charge as brother of James Ackerman says it should never be brought back
Brad Walter The brother of a Queensland Cup player who recently died used to disagree with the NRL's shoulder charge ban. Now he has a message for critics.
Brad Walter Wallabies stars set to dominate Australian Rugby Sevens team for Olympics in Rio so Jesse Parahi switches to Wests Tigers.
Brad Walter Heavy weekend defeat to Manly consistent with traditional late-season slump seen in master coach's premiership-winning sides