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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Rugby League World Cup Final 2013: Kangaroos favourites, but wary of Kiwi ambush

Stephen Kearney

Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.

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Sonny Bill Williams regrets nothing

WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand in action during the Rugby League World Cup Group B match between New Zealand and Samoa at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Warrington, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images) Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter No regrets. That has been Sonny Bill Williams' approach to this season with Sydney Roosters and to the World Cup, and will be the approach the dual-code superstar applies to whatever he chooses to do...

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Slater's hopes for cup final get a boost

Billy Slater.

Brad Walter Billy Slater is confident of taking his place at full-back for Australia in the World Cup final.

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Paul Gallen says he wants to fight Sonny Bill Williams - in the ring

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Paul Gallen would be interested in fighting World Cup final opponent Sonny Bill Williams in the boxing ring – but not just yet, and not before the Australian vice-captain finishes his NRL career in...

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Billy Slater confident of playing in World Cup final after passing the Greg Inglis test

Billy Slater

Brad Walter Billy Slater is confident of taking his place at fullback for Australia in the World Cup final at Old Trafford after surviving a physical battering from Greg Inglis at training on Wednesday.

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Sonny Bill Williams in tears after being named player of year

Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams was in tears after his New Zealand teammates paid tribute to him by performing an impromptu haka at the Rugby League International Federation awards after the Sydney Roosters...

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Billy Slater survives intense training session

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Brad Walter MANCHESTER: Billy Slater is confident of taking his place at fullback for Australia in the World Cup final at Old Trafford after surviving a physical battering from Greg Inglis at training on...

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England's Steve McNamara linked with Roosters coaching gig

Steve McNamara

Brad Walter England coach Steve McNamara has been linked to a job with Sydney Roosters next season.

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Kangaroos veterans face last chance to add Rugby League World Cup win to their resume

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Cooper Cronk (L) and Brent Tate of Australia limbers up during the Australia Training Session at Sport City on November 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Brent Tate and Corey Parker have won grand finals, State of Origins and Four Nations tournaments but unless the Kangaroos beat New...

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Sonny Bill Williams credits Kieran Foran for surge in form at Rugby League World Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand is held up by Gareth Widdop (#6) and Brett Ferres (R) of England during the Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and England at Wembley Stadium on November 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams believes he is playing better in the World Cup than he did this season for Sydney Roosters and has praised roommate Kieran Foran for helping him to take his game to another level.

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Rugby League World Cup: Kiwis rookie sensation Roger Tuivasa-Sheck living the dream

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Brad Walter MANCHESTER: At the start of the season, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's main goal was to help Sydney Roosters win the under-20s premiership.

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Rugby League World Cup: Kangaroos and Kiwis face injury dilemmas

Billy Slater

Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens and his New Zealand counterpart Stephen Kearney may be forced to make early decisions on the fitness of their injured stars as World Cup rules need them to name squads 48...

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Jarryd Hayne in box seat to mark Greg Inglis in Origin

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne has put his hand up to play opposite Greg Inglis at right centre for NSW after proving to be a revelation in the position during the World Cup.

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New Zealand have the depth to match Australia

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Brad Walter No matter how well New Zealand did in the past, critics could argue that few Kiwis would make the Australian team or a World XIII but that is no longer the case and regardless of the result of the...

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck cleared of a broken leg

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Brad Walter New Zealand winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been cleared of a fractured leg but it is too soon to say if he will be fit to face Australia in the Rugby League World Cup final.

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Kangaroos on mission to upstage Invincibles' record in World Cup final

Paul Gallen.

Brad Walter Australian players have set themselves the goal in next weekend's World Cup final against New Zealand of becoming the first Kangaroos team to hold opposition sides tryless in five consecutive matches.

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New Zealand's epic World Cup victory over England leaves Sonny Bill Williams battered and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in tears

Shaun Johnson.

Brad Walter Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was in tears after New Zealand's epic 20-18 defeat of England to keep alive the Kiwis' hopes of back-to-back World Cup wins, while Sonny Bill Williams described the semi-final...

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Billy Slater pushes rehab to make World Cup final

Billy Slater

Brad Walter Billy Slater has been running at 15km/h on a treadmill but the star fullback admits time could beat him in his race to be fit for the World Cup final at Old Trafford next Saturday.

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Rugby League World Cup: Australia smash Fiji

Jarryd Hayne.

Brad Walter The Kangaroos romp into the World Cup decider with a 64-0 rout of a Fiji team.

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Four Nations Rugby League: Fiji to play Samoa for a place in tournament

Mose Masoe.

Brad Walter Fiji are set to play Samoa in next year's Pacific Test for a place in the end-of-season Four Nations tournament to be staged in Australia and New Zealand.

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