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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter Queensland have been waiting since last year's 6-4 defeat at ANZ Stadium for the chance to avenge their first series loss in nine years
Brad Walter Beau Scott provided the blueprint for how to unsettle Johnathan Thurston, but the star playmaker has changed his game.
Brad Walter Promoting NRL games without Origin stars is like trying to sell tickets to a Rolling Stones concert without Mick Jagger.
Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor called on fans to stick by his team as they set around changing the style of play the joint venture club is renowned for.
Brad Walter A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.
Brad Walter Rookie hooker Cameron McInnes scored the match winner, while winger Aaron Gray took his tally of tries to five in four NRL matches with a double.
Brad Walter Parramatta coach Brad Arthur was left bemoaning his team's inability to kick a goal in the last two weeks after the Eels crashed to another narrow loss to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Brad Walter Until Cameron McInnes's 75th-minute try, it appeared Parramatta were set to end a bad week on a high note, following the salary cap dramas that cost them a $525,000 fine.
Brad Walter Why South Sydney coach Michael Maguire decided to start with rookie Cameron McInnes at hooker over Issac Luke.
Brad Walter Until now the NRL has had no real influence over a club whose licenced operation made a $6.5 million profit from a turnover of $85 million last yea
Brad Walter Mitchell Pearce to play the role of a ball runner in Blues side with six changes from the final game of last year's Origin series triumph
South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Thomas Burgess insists NFL interest is not the reason he only signed a one year deal
Brad Walter Tom Burgess is watching Hayne's transition with keen interest and believes that if he succeeds it could pave the way for other NRL players.
Brad Walter Recalled NSW playmaker Mitchell Pearce says he no longer feels burdened by the pressure to lead the team to a series win.
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley signals a changing of the guard with new-look Blues squad.
Brad Walter It is one of the reasons the former Newcastle forward is reluctant to go ahead with legal action against the NRL and Melbourne Storm.
Brad Walter The Blues have been advised by Parramatta officials that Hopoate may struggle with the demands of Origin
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley set to ring the changes, with Anthony Watmough and Luke Lewis believed to facing the sack for Origin I.
Brad Walter Last year Laurie Daley changed the culture within the NSW team and newcomers this season will be expected to conform.
Brad Walter The availability of NSW captain Paul Gallen means there is unlikely to be room for both Boyd Cordner and Josh Jackson
Brad Walter NRL referees boss Tony Archer says that if the rule Ivan Cleary complained about was altered the game would be robbed of spectacular tries like the one created by Kevin Naiqama two weeks ago.