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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Clubs ask ARL to increase funding to 130 per cent of player payments

Brad Walter  Funding and constitutional changes are among a list of demands drawn up by clubs ahead of a potentially explosive meeting on Wednesday

St George Illawarra Dragons recruit Tyrone McCarthy's African mission

Well travelled: Dragons recruit Tyrone McCarthy plays for Hull Kingston Rovers against Wigan Warriors in the Super League last season.

Brad Walter If Tyrone McCarthy wasn't training with the Dragons this week he would have been in Africa working with school children.

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Lynne Anderson joins Gold Coast board as Titans move towards being independently run

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30:  James Roberts of the Titans looks dejected during the round 12 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Cbus Super Stadium on May 30, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Australian Paralympic Committee CEO Lynne Anderson, the daughter of late Canterbury Bulldogs supremo Peter "Bullfrog" Moore, is one of four new Titans directors.

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St George Illawarra Dragons teammates behind Russell Packer as he awaits deportation ruling

Russell Packer playing for the Illawarra Cutters at WIN stadium in May.

Brad Walter Russell Packer is a leader on and off the field, according to Dragons teammates

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Cool Runnings: Tim Sheens offers trial to bobsledder Luke Frixou spotted on The NRL Rookie

Lateral thinker: Tim Sheens.

Brad Walter A member of the Great Britain bobsleigh team has been offered a Super League trial

NRL season 2016: News Corp steps up bid for pay-TV rights with radical proposal

Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs will return to the NRL in a night-time blockbuster clash with the Roosters in 2016.

Brad Walter Monday night football could be scrapped from next season and a 6pm Friday night match broadcast on Fox Sports if the NRL accept a radical News Corp proposal to secure the pay-TV rights.

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Now or never: Sam Burgess' choice between a career in rugby union and the NRL

SMH SPORT, Sydney. Story by Brad Walter. Former South Sydney Rugby
League player and England Rugby Union player Sam Burgess arrives back
into Sydney after trying his luck in England. Pictured with girlfriend, Phoebe Hooke. Photo: Peter Rae
Wednesday 11 November 2015

Brad Walter Sam Burgess arrives "home" in Sydney insisting his stint in English rugby union was not a failure.

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Why departing Nine boss David Gyngell would be a good fit for the ARL Commission

Brad Walter David Gyngell is considered a straight shooter who loves the game and would have strong support to become a commissioner

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Sam Burgess to face Sydney Roosters in NRL return for South Sydney Rabbitohs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Sam Moa, Jake Friend and Boyd Cordner during the First Preliminary Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter South Sydney are set to meet Sydney Roosters in the opening round of the 2016 season

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NRL and Channel Nine resisting temptation to cash in on Sam Burgess' Rabbitohs return

Red and green all over again: Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and...

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The Papua New Guinea school the Canterbury Bulldogs built

Warm welcome: Local school children welcome present and former Bulldogs.

Brad Walter This is the school in the New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea that the Bulldogs helped to build.

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NRL smooth way for return of Sam Burgess to South Sydney to avoid repeat of Israel Folau fiasco

Brad Walter Sam Burgess is set to be included in South Sydney's salary cap on the same value he was before leaving.

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The text message that sparked Sam Burgess' return to NRL's South Sydney Rabbitohs

Close: Michael Maguire talks with Sam Burgess in training in the Rabbitohs' premiership-winning season.

Brad Walter Sam Burgess was an outsider in English rugby union - but at Souths he is held in the same esteem as Churchill, Sattler and McCarthy.

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Dedicated Kangaroos coach sought in bid to return Australia to top of world rankings

Firming in favouritism: Mal Meninga.

Brad Walter Mal Meninga is expected to quit the Queensland Origin job to coach Australia 

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St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan undergoes surgery to fix debilitating neck injury

Neck injury: Josh Dugan.

Brad Walter A neck injury was causing Josh Dugan to lose strength in his left arm. He has undergone surgery for a debilitating neck injury that St George Illawarra medical staff feared would have had an impact...

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Former South Sydney Rabbitoh Sam Burgess trains with Bath, but edges towards NRL return

Brad Walter Sam Burgess returned to training with Bath on Monday but has reportedly told former team-mates he does not intend to stay in rugby union.

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Fox Sports tipped to pay more in NRL deal after Optus returns to pay-TV market

Coveted: The drama of the Premier League is perfect fodder for broadcast executives.

Brad Walter With no cricket and EPL, Fox Sports can't afford to lose the NRL rights

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NRL rules out using marquee player allowance to help bring back Sam Burgess

Emotional homecoming? Sam Burgess is tipped to return to the NRL, with South Sydney in the driving seat.

Brad Walter NRL head of strategy and former Souths CEO Shane Richardson insists he is not in the UK to negotiate the return of Sam Burgess.

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Martin Taupau switch to Sea Eagles will help Wests Tigers sign Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses

Brookvale bound: Wests Tigers forward Martin Taupau has inked a four-year deal with the Sea Eagles.

Brad Walter Taupau's signing adds to the strong forward pack Manly are building for next season

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NRL chief John Grant in sights of clubs over allocation of $50 million

In the firing line: ARL chairman John Grant.

Brad Walter Removing ARLC chairman a difficult process but a challenge by clubs would be a vote of no confidence.

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