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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Wests Tigers upset Souths in Bunnies boilover

Brad Walter Tim Simona scored two tries in his NRL return for Wests Tigers but it was a tackle he made on Greg Inglis that had the biggest impact on Friday night's match at ANZ Stadium after the South Sydney...

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Bulldogs are inflating player market, says Sharks chairman

Going: Andrew Fifita has signed with the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh has accused Canterbury of inflating the player market and called for changes to the NRL transfer system after losing Andrew Fifita and Michael Lichaa to the Bulldogs on...

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George Burgess on track to become league's first million-dollar prop

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Brad Walter Canterbury's $850,000 per season splurge on Andrew Fifita is set to pave the way for George Burgess to become the NRL's first $1 million prop.

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Five key questions facing the Wests Tigers

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Brad Walter Brad Walter answers the key questions facing the Wests Tigers NRL club.

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We won't let the Balmain Tigers die, vow club stalwarts

Former Balmain boss John Chalk.

Brad Walter Balmain greats have vowed not to let the famous club die, as it emerged that the Tigers may have a private benefactor prepared to help keep them afloat.

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John Sutton asks South Sydney Rabbitohs fans to be patient

Brad Walter South Sydney captain John Sutton insists he will not be moving back to five-eighth and called for patience as the team goes gets used to the new halves combination of Adam Reynolds and Dylan Walker.

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RLPA backs moves for 18th man as concussion debate continues

Darcy Lussick.

Brad Walter Issue of teams having 18th man has resurfaced in wake of NRL's new concussion guidelines

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Parramatta Eels forward Darcy Lussick facing six-week ban

The aftermath: Darcy Lussick's hit on Waerea-Hargreaves sparked an altercation.

Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a six-match ban after being charged with a grade-four reckless high tackle for his shot on Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on the weekend.

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Fifita signing a fast reaction to new rule interpretations

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Brad Walter Canterbury's recruitment of Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita and hooker Michael Lichaa is the first reaction to the new rule interpretations introduced in the NRL this season.

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Wests Tigers don't have much time to recover

Martin Taupau of the Tigers.

Brad Walter Wests Tigers players will have just two light training sessions this week as they try to recover from playing in Sunday's furnace-like conditions on the Gold Coast in time for Friday night's clash...

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Big hit may await Darcy Lussick at judiciary

High shot

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a potential seven-week ban for his high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, his sixth charge in two and a half years.

Anthony Minichiello hat-trick stuns teammates

Not slowing down: Anthony Minichiello.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters team-mates were stunned to learn that skipper Anthony Minichiello's three try effort in the club's record 56-4 route of Parramatta was the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year...

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'It was pretty clear that was a send off': Robinson slams decision to leave Lussick on the field

Heat of the moment: Eels and Roosters players square up after Darcy Lussick's high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Brad Walter Darcy Lussick apologised to Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for an ugly high shot that had Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson questioning why the Parramatta forward wasn't sent off during the premiers...

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Anthony Minichiello magic inspires Sydney Roosters' rout of Eels

Anthony Minichiello

Brad Walter Anthony Minichiello scored the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year career on a horror night for Parramatta.

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Concussion in NRL: Todd Lowrie praised for cautious approach

Todd Lowrie leaves the field in round one.

Brad Walter Rugby League Players' Association welfare manager Michael Crocker has praised Brisbane forward Todd Lowrie for not returning to the field in last Friday's defeat of the Bulldogs, despite passing a...

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NRL's concussion crackdown means utility players are more important than ever

Man in demand: St Helens utility Lance Hohaia has been sounded out about returning to the NRL.

Brad Walter Versatile footballers have never been more valuable since the NRL's concussion crackdown.

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More mature Issac Luke proves his value to South Sydney

Full of running: Luke makes plenty of metres around the ruck.

Brad Walter Luke has consistently proven in the past 12 months that he is more than worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Cameron Smith.

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Sharks prop Andrew Fifita breaks down after telling teammates of Canterbury Bulldogs switch

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Test prop Andrew Fifita broke down and cried after Monday night's loss to Gold Coast as he told Cronulla team-mates the reasons he had accepted a four year $3.4 million deal with Canterbury.

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Remaining Burgess brothers committed to South Sydney Rabbitohs

Rabbitohs.Redfern.March 11th, 2014.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SMH Sport.South Sydney training at Redfern.

Brad Walter Sam Burgess has already shown his commitment to South Sydney on the field, and now his brothers are doing the same off it by pledging that they have no intention to follow him back to England.

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Cameron Smith stays with Melbourne Storm

Cameron Smith

Brad Walter Australian captain Cameron Smith is set to surpass Darren Lockyer's record for the most NRL games after signing a new four-year deal with Melbourne Storm.

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