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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
WINNING STARTS MONDAY
Brad Walter In omitting Merritt, NSW missed another chance to unite Aboriginal community behind Blues
Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has no concerns about losing half of his forward pack to State of Origin and believes the Sharks have the depth to cover the absence of the NSW stars.
Brad Walter The NRL has backed the government's proposal to outlaw the promotion of live betting odds and other gambling advertising during match telecasts.
Brad Walter A belief that Queensland were going to choose a more mobile forward pack this season helped convince Blues coach Laurie Daley to play Paul Gallen in the front row.
State of Origin
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley described his selection of James Maloney as a "gut feeling" and revealed he had won the No.
Brad Walter AN impromptu team dinner two weeks ago underlined the camaraderie and commitment NSW players will bring into camp when the team for Origin I is named on Sunday.
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley has begun informing players that they will be named in the Blues side for the opening State of Origin match on June 5.
Brad Walter Rival NRL clubs are closely monitoring the relationship between Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and coach Matthew Elliott in case the Kiwis international suddenly becomes available.
Brad Walter, Tim Barrow Willie Mason is set to be recalled by NSW coach Laurie Daley for the opening State of Origin match five years after making his last appearance in a Blues jersey.
Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has leapt to the defence of fellow Kiwi superstar Benji Marshall and out-of-favour Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper and predicted the pair would prove their critics wrong.
Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko If unhappy fans complain that Tom Waterhouse has been imposed upon them during Channel Nine's coverage of matches, it would have been nothing compared to the exposure he would have received if a deal...
Brad Walter Bulldogs centre Krisnan Inu faces another stint on the sidelines, while Titans forward Dave Taylor must have a suspension overturned to have any chance of playing for Queensland in Origin I after the...
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley is set to enter the State of Origin series with his players in better form than their Queensland counterparts.
Brad Walter Manly lock Glenn Stewart and Melbourne's Ryan Hoffman will go head to head for a place in the State of Origin opener when they meet at AAMI Park on Monday night.
Brad Walter Wests Tigers future has been assured - regardless of who controls the joint venture club.
Brad Walter Warriors players have received a dressing down after some were seen on television smiling and laughing at full time in Saturday night's record 62-6 loss to Penrith.
Brad Walter Wests Tigers' horrific injury toll and salary cap problems caused by the loss of so many top-line players will leave Mick Potter with little choice but to stick with the team outclassed by Souths.
Brad Walter South Sydney players ran 1,572 metres with the ball in Friday night's 54-10 defeat of Wests Tigers, but they covered almost as much ground celebrating their 10 tries.
Brad Walter THERE was a simple but effective rule in the Sims household at Gerringong when Korbin, Tariq, Ashton and Ruan were growing up.
Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust has confirmed the club still hopes to reunite the Morris twins and revealed the reason Josh left was because Wayne Bennett didn’t think he would become...