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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck cleared of a broken leg

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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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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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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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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Sam Thaiday: Pride, passion and the way of the warrior

Sam Thaiday

Brad Walter THE motto by which Sam Thaiday lives and plays rugby league is inked across his chest. ''One brother bleeds, all brothers bleed,'' the tattoo says.

Rangi Chase quits England camp

Rangi Chase.

Brad Walter Dumped England halfback Rangi Chase has quit the team camp ahead of Saturday's semi-final against New Zealand in the latest controversy to engulf the host nations's World Cup campaign.

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NZ-bound Sam Tomkins still the enemy for Kiwis

Sam Tomkins.

Brad Walter The closest contact Sam Tomkins has had with any of his new Warriors teammates in the New Zealand team was being followed on Twitter by Shaun Johnson, and the star England fullback has been...

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Matt Scott hails Petero Civoniceva and hopes to end his career

Matt Scott

Brad Walter Matt Scott will ignore the pain of a broken finger to help the Kangaroos qualify for the World Cup final at Old Trafford and play in what he hopes will be the last game for former Queensland and...

Petero Civoniceva, a giant of the game, breaks down borders in Fiji

Petero Civoniceva

Brad Walter Civoniceva will play what is expected to be his last game in Saturday's World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

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Josh Papalii in the mix to play for Kangaroos in World Cup semi-final

Canberra raiders player Josh Papalli.

Brad Walter Tim Sheens considers playing Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii at centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury.

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Jarryd Hayne all set to play for Fiji in Rugby League World Cup, then Tim Sheens called

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne agreed to turn his back on Fiji and play for Australia at the World Cup only after being guaranteed he would be given the chance to force his way into the Kangaroos starting line-up.

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RLWC: Brent Tate in for Kangaroos as Sheens rings changes

Brent Tate

Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is weighing up the possibility of Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii playing centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury to an outside back during Saturday's World Cup...

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Kangaroos graze on hallowed turf of Harrow

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Billy Slater (R) and pupils from Harrow School sit on benches watching his team mates train as he receives treatment on his knee during the Australia Training Session at Harrow School on November 19, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Only the world's best or those who can afford the £60,000 ($103,000) annual school fees get to walk on Harrow's "hallowed turf" where the Kangaroos have been training for the weekend's World...

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Brent Tate may switch to forwards as Billy Slater is ruled out of Kangaroos' World Cup semi-final

Brent Tate

Brad Walter LONDON: Brent Tate told Australian coach Tim Sheens before the World Cup that he would be play in the front row if neccesary to gain selection and while he may not have to go to those lengths the...

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Sam Burgess urged to get under Sonny Bill Williams' skin in World Cup semi-final

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter LONDON: Sam Burgess has been told to "square up" to Sonny Bill Williams in a bid to put him off his game in this weekend's World Cup semi-final and the England star says he is looking forward to the...

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Player warned for crusher tackle on Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter The player who left Sonny Bill Williams fearing he had suffered a serious neck injury in last weekend's World Cup quarter final has received a formal caution from the tournament's match review...

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Billy Slater a chance for shock return

WREXHAM, WALES - NOVEMBER 16:  Billy Slater of Australia during the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and USA at Racecourse Ground on November 16, 2013 in Wrexham, Wales.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Billy Slater refuses to concede his World Cup campaign is over, and has been undergoing around-the-clock physiotherapy in a desperate bid to play against Fiji in next weekend's semi-final at Wembley...

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Joseph Paulo on journey from captain America to NRL star

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter After captaining the USA in Saturday's World Cup defeat at Wrexham, Joseph Paulo approached Parramatta teammate Jarryd Hayne to discuss how a similar experience with Fiji in the 2008 tournament had...

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