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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

NRL 2014 Preview: Canberra Raiders

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NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

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NRL 2014 Preview: Cronulla Sharks

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Rugby League

Greg Inglis has come a long way since his early days at Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter, Sydney It's not just the fact he is one of the greatest full-backs and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

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Greg Inglis' leadership is being noted by South Sydney and far beyond

Greg Inglis

Brad Walter It's not just being both one of the greatest fullbacks and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

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League

NRL: Concussed players must be taken off, trainers told

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter NRL head trainers will need to be medically qualified and face suspension if they do not immediately remove players with concussion symptoms under tough new measures that would have had Cronulla prop...

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League

Sandor Earl's mother angered by ASADA's failure to question Stephen Dank

Sandor Earl.

Daniel Lane, Brad Walter The mother of Sandor Earl, the only player so far to have received an infraction notice as a result of the investigation into the use of banned substances in sport, has expressed her frustration that...

League

Sam Burgess swayed by big crowds for code switch, says Barrie-Jon Mather

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter England's Rugby League World Cup team manager Barrie-Jon Mather has backed suggestions that Sam Burgess may have stayed in the NRL if he could play State of Origin but believes the 25-year-old will...

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State of Origin: Laurie Daley considers centre role for Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley believes Jarryd Hayne has outgrown the wing and revealed the Paramatta superstar would be chosen as either a centre or fullback for this year's Origin series.

League

Laurie Daley: Blues free from off-field distractions at new Origin base in Coffs Harbour

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  Laurie Daley, coach of the Blues, James Tamou, Josh Morris and Blake Ferguson of the Blues look on during the official New South Wales State of Origin team photo session at Crowne Plaza, Coogee on May 28, 2013 in Syd ney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley insists the decision to base the team in Coffs Harbour this season is unrelated to the off-field incidents that derailed the Blues 2013 campaign – but it should keep the...

NRL boss Dave Smith unfazed by ASADA's drawn out doping investigation

Dave Smith

Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith isn't surprised the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation has dragged on for more than a year.

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League

NRL: Expansion back on the cards after first-year profit of $50m

Dave Smith

Brad Walter Expansion is firmly back on the agenda after the NRL announced plans to invest more than $200 million to make rugby league the No.1 code in Australia within four years.

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League

St George Illawarra Dragons must fire soon or Steve Price will be feeling the heat

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Brad Walter It is too early for suggestions that St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has only six weeks to save his job, but if his players don't show greater commitment in the opening premiership matches, the...

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League

Cashed-up NRL to review salary cap arrangements

NRL trophy

Brad Walter The NRL increased its profit tenfold last season to $50 million. At Monday's annual general meeting, it will outline plans as to how the money will be used to enhance the game.

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League

Cronulla Sharks extra keen to get Todd Carney back after Jeff Robson injured

06.02.14 New Cronulla Sharks recruit Blake Ayshford training at Remondis stadium with the Peter Sharp coached squad. Picture John Veage

Brad Walter Cronulla officials are sweating on star playmaker Todd Carney overcoming a hamstring injury for round one after halfback Jeff Robson was ruled out with multiple facial fractures suffered in Saturday...

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League

Cronulla's Andrew Fifita likely to turn his back on rugby and stay in the NRL

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter Test prop Andrew Fifita is set to remain in the NRL after resolving a management dispute that would have made it more financially appealing for him to switch codes.

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League

2014 Charity Shield: Josh Dugan injury tops off a miserable night for the Dragons

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Greg Inglis of Souths drags the defence of Dylan Farrell and Jason Nighingale during the NRL Charity Shield match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Dragons at WIN Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan may be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury in a horror night for the Dragons as they crashed to one of the heaviest defeats in Charity...

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League

Michael Maguire sticks with plan to move John Sutton into forwards

John Sutton

Brad Walter John Sutton's move into the forwards is expected to proceed as planned, despite South Sydney coach Michael Maguire being unable to try a new halves combination in the pre-season after the withdrawal...

League

Rugby League World Cup: Pills and energy drinks 'compromised' New Zealand in final

Stephen Kearney

Brad Walter, David Long New Zealand players will be asked to commit to a code of conduct before the Anzac Test at Allianz Stadium on May 2 after a review of the Kiwis' World Cup campaign found their preparation for the...

League

NRL: Radical salary cap proposal mooted to stop drain

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter The NRL is considering assisting clubs to recruit players from outside the competition - even if they can't fit them in their salary cap.

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