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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Canterbury Bulldogs confirm halfback Trent Hodkinson's season is over

Brad Walter Josh Reynolds and Greg Inglis are set to make timely returns for their injury hit teams.

Are the South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons now western Sydney teams?

Reason to smile: Adam Reynolds  celebrates with the crowd after victory in the 2014 grand final against Canterbury.

Brad Walter South Sydney and St George Illawarra now have more fans in the west than their traditional heartlands

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Robbie Farah deal: Wests Tigers should honour 'spirit' of contract, says RLPA

Facing the media: Robbie Farah on Wednesday morning after being told he is no longer wanted by Wests Tigers.

Brad Walter Unwanted Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has met with the RLPA after being told he would play reserve grade next season.

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More NRL clubs to play at Moore Park and Parramatta under new stadia plan

Soon to go?: The NRL is backing a new 60,000 seat stadium to replaced Allianz Stadium (pictured left) at Moore Park.

Brad Walter The Rabbitohs and Dragons may soon join the Roosters at Moore Park, while Parramatta could also be home to Wests Tigers and Penrith.

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Former Sydney Morning Herald rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson dies

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Brad Walter Highly respected former rugby league journalist Alan Clarkson has died.

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NRL clubs discuss new funding model to cash in on broadcast deal

Brad Walter There was no talk of a breakaway or a mutiny against NRL CEO Dave Smith when club bosses met on Monday.

Why the NRL and Nine rushed into record free-to-air TV rights deal

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Brad Walter Foxtel wants to buy into Channel Ten, but Nine headed off a joint bid for the NRL rights with its record $925 million offer

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NRL clubs flex muscles over funding but reject talk of a breakaway competition

SMH Sport. Sydney. New NRL TV deal. NRL CEO, Dave Smith, outlines details of the new free to air television agreement with Channel Nine. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 10 August, 2015

Brad Walter NRL clubs want a greater influence in the appointment of the eight independent directors on the ARL Commission.

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Greg Inglis set to play for South Sydney Rabbitohs against Broncos

Sad sight for Rabbitohs fans: Greg Inglis struggling wth a knee injury during his side's loss to Canterbury.

Brad Walter It was feared he could spend a long period on the sidelines, but South Sydney's talisman is set for a quickfire return.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs could slump as low as eighth place before the NRL finals

Concern: Souths star  Greg Inglis receives treatment before being forced to leave the field with a knee injury.

Brad Walter Had Manly beaten Parramatta, NRL premiers South Sydney were in danger of missing the finals

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The figures that show why Fox Sports needs to do a deal with the NRL

Last laugh? News chairman Rupert Murdoch and chief executive Robert Thomson.

Brad Walter How many viewers would cancel their Fox Sports subscriptions without the NRL?

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St George Illawarra warned over discipline after three Dragons placed on report

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27:  Ben Creagh of the Dragons looks on during the round 16 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Pirtek Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Tyson Frizell, Euan Aitken and Jake Marketo to learn on Friday if they face judiciary charges

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St George Illawarra Dragons still in finals hunt after beating Penrith Panthers

Much-needed win: Dragons players celebrtae a try by Peter Matautia.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop inspired his side to a crucial 19-12 win over Penrith but the Dragons finals hopes may yet take a hit after three players were placed on report in an...

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Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker says Bulldogs prop David Klemmer played with same aggression at school

Steamed up: David Klemmer.

Brad Walter When South Sydney centre Dylan Walker saw David Klemmer berating referee Gerard Sutton on Good Friday, he wasn't surprised.

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AFL broadcast deal: record $2.5 billion agreement between News Corp, Seven and Telstra

Big bucks: AFL commissioner Mike Fitzpatrick, Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson announce the deal.

Brad Walter Just a week after being blindsided by the NRL's broadcast agreement with Channel Nine, Rupert Murdoch – the man who started the Super League war to gain control of the code – hit back by...

NRL judiciary hearings to clarify new shoulder charge rule for Issac Luke, Jorge Taufua, Aiden Guerra and others

In trouble again: Issac Luke is placed on report on Thursday night.

Brad Walter Issac Luke, Jorge Taufua and Aiden Guerra will front the judiciary at a landmark hearing on Wednesday night.

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Why NRL players won't be able to claim ignorance on new shoulder charge rule

Charged: Raiders fullback Jack Wighton reels after a shoulder charge from Manly winger Jorge Taufua at Canberra Stadium.

Brad Walter Just minutes after appealing for a penalty over a shoulder charge, Manly winger Jorge Taufua was placed on report for performing one himself.

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Success of San Francisco 49ers 'rugby player' Jarryd Hayne in NFL is good for NRL

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Brad Walter John Hopoate's finger-poking antics and Todd Carney performing "the bubbler" are all most Americans know about the NRL but Jarryd Hayne can change that.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs star Issac Luke to be test case for shoulder charge rule

Brad Walter Souths want the NRL Rules Committee to review changes to the definition of a shoulder charge.

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Unite For Kurt organisers overwhelmed by support for injured Cronulla Sharks junior

Paralysed after tackle: Kurt Drysdale.

Brad Walter Kurt Drysdale has been left paralysed from the neck down but the league community is rallying around him