Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Old gripe about refs, same old result for Smith's plucky Roosters

Greg Prichard To their credit, Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith and captain Braith Anasta said controversial decisions by the match officials - the majority of which went against their side - didn't cost them the...

Talking points

Tigers’ Woods more than ready to tee off in Origin

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Greg Prichard The performances of Aaron Woods and Keith Galloway for Wests Tigers in the rain against Melbourne was a reminder of how valuable they might be against Queensland on Wednesday, particularly since the...

Penn threatens to pull Manly funding

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Greg Prichard MANLY co-owner Scott Penn last night warned that the boardroom battle at Brookvale could mean his family ending its financial commitment to the Sea Eagles and walking away from the club.

Different video ref always the plan

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Greg Prichard REFEREES bosses Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper always planned to use a different video referee in each of the three State of Origin games this year.

Talking points

Sharks star has to show he's back to brilliant best

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Greg Prichard Tonight's game between Parramatta and Cronulla will give NSW a good idea of their chances against Queensland in State of Origin II.

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Furner in the furnace as Raiders again fail to fire

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Greg Prichard DAVID FURNER could be sacked as Canberra coach before the end of the season unless he can turn the Raiders around soon.

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Cheap as chups: Dogs get Inu for $50,000

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Greg Prichard CANTERBURY are paying just $50,000 to have match-winner Krisnan Inu on their books for the bulk of this season.

Lewis not sold on taking back Penrith captaincy

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Michael Chammas, Greg Prichard There is no guarantee Luke Lewis will accept the Penrith captaincy back once his State of Origin commitments with NSW are over.

Pride and passion the key as Galloway awaits a call-up

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Greg Prichard, Michael Chammas AFTER roaring back into State of Origin calculations for NSW with a series of strong performances for Wests Tigers, prop Keith Galloway said last night he was ready to give the Blues what they want...

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Cleary making his presence felt at foot of the mountains as his troops do the same to the premiers

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Greg Prichard Phil Gould, the boss of everything at Penrith, didn't bring Ivan Cleary to the club to place the cones at training and mix the Gatorade.

Fighting charge adds to cloud over Jennings' future with Panthers

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Greg Prichard UNCERTAINTY over the future of Michael Jennings at Penrith is likely to remain now that he won't play at any level again until Origin II at ANZ Stadium on June 13.

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Inu joins Bulldogs for rest of the season

270911 Sport Photo: Fiona Goodall/Fairfax Media. Warriors come out onto Mt Smart Stadium for fan day and team photo ahead of NRL grnad final this weekend. Krisnan Inu

Greg Prichard Canterbury have signed New Zealand international Krisnan Inu from the Warriors, effective immediately.

Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

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Greg Prichard Greg Prichard pinpoints five important themes from Origin I.

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So little between the sides, but so much room to improve for game two

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Greg Prichard The Blues are going to get better in this series, but so are Queensland. It's a matter of whether the Blues can fine-tune things enough to win in Sydney and create momentum going into a decider on...

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Penrith look on as Jennings plays for his future

Rugby League round 2 Roosters v Panthers at Allianz stadium Panthers Michael Jennings celebrates his try Sunday March 11th 2012.Pictures Steve Christo

Greg Prichard THE future of Penrith's highly paid centre, Michael Jennings, is set to be discussed at a club board meeting today.

Long time coming, but big-game debut a chance to carve up troubled history, and the opposition

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Greg Prichard When would Todd Carney have made his State of Origin debut, had he not been his own worst enemy? Probably 2009.

Dugan hits out at critics after breaking booze ban

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Greg Prichard CANBERRA star Josh Dugan was upset with himself and his critics on Twitter last night, after he was dropped for Friday's game against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium for breaching the club's alcohol...

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Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's ranking in brackets.

Reunion of dynamic duo thrills Toovey

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Kieran Foran of the Sea Eagles looks to pass during the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval on July 10, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) kforan.jpg

Greg Prichard TOMORROW'S game against Sydney Roosters will mark the first time Manly's dynamic duo, Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans, have played together since both sorted out their futures - a proposition that...

Ayoub betting scandal charge dismissed

Sam Ayoub (left,white shirt,blue tie) leaves Downing Center Courts, Sydney. 18th May, 2012. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Greg Prichard A MAGISTRATE has dismissed a charge against leading player agent Sam Ayoub in relation to an NRL betting scandal but police say they will try to appeal against the decision.