Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Farah puts up hand for Origin

Greg Prichard Robbie Farah has banged down the door to the hooking job in a NSW side that desperately needs the match-winning qualities of in-form players like him if it is going to have any chance of ending...

Price fears determined, desperate Blues outfit

Pic shows Steve Price wrapped up by Nathan Hindmarsh during the first half of the State Of Origin at Telstra Stadium. 13th June 2007  Fairfax Sport/ NSW V QLD State of Origin  Photo by Dallas Kilponen/dak.

Greg Prichard FORMER Queensland great Steve Price says he is more nervous about the potential for NSW to knock over the record-breaking Maroons in the State of Origin series than he has been for many years.

Kearney given space as Parramatta board makes it known he's there for the long haul

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Greg Prichard THE Parramatta board last night answered rampant speculation about coach Steve Kearney's future by declaring he was safe until the end of next year, regardless of whether the Eels crawl off the...

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Kearney won't be sacked say Eels

Greg Prichard THE Parramatta board last night answered rampant speculation about coach Steve Kearney's future by declaring he was safe until the end of next year - regardless of whether the Eels crawl off the...

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Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's position in brackets.

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Breakfast of champions: star trio turn Bedsy back to the Blues

Danny Buderus

Greg Prichard, Brett Keeble DANNY BUDERUS was so upset by the negative reaction at his decision to miss the City-Country match, he was seriously thinking of making himself unavailable for State of Origin - until a breakfast...

Blues the biggest losers as certain selections face uncertain futures

Kurt Gidley

Greg Prichard Last night's game in Newcastle blew up in NSW coach Ricky Stuart's face, with injury ending the season for Blues regular Kurt Gidley, threatening the State of Origin comeback of veteran hooker Danny...

Rigours of Origin threaten to take toll on Storm-Broncos blockbuster

Storm v Broncos

Greg Prichard THE timing of potentially the biggest NRL game of the season - Melbourne versus Brisbane - just two days after State of Origin I is an example of hideous scheduling that could see a blockbuster game...

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Five things we learnt from yesterday's game

Fuifui Moimoi?

Greg Prichard The Eels didn't get their act together until the game was inside the last 15 minutes, and the Tigers had established a 31-0 lead.

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A team's work is never done, not this season

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Greg Prichard You dominate a game, score five tries in building a 31-point lead, and you don't let the opposition score until the 67th minute - yet you're kicking yourself at full-time even though you've won.

Snowden effect has Manly jumpy, but Foran deal will be done

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 KIERAN FORAN is staying at Manly, but there were nervous moments at the club yesterday after reports the star player would re-sign with the club after taking what seemed like an eternity to decide...

There's no room for sentiment: Petero wants Maroon jersey, if Mal wants him

Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA has told Queensland coach Mal Meninga he doesn't want to be picked on sentiment to play State of Origin.

Raiders chairman backs Furner for next season

Greg Prichard Raiders chairman John McIntyre has answered growing speculation about coach David Furner's future, guaranteeing he won't be sacked.

Power play: Blues prepared to pair Sims with Williams for extra impact

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Greg Prichard Don't be surprised if NSW go with a double whammy of second-row powerhouses off the bench in Tariq Sims and Tony Williams for Origin I against Queensland.

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Furner's job safe no matter how sticky it gets: Raiders boss

David Furner

Greg Prichard CANBERRA chairman John McIntyre has answered growing speculation about Raiders coach David Furner's future in the job by publicly guaranteeing he won't be sacked.

Petero's Origin intent is as strong as ever

Greg Prichard Petero Civoniceva is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

Long-serving Civoniceva still a crucial part of Meninga's Maroons

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26:  Petero Civoniceva of the Maroons is tackled by Matt Cooper of the Blues during game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

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Revenge is not on our menu: Bellamy

Greg Prichard Melbourne Storm coach believes seeking revenge for a loss is a waste of energy.

Evans rises above pack to push claims for top grade

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Kane Evans of New South Wales makes a break during the Toyota U20 State of Origin match between New South Wales and Queensland at Centrebet Stadium on April 21, 2012 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard SYDNEY ROOSTERS are hoping young prop Kane Evans can graduate to first grade this year, but even if they have to wait until next year they are convinced they are on a winner.

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Ban Buderus, says Colley

Greg Prichard Country Rugby League chairman Jock Colley says the need to protect the integrity of the City-Country concept at a time when its future is threatened leaves him with no choice but to seek to have...