Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Rugby league

Falling stars: Origin exertions still taking toll on top players

Cameron Smith of the Storm

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy has warned the effect of State of Origin on star players isn't going to suddenly disappear just because the series is over.

Pick a club, talk about cash later, Lewis told

Luke Lewis

Greg Prichard and Sam Hall THE manager of Luke Lewis has instructed the NSW and Australian forward to decide which clubs he would be interested in playing for as the process to find the representative star a new home speeds up.

Ellis looks for a dream ending to his nightmare season

Gareth Ellis

Greg Prichard GARETH ELLIS will have to wait another week to make his comeback after more than three months out injured for Wests Tigers.

Rugby league

McGuire's evolution gets Thaiday excited

Thaiday

Greg Prichard BRISBANE captain Sam Thaiday has heralded the tremendous form of prop Josh McGuire in the absence of the team's State of Origin stars as the Broncos get back to full strength for Friday night's game...

Set of six

Raiders prove Storm can be silenced when stars are absent

Billy Slater

Greg Prichard Melbourne have been exposed again.

Maguire keeps quiet on premiership charge, so it's left for Bennett to praise Souths' title form

Sam Burgess

Greg Prichard South Sydney coach Michael Maguire would not admit to it if the Rabbitohs won the competition.

NSW must keep home games, says Chalk

Greg Prichard NSWRL chairman John Chalk has urged the government to come up with a financial package to keep the Blues' home games in Sydney following massive bidding from the Victorian government's tourism body...

Farah wasn't at risk, insists Blues doctor

Robbie Farah exits the Sofitel hotel in brisbane the day after New south wales lost to queensland in game 3 of the State of Origin game in Brisbane. 4th of July 2012. Photo: harrison Saragossi

Greg Prichard NSW team doctor Dave Givney last night angrily denied suggestions Blues hooker Robbie Farah was on the field when he should have been replaced after suffering a concussion in State of Origin III.

Five things we learnt from last night's match

Greg Inglis

Greg Prichard This game can be an absolute heartbreaker.

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Thurston weaves magic to put rivals under his spell

Thurston

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.

It's all about momentum for Bulldogs, says Hasler

Hasler

Greg Prichard CANTERBURY coach Des Hasler says his side would be making a big mistake if they took any notice of the fact Wests Tigers have conceded 80 points in their past two games.

League

Vintage Thurston showed his class when it really counted

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.

Pray Blues can scratch their seven-year itch

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Greg Prichard What if we lose? No, seriously, what if we lose? We meaning NSW, since the push for the Blues to win the series-deciding State of Origin III and stop the Queensland rot is so strong it's like...

Talking points

Wrecking ball Williams can be deciding factor in Maroons' destruction

Tony Williams

Greg Prichard Tony Williams is the most important player in State of Origin III.

Anderson, Price answer Parra's SOS

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA'S newly appointed football consultant, Chris Anderson, says the club's board has assured him they want Steve Kearney to remain as coach at least until his contract runs out at the end of...

League

Griffin says knock won't mean early end to season for Thaiday

Sam Thaiday

Greg Prichard BRISBANE captain Sam Thaiday may need surgery at the end of the season to correct a shoulder problem, but the team's coach, Anthony Griffin, is confident he will make it that far without breaking...

Fa'aoso signs with Storm but could fly off to Manly

Richie Fa'aoso.

Greg Prichard RICHIE FA'AOSO could end up playing for three NRL clubs within 12 months after signing for Melbourne yesterday.

Ellis straining at leash, but date with Dogs is doubtful

Gareth Ellis

Greg Prichard GARETH ELLIS says an enforced break from playing because of injury has renewed his enthusiasm for the game at a time when he needed a spark.

Farah returns to fray for Tigers and NSW after emotional week

Robbie Farah.

Greg Prichard and Brad Walter AFTER a traumatic week in which he farewelled his mother, Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has chosen to play in tonight's game against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.

Talking points

Sticky must be praised for having courage to change a winning team

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Greg Prichard Akuila Uate had to go from the NSW side. He cost the Blues with mistakes in State of Origin I and again in the second game, and they couldn't afford to stick with him for the decider. Q

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