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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

Soward's Super League switch denied as Dragons refuse to rule out return

Jamie Lyon

Brad Walter St George Illawarra officials are set to block a bid by out of favour five-eighth Jamie Soward to play out the season in England and have not ruled out the possibility of him wearing the Red V again.

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Sheens in frame for vacancy at struggling Super League club

Tim Sheens.

Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens has been linked with a move to Super League after Salford's Phil Veivers was sacked just five rounds into this season.

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Video ref Morgan may be heading to Super League coaching job

Justin Morgan.

Brad Walter NRL video referee Justin Morgan has been linked to the Castleford coaching job following the sacking of fellow Australian Ian Millward.

Rich deal will see Brown remain in Super League

Brad Walter Rule out Nathan Brown as the next Super League coach returning to the NRL, with the former St George Illawarra mentor set to take charge at St Helens.

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Banned Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan's Salford role could test NRL's resolve

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Brad Walter Salford owner Marwan Koukash's bold declaration that he wanted to sign Benji Marshall in the same week he announced Shane Flanagan was joining the club has raised the question of how the NRL would...

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Warriors coach Matthew Elliott faces the sack

Axe looming: NZ Warriors coach Matthew Elliott.

Brad Walter Matthew Elliott is set to be the first NRL coach sacked this season, with Warriors owners Eric Watson and Owen Glenn understood to have run out of patience after Saturday night's 37-6 loss to...

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Bobbie Goulding jnr looks to succeed where dad failed

Bobbie Goulding jnr, son of British rugby league great Bobbie Goulding.

Brad Walter Bobbie Goulding jnr was only given 10 days notice before flying out to join Newtown this season but the English halfback believes he is better prepared to forge a succesful career in Australia than...

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James Maloney says South Sydney Rabbitohs ruled the roost no matter what the rules

James Maloney.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney has described his side's 28-8 loss to South Sydney in Thursday night's NRL season opener as a reality check for the defending premiers.

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Steve Menzies, the eager Beaver, back for Manly Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Manly legend Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play for the Sea Eagles in the Auckland Nines, and the 40-year-old hasn't closed the door on the possibility of another stint in the NRL.

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Steve Menzies to make comeback for Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play his first game for the Sea Eagles in almost six years at this weekend's Auckland Nines.

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Auckland Nines: Logistics take centre field before first kick-off

Nines

Brad Walter It is a $1 million logistical exercise never attempted before, and it is not until you arrive at Auckland airport that it becomes obvious how much money and time has gone into ensuring the NRL Nines...

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Nines get a toe in Commonwealth Games door

Clyde

Brad Walter Rugby League Nines will feature at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as an exhibition sport in a move officials hope will lead to players competing for a gold medal in 2018.

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Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Todd Carney

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs unlikely to budge on Sam Burgess leaving for rugby union without significant compensation

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Brad Walter After paying a large transfer fee for Sam Burgess' release from Bradford four years ago, South Sydney would be expected to demand $1million-plus in compensation before letting him out of his contract...

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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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RLWC: USA Tomahawks dare to dream

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Brad Walter It might have only been a brief at the back of the sports section that incorrectly credited Joseph Paulo with two tries instead of one, but the fact the World Cup feats of the USA Tomahawks have made...

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Development is the name of the game at the Rugby League World Cup

Brad Walter As the World Cup moves into sudden death mode, calls are set to grow for rugby league's powerbrokers to do more for the development of minnow nations - and referees.

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Joseph Paulo on journey from captain America to NRL star

Brad Walter After captaining the USA in Saturday's World Cup defeat at Wrexham, Joseph Paulo approached Parramatta teammate Jarryd Hayne to discuss how a similar experience with Fiji in the 2008 tournament had...

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NZ-bound Sam Tomkins still the enemy for Kiwis

Sam Tomkins.

Brad Walter The closest contact Sam Tomkins has had with any of his new Warriors teammates in the New Zealand team was being followed on Twitter by Shaun Johnson, and the star England fullback has been...

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Kangaroos on mission to upstage Invincibles' record in World Cup final

Paul Gallen.

Brad Walter Australian players have set themselves the goal in next weekend's World Cup final against New Zealand of becoming the first Kangaroos team to hold opposition sides tryless in five consecutive matches.