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

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Sheens in frame for vacancy at struggling Super League club

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

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

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

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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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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.

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos to be included in expanded World Club Challenge

Souths owner Russell Crowe has been pushing for an expanded World Club Challenge.

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Russell Crowe's vision of an expanded World Club Challenge will move a step closer to reality when South Sydney, Brisbane and a third NRL team play the top three Super League clubs in England next...

Cronulla Sharks players angry and upset over ASADA offer that was too good to refuse

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Brad Walter Some members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad were in tears on Thursday night as they decided to accept backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.

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Cronulla Sharks wary of discount doping bans

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Brad Walter Players involved in the supplement program at Cronulla in 2011 are wary of accepting bans of six months or less as they maintain they never knowingly took any prohibited substances.

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Players look set to take ASADA deal if WADA plays ball

Brad Walter Past and present Cronulla players were seeking assurances on Thursday night that WADA would not appeal if they accepted backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.

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Cronulla Sharks players accept doping bans

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Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is one of 10 current NRL players to accept an ASADA deal which would result in a 12-month ban, back-dated to November 2013 for their involvement in the supplements...

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ASADA pain could end soon for Cronulla Sharks

Season to forget: Dejected Sharks players after conceding another try against Melbourne on Saturday.

Brad Walter After 18 months of anguish and uncertainty, the worst could finally be over for Cronulla officials, players and supporters.

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Newcastle Knights will come back stronger after horror NRL season, says chairman Paul Harragon

Club in turmoil: Knights chairman Paul Harragon.

Brad Walter A player in jail, one in a wheelchair, another in a mental health clinic, an owner gone broke and a coach who has quit.

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Todd Carney dispute with Cronulla Sharks headed for mediation

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Brad Walter Todd Carney is expected to enter into mediation with Cronulla over his controversial sacking from the club last month in a move that may prevent the case from going to court.

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Petero Civoniceva says Fiji team in NSW Cup will lead to NRL bid

Local icon: Petero Civoniceva in action for Fiji against England in 2009.

Brad Walter Petero Civoniceva believes the admission of a Fiji team to the NSW Cup competition will be a stepping stone to a Pacific islands side eventually joining the NRL.

Sydney Roosters set to sign Catalans halfback Scott Dureau

Brad Walter Former Newcastle halfback Scott Dureau is set to join Sydney Roosters for the remainder of the season on a loan deal from French Super League club Catalans.

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Wests Tigers seek salary cap relief to cover loss of Liam Fulton

Knockout blow: Liam  Fulton has been forced from the field with concussion four times in six matches this season.

Brad Walter Wests Tigers may be granted salary cap relief to sign another player as backrower Liam Fulton considers whether to hang up the boots due to a series of concussions suffered this year.

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Todd Carney showed he had learned little from his past mistakes

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Brad Walter A meeting with Atherton Roosters president Mick Nasser after last Friday night’s match in Brisbane should have reminded Todd Carney of what it was like to lose his livelihood as an NRL player.

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Demise and dissent on the field directly linked to lack of accountability off it

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Brad Walter Mark down April 2 as the date when Cronulla's 2014 premiership hopes effectively ended after the Sharks announced that suspended coach Shane Flanagan would rejoin the club next season on a new three...

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Liam Fulton's future set to be decided this week after series of concussions

Liam Fulton of the Tigers leaves the field with concussion during round three.

Brad Walter A decision on the playing future of Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton is expected to be made this week after the 29-year-old receives the results of extensive testing in Melbourne to determine the...

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Benji Marshall NRL return: Wests Tigers set to seek 'Ben Barba-style' compensation

Not so fast: Benji Marshall’s last home game for the Tigers was a mere eight months ago.

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko and Roy Ward Wests Tigers are set to demand financial compensation to allow Benji Marshall to return to the NRL, with officials advising his manager they intended to enforce a clause in his release agreement...

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The battle to sign Benji Marshall down to a two-horse race

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Brad Walter The race to sign Benji Marshall is down to Cronulla and Melbourne after the former Wests Tigers superstar rejected approaches from three other clubs.

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