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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.

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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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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's signature battle a local derby between Dragons and Sharks

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Brad Walter Benji Marshall is set to make a decision on Friday between St George Illawarra and Cronulla after the Dragons sensationally re-entered the race to sign the former Wests Tigers playmaker.

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St George Illawarra favourites to sign Benji Marshall

In limbo: Benji Marshall.

Brad Walter A decision on where Benji Marshall would be playing had been expected on Friday but he is understood to still be waiting for the Dragons to forward their offer in writing.

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Anthony Milford tug-of-war set to continue after Samoa qualify for Four Nations

Carrot: Anthony Milford was pressured into playing for Queensland's Under-20s rather than Samoa as he was told it would improve his chances of playing State of Origin.

Brad Walter Anthony Milford is set to be the subject of another tug-of-war at the end of the season as Samoa officials call on NRL clubs to allow them to field their strongest possible team in the Four Nations.

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NRL Nines to kick off 2015 season in January

Brad Walter The NRL Nines tournament is set to open the pre-season again next year but will be played over three days under a proposal to be discussed at a meeting of club chief executives on Wednesday.

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Benji Marshall sets St George Illawarra Dragons Friday deadline to make offer

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter St George Illawarra have until 5pm on Friday to table a formal offer to Benji Marshall or they will lose him to arch rivals Cronulla.

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Paul McGregor gets his first test in Steve Price's shoes

Settling in: New Dragons coach Paul McGregor talks with Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall during training this week.

Brad Walter McGregor, an inaugural co-captain of the Dragons with Mark Coyne in 1999, will begin his audition for the club's vacant coaching job when he oversees the team for the first time in Monday's night's...

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The Canberra Raiders question: What's wrong with the Green Machine?

Troubled times: Ricky Stuart.

Brad Walter When Wests Tigers were initially negotiating to keep James Tedesco, the Raiders weren't the only club they were competing with but once he agreed to terms with the Raiders it effectively became a...

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

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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

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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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