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

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Rugby League World Cup: Pills and energy drinks 'compromised' New Zealand in final

Brad Walter, David Long New Zealand players will be asked to commit to a code of conduct before the Anzac Test at Allianz Stadium on May 2 after a review of the Kiwis' World Cup campaign found their preparation for the...

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Three Burgess brothers named in England World Cup squad

Brad Walter South Sydney's Burgess twins, George and Thomas, will join brother Sam in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup but sibling Luke has missed out.

Sonny Bill Williams available for Rugby League World Cup, confirms Stephen Kearney

Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has explained the reasons behind his stunning change of heart over playing for the Kiwis in the Rugby League World Cup, saying he hadn't thought the situation through properly and...

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Sonny Bill Williams defends decision to take Tohu Harris' World Cup place

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams says he feels "like shit" for taking Tohu Harris's place in New Zealand's World Cup side but believes he would have lifelong regrets if he again missed the opportunity to play in...

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Sonny Bill Williams declares himself available for New Zealand Kiwis World Cup squad

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is set to provide a huge boost to New Zealand's World Cup defence - and the tournament itself - after making himself available for the Kiwis.

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NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson won't join Parramatta Eels before finishing Rugby League World Cup duties

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Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has given an undertaking he will fulfil his commitments at the coming World Cup before joining Parramatta in the newly created role of general manager of football.

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Rugby League World Cup 2013: Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens taking no risk with injured players for opener

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Brad Walter Coach Tim Sheens says any Kangaroos player requiring a painkilling needle will be rested from the opening World Cup match against England on October 26.

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World Cup: Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens wary of slow start

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Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens has been worried about this weekend's opening World Cup game against England for 19 months.

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Italy set to suffer in flawed World Cup draw

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Brad Walter Italy's 32-16 defeat of Wales has highlighted an inherent flaw in the World Cup draw which must be corrected before the next tournament as changes to the eligibility rules will ensure the emerging...

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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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Injuries threaten to derail Australia's World Cup campaign

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Injuries have suddenly become a major threat to Australia's hopes of regaining the World Cup after Billy Slater was assisted from the field with the knee problem in the Kangaroos' quarter-final...

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Sonny Bill Williams looks to Rugby League World Cup semis after crusher scare

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Brad Walter New Zealand superstar Sonny Bill Williams has described hearing a crack in his neck after a crusher tackle by Scotland forward Adam Walker as one of the most frightening moments of his sporting...

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Sam Burgess urged to get under Sonny Bill Williams' skin in World Cup semi-final

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Brad Walter LONDON: Sam Burgess has been told to "square up" to Sonny Bill Williams in a bid to put him off his game in this weekend's World Cup semi-final and the England star says he is looking forward to the...

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Rugby League World Cup: Kangaroos crowned world champions

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Brad Walter The Kangaroos delivered a rugby league master class to claim a 10th World Cup title with a 34-2 demolition of New Zealand in Saturday's final at Old Trafford.

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Rugby League World Cup: Billy Slater salutes physio after fairytale comeback

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Billy Slater of Australia signs autographs after the Rugby League World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Old Trafford on November 30, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Billy Slater gave his World Cup winner's medal to Australian and Melbourne physiotherapist Tony Ayoub in appreciation of his efforts to get the star fullback on the field in the tournament decider.

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World Cup windfall has all eyes on Wembley

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Brad Walter A record Test crowd for Saturday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at Old Trafford and the commercial success of the tournament may prompt NRL officials to seriously consider taking...

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Rugby League World Cup: This Kangaroos performance one for the history books

Brad Walter The Kangaroos laid the platform for an astonishing victory with the first set of six of the match.

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Brent Tate may switch to forwards as Billy Slater is ruled out of Kangaroos' World Cup semi-final

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Brad Walter LONDON: Brent Tate told Australian coach Tim Sheens before the World Cup that he would be play in the front row if neccesary to gain selection and while he may not have to go to those lengths the...

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Josh Papalii in the mix to play for Kangaroos in World Cup semi-final

Canberra raiders player Josh Papalli.

Brad Walter Tim Sheens considers playing Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii at centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury.

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Jarryd Hayne all set to play for Fiji in Rugby League World Cup, then Tim Sheens called

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne agreed to turn his back on Fiji and play for Australia at the World Cup only after being guaranteed he would be given the chance to force his way into the Kangaroos starting line-up.

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