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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter NRL officials have rejected calls to banish Cronulla from the upcoming finals series and will deal with any fallout from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation after the season is...
Brad Walter Rival clubs believe the integrity of the NRL finals will be tarnished if Cronulla are allowed to take part with doping allegations hanging over their head.
Brad Walter Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has conceded his team's finals chances have taken a significant hit after crashing 38-10 to Cronulla on Sunday at Remondis Stadium.
Brad Walter Cronulla players and officials believe the club is better placed to cope with the upcoming round of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority interviews than earlier in the season and are determined...
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter After farewelling Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt on Sunday night, Parramatta players will have this week off and then return to training for the rest of the month under new coach Ricky Stuart.
Brad Walter NRL and AFL officials have begun discussions to avoid potential venue clashes on two weekends of the play-offs, with Canterbury, South Sydney and the Sydney Swans all in line to host home finals at...
Brad Walter IT MIGHT have taken more than three years for the ARL Commission to come to fruition, but yesterday the newly-formed body showed that the long fight for the game's independence was worth it.
Brad Walter Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Brent Tate and Corey Parker have won grand finals, State of Origins and Four Nations tournaments but unless the Kangaroos beat New...
Brad Walter With great games and record crowds, rugby league's showpiece was huge.
Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams was in tears after his New Zealand teammates paid tribute to him by performing an impromptu haka at the Rugby League International Federation awards after the Sydney Roosters...
Brad Walter Among the new ground broken for rugby league during the World Cup is having the game exposed to a potentially massive global audience after BBC World Service broadcast commentary of the final between...
Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.
Brad Walter No regrets. That has been Sonny Bill Williams' approach to this season with Sydney Roosters and to the World Cup, and will be the approach the dual-code superstar applies to whatever he chooses to do...
Brad Walter Australia hammers New Zealand to win rugby world cup in style.
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.
Brad Walter THE motto by which Sam Thaiday lives and plays rugby league is inked across his chest. ''One brother bleeds, all brothers bleed,'' the tattoo says.
Brad Walter Civoniceva will play what is expected to be his last game in Saturday's World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.
Brad Walter Fiji are set to play Samoa in next year's Pacific Test for a place in the end-of-season Four Nations tournament to be staged in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
New Zealand's epic World Cup victory over England leaves Sonny Bill Williams battered and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in tears
Brad Walter Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was in tears after New Zealand's epic 20-18 defeat of England to keep alive the Kiwis' hopes of back-to-back World Cup wins, while Sonny Bill Williams described the semi-final...