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

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Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall would play another NRL grand final with a broken jaw

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall would be prepared to play another grand final with a broken jaw to help his team become the first to win back-to-back premierships in NRL history.

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A Cronulla grand final victory? Heaven forbid

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Brad Walter Few will admit it, but even the most fanatical Cronulla supporters must be hoping this isn't the season former prime minister Harold Holt finally emerges from the sea and knocks on their front door.

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Glenn Stewart cleared to line up in grand final

NRL. Preliminary Final.
Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs. ANZ Stadium.
Glenn Stewart in action
Friday 27th September, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter Manly second-rower Glenn Stewart is free to play in next Sunday's NRL grand final after being charged with a grade-one careless high tackle.

Horo's hard road from tragedy to grand final

Justin Horo

Brad Walter Justin Horo comes from a great rugby league family and its members rallied to the Manly second-rower's aid last year as he struggled to overcome a season in the wilderness and the tragic death of his...

Kenny-Dowall smashes pain barrier to join list of grand final legends

The Heroics Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall played the second half of Sunday night's grand final with a broken jaw that he kept secret from teammates.

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James Maloney's son's grand final trip goes viral

Roosters player, James Maloney at home with Kade(3) and Layla
(14months). Sport. Photo Marco Del Grande on 26/5/13


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Brad Walter When Roosters five-eighth James Maloney went to collect his premiership ring carrying daughter Layla after Sunday's NRL grand final, his young son Kade was determined not to be left out.

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Kenny-Dowall smashes pain barrier to join list of grand final legends

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall played from the 15th minute of Sunday night's grand final with a hairline fracture in his jaw that he kept secret from teammates.

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Grand final Sin Bin: Will ARLC keep faith with pre-match shows?

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Brad Walter Bon Jovi's association with the NRL may have ended with the grand final as Sin Bin understands officials are considering heading in a new direction next year.

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Sam Burgess and James Graham are the best of mates and the fiercest of rivals

Hard man: Sam Burgess is the centre of the Dragons attention at the SCG.

Brad Walter With Sam Burgess having been granted a release from South Sydney at the end of the season to play rugby union, last year's World Cup semi-final at Wembley was almost certainly the last time he and...

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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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Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire not giving up on premiership

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Brad Walter South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has said it is too early to write off his team's premiership hopes but admitted their last two performances may have been the worst since he took over in 2012.

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NRL charges four players from South Sydney-Wests Tigers match

Fight night: The fiery clash between Souths and Wests Tigers on Friday.

Brad Walter The NRL match review committe has charged four players from Friday night's spiteful match between South Sydney and Wests Tigers, but Rabbitohs prop George Burgess is the only one likely to miss a...

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Parramatta Eels ready for a wave of success

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Brad Walter The days of searching for the quick fix at Parramatta are over. That was the message from Eels chairman Steve Sharp and chief executive Scott Seward during an extensive interview with Fairfax Media...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire won't get caught short again by an Adam Reynolds injury

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Brad Walter The wisdom of South Sydney coach Michael Maguire in ensuring his team isn't reliant on Adam Reynolds staying fit all season was illustrated three weeks ago when the star halfback went down at...

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NRL plays waiting game on 18th man proposal for concussion

Knock: Tyrone Roberts

Brad Walter and Michael Carayannis NRL clubs and officials want to wait until the impact of the game’s new concussion policy becomes clearer before considering a recommendation by doctors to introduce an 18th man as a replacement for...

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Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan must do plenty of work to return to helm

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Brad Walter Even if Shane Flanagan is successful in clearing his name through the courts, the suspended Cronulla coach remains unlikely to be in charge of the Sharks this season.

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Sonny Bill Williams out for three weeks

Sonny Bill Williams looks up at a replay of his shoulder charge during the match against Souths.

Brad Walter A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards...

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Comeback win one of Melbourne Storm's greatest, says Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith.

James Macsmith, Brad Walter Cameron Smith has hailed Melbourne's epic 23-22 round one golden point win over Manly as one of the club's greatest victories.

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Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis outshines code hoppers in win over Roosters

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring his second try during the round one NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on March 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Greg Inglis showed he should be the first superstar entitled to a marquee player allowance if the NRL introduce the salary cap concession after outshining Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess in the...

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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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