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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

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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
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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.

Greg Inglis untouchable as South Sydney Rabbitohs demolish Brisbane Broncos

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Brad Walter Greg Inglis turned on an awesome display of power and skill to help assert South Sydney's position as premiership favourites with their fourth win in 17 days.

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NRL considers funding all junior development in a major revamp of the game's pathways

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Brad Walter and Michael Chammas The NRL may fund all junior development across the game under a major revamp of pathways that could see the under 20s National Youth Competition scrapped and the introduction of a rookie draft.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs plan full off-season altitude training camp

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Brad Walter It was meant to improve their endurance and mental toughness. But a two-week altitude training camp in Arizona has also had the benefit of bringing South Sydney halves Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary...

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NSW Rugby League to take licensed club to court over sale

“This has not been a hasty decision,

Brad Walter and Roy Masters The NSW Rugby League has begun legal action to wind up the NSW Leagues Club and prevent the licensed body from transferring up to $10 million to a new entity.

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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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Paul McGregor will be the next St George Illawarra coach in a move that will heal divisions in the joint venture

In the box seat: With Wayne Bennett returning to Brisbane, Paul McGregor looks certain to be appointed the full-time St George Illawarra coach.

Brad Walter Paul McGregor is set to become the next St George Illawarra coach in a move that will help prevent divisions from widening within the joint venture.

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Braith Anasta's future hangs in the balance

Tough times: Braith Anasta is attended to by a Tigers trainer on Sunday

Brad Walter Former Test five-eighth Braith Anasta will visit a surgeon on Wednesday to discuss whether he can play on with a torn biceps or undergo what would effectively be career-ending surgery.

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St George Illawarra set to move on Wayne Bennett

Knight shift: Wayne Bennett will leave Newcastle at the end of the season.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust is expected to meet Wayne Bennett early next week to discuss the possibility of the seven-times premiership winning coach returning to the club next...

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Wayne Bennett says he's interested in returning to St George Illawarra Dragons

Time to go: Wayne Bennett fronts the media in Newcastle on Thursday.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett has confirmed his interest in returning to St George Illawarra after the seven-times premiership-winning coach threw himself into the market by announcing he would leave Newcastle at...

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Paul McGregor should get job ahead of Wayne Bennett: St George Illawarra Dragons director

Respected: Interim Dragons coach Paul McGregor instructs his players during training at WIN Stadium.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra director Sean O'Connor has spoken out in support of caretaker coach Paul McGregor being appointed to the job full-time and believes he would be a better option than Wayne Bennett.

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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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Todd Carney sacked over vulgar photo incident

Drama-plagued career: Todd Carney of the Sharks is tackled by Ben Hunt of the Broncos on Friday night.

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Todd Carney's NRL career appears to be over after Cronulla sacked the five-eighth after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act circulated on social media on Saturday night.