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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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South Sydney hooker Issac Luke 'in a bit of trouble' with NRL judiciary, says Greg McCallum

Michael Carayannis, Brad Walter The man who banned Cameron Smith and Luke Ricketson from recent grand finals has called for Issac Luke to be charged for his dangerous throw tackle on Roosters' back-rower Sonny Bill Williams.

Julie Burgess didn't want Sam to to leave Rabbitohs and head back to England and rugby union

‘When he told me what he was planning on doing I said ‘‘No, Sam, you can’t do this. Don’t break my heart’’: Julie Burgess.

Brad Walter "No Sam, you can't do that. Don't break my heart". That was Julie Burgess' reaction when Sam told her he was going to rugby union and she still hopes the South Sydney star will return to the NRL to...

South Sydney's Jason Clark volunteers as backup hooker

Brad Walter South Sydney interchange forward Jason Clark is prepared to share the dummy half duties with rookie hooker Api Koroisau in Sunday night's premiership decider.

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Young Storm prop Matt Lodge falls foul of NRL judiciary

Strapping lad: NSW under-20 prop Matt Lodge.

Brad Walter Melbourne prop Matt Lodge faces a four-match ban after being charged with detrimental conduct for writing an offensive word on wrist strapping he wore and striking over a fight that landed him in the...

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Jordan McLean had indirect role in Alex McKinnon's injury: NRL judiciary found

alex mckinnon and jordan mclean

Brad Walter Melbourne forward Jordan McLean had four matches added to his suspension for the tackle that left Alex McKinnon with spinal damage because the NRL judiciary panel considered his actions were not a...

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Big hit may await Darcy Lussick at judiciary

High shot

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a potential seven-week ban for his high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, his sixth charge in two and a half years.

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Judiciary unable to charge on conning 'gamesmanship'

Josh Reynolds.

Brad Walter The NRL match review committee will study the controversial incident that led to accusations Josh Reynolds had ''conned the referee'' to milk a match-deciding penalty against Manly.

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Gallen expects Pomeroy to take big hit at judiciary

Ben Pomeroy

Brad Walter CRONULLA captain Paul Gallen expects Ben Pomeroy to be ''made an example of'' by becoming the first player to face the judiciary under the tough new policy on shoulder charges after a tackle that...

Graham sent straight to NRL judiciary

James Graham allegedly bit Billy Slater's ear.

Brad Walter Canterbury forward James Graham has been referred to the judiciary on an ungraded contrary conduct charge for allegedly biting Melbourne's Billy Slater in Sunday's grand final.

South Sydney's Issac Luke to miss NRL grand final against Canterbury

Shattered: Issac Luke leaves the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night.

Brad Walter South Sydney hooker Issac Luke will miss Sunday’s grand final against Canterbury after the NRL judiciary upheld his one-match ban for a dangerous throw on Tuesday night.

Sonny Bill Williams may hold key to Issac Luke's grand final hopes

It's nothing: Issac Luke shows concern for Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter South Sydney are considering asking Sonny Bill Williams to give evidence at Tuesday night's judiciary hearing to support hooker Issac Luke's bid to be free to play in Sunday's grand final against...

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Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams pleads for no action to be taken against South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke over 'nothing tackle'

Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs is put on report for a dangerous tackle on Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has made an impassioned plea for South Sydney hooker Issac Luke to be cleared to play in next Sunday's grand final and insists there was no malice in the tackle that landed him on...

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Anthony Watmough and Jayden Hodges in doubt for next final as Manly Sea Eagles count cost of defeat

Trouble and strife: Shane Hayne puts Manly’s Anthony Watmough and Jamie Lyon on report.

Brad Walter Stand-in Manly hooker Jayden Hodges may have played the entire first half of Friday night’s 40-24 finals loss to South Sydney with a serious neck injury.

Sydney Roosters to pay price for overstepping the mark, says Trent Robinson

Aidan Guerra

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters will be without suspended forwards Aidan Guerra and Dylan Napa for the opening weekend of finals matches after coach Trent Robinson admitted the pair had gone too far in their bid to...

Roosters forward Dylan Napa set to contest charge to save his season

Grade two charge: Dylan Napa.

Brad Walter and Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa is likely to contest a grade two shoulder charge on South Sydney captain John Sutton that threatens to end his season.

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Roosters stretched as Aidan Guerra and Dylan Napa go on report

In hot water: Dylan Napa.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters’ forward depth is set to be further tested in the finals after lock Aidan Guerra and prop Dylan Napa were placed on report in Thursday night's 22-18 win over South Sydney at...

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Dangerous tackles spark calls for referees to send more players off

Steve Matai

Brad Walter Referees have been encouraged to send players off for any incident which jeopordises the safety of an opponent after NRL officials expressed concern over a number of dangerous tackles in last...

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Josh Reynolds' meltdown a case for NRL to consider yellow- and red-card system

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Brad Walter The brain explosion that led to Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds facing a third judiciary appearance in six matches was the worst since the one that ended Travis Burns' NRL career two years ago...

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Jordan McLean's actions in Alex McKinnon tackle were not 'significant' cause of injury, panel decides

Brad Walter Melbourne forward Jordan McLean had an additional four matches added to his suspension for the tackle that left Alex McKinnon with spinal damage because the NRL judiciary panel considered his actions...

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Greg Bird could miss State of Origin series after lifting tackle

Greg Bird

Brad Walter Greg Bird must decide whether to risk missing the entire State of Origin series for NSW by challenging a judiciary charge after becoming the first high-profile victim of the NRL’s crackdown on...

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