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

League

Wests Tigers seek salary cap relief to cover loss of Liam Fulton

Brad Walter Wests Tigers may be granted salary cap relief to sign another player as backrower Liam Fulton considers whether to hang up the boots due to a series of concussions suffered this year.

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NRL investigates Brisbane Broncos for alleged salary cap breach

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Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Third-party deals with Brisbane players worth up to $500,000 are being investigated by the NRL after the Broncos reported concerns of a possible salary cap breach.

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Cashed-up NRL to review salary cap arrangements

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Brad Walter The NRL increased its profit tenfold last season to $50 million. At Monday's annual general meeting, it will outline plans as to how the money will be used to enhance the game.

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NRL: Radical salary cap proposal mooted to stop drain

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Brad Walter The NRL is considering assisting clubs to recruit players from outside the competition - even if they can't fit them in their salary cap.

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Wounded Tigers scramble for salary-cap clearance for promising youngsters

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Brad Walter Wests Tigers' bid to give boom halfback Luke Brooks his NRL debut against Parramatta on Friday night might have hit another hurdle, with the club also needing a second-tier salary cap exemption for...

League

Cowboys play the percentages with salary cap

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Brad Walter Kangaroos stars Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and James Tamou are to be offered a percentage of North Queensland's salary cap in their next contracts due to the uncertainty about how high it will be.

League

Players seek salary cap rise as union talks continue

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Brad Walter NRL players want the salary cap for next season to be more than the $5 million ceiling agreed to by clubs and the ARL Commission and are also seeking a five-year collective bargaining agreement.

Club bosses set sights on $5m minimum for salary cap

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Brad Walter THE NRL salary cap is set to rise to $5 million next season after a meeting of club chief executives yesterday agreed that was the figure they would work on when signing players.

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Tigers deny they've got salary cap trouble

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers officials insist the decision to release utility back Mitch Brown to the Bulldogs was unrelated to a meeting they had last Friday with NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert.

Tigers say starting spot, not salary cap, behind Brown move to Dogs

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis WESTS Tigers officials insist the decision to release utility back Mitch Brown to the Bulldogs was unrelated to a meeting they had last Friday with NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert.

League

'Wayne Bennett clause' could cap spending on NRL coaches

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Brad Walter The NRL is considering a salary cap for football department spending in a move that may impact on the amount of money clubs can pay big-name coaches such as Wayne Bennett.

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Winning Starts Monday

St George Illawarra Dragons' bid for Wayne Bennett may rely on NRL's own money

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Brad Walter If Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett returns to St George Illawarra next season, some will question whether the NRL has been outbid by their own money.

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State of Origin scheduling: Six questions for six experts

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Brad Walter State of Origin is the pinnacle of the game and every match just keeps getting bigger, but each year the calls for changes to the scheduling grow louder.

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Trent Hodkinson's terrific try up there with John Aloisi's goal at the field of dreams

Trent Hodkinson celebrates the only try of the second State of Origin match.

Brad Walter It’s over. NSW’s 6-4 victory in Origin II was far from pretty but Trent Hodkinson’s winning try is set to be remembered alongside John Aloisi’s goal against Uruguay as the greatest post-Olympic...

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NRL Nines to kick off 2015 season in January

Brad Walter The NRL Nines tournament is set to open the pre-season again next year but will be played over three days under a proposal to be discussed at a meeting of club chief executives on Wednesday.

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St George Illawarra Dragons players back Benji Marshall to thrive in NRL return

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Brad Walter St George Illawarra players have backed Benji Marshall to thrive at the club as the Dragons prepare to finalise a formal offer for the former Wests Tigers star.

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Benji Marshall sets St George Illawarra Dragons Friday deadline to make offer

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Brad Walter St George Illawarra have until 5pm on Friday to table a formal offer to Benji Marshall or they will lose him to arch rivals Cronulla.

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Authorities investigate medical service deal with league star Greg Inglis

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Saffron Howden, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Federal health authorities are investigating how rugby league star Greg Inglis came to be paid up to $90,000 a year from Medicare funds to do promotional work for the Redfern Aboriginal Medical...

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State of Origin: players want NRL stopped for three weeks

Punishing: Origin players are hard pressed to back up for their club sides in the same week.

Brad Walter, Roy Ward and Daniel Lane A delegation of players from every club will next week tell NRL chiefs of their concerns about the scheduling of Origin matches, and some NSW and Queensland stars want the premiership to be put on...

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NRL heavyweight Jim Doyle sees silver lining in Australian sport's 'blackest day'

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Brad Walter NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle hopes the 15-month investigation into doping allegations in the game will be complete before he leaves at the end of the season to take charge of the Warriors.