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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter Darcy Lussick apologised to Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for an ugly high shot that had Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson questioning why the Parramatta forward wasn't sent off during the premiers...
Brad Walter Calls for the NRL to revert to video referees making decisions on tries without input from the on-field officials are set to fall on deaf ears after a review of all procedures at the end of the...
Brad Walter As the World Cup moves into sudden death mode, calls are set to grow for rugby league's powerbrokers to do more for the development of minnow nations - and referees.
Brad Walter With great games and record crowds, rugby league's showpiece was huge.
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...
SET OF SIX
Brad Walter Even if Panthers prop Mose Masoe hadn't put the match officials in Sunday's Penrith-Newcastle clash on report, their performance will come under scrutiny from NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson.
Brad Walter and Stathi Paxinos The NRL match review committee has ruled that Melbourne fullback Billy Slater's kick to the head of Canterbury forward David Klemmer was accidental contact.
Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Billy Slater is expected to receive an official warning for kicking Canterbury prop David Klemmer in the face - but former referees boss Bill Harrigan believes the NRL should have gone further and...
Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Billy Slater is expected to receive an official warning for kicking Canterbury prop David Klemmer in the face, but former referees boss Bill Harrigan believes the NRL should have gone further and...
WINNING STARTS MONDAY
Brad Walter NRL coaches and players complaining about the obstruction rule have only themselves to blame if they are taking advantage of the inexperience in the refereeing ranks this season.
Brad Walter All video refereeing decisions may be made from a bunker in Sydney under a proposal for the NRL to adopt American ice hockey's ''War Room'' to review tries and on-field incidents.
Brad Walter A loophole enabling players who cause injury in secondary contact from an illegal shoulder charge to escape being charged with the new offence is set to be closed after Monday night's match between...
Brad Walter NRL video referee Justin Morgan has been linked to the Castleford coaching job following the sacking of fellow Australian Ian Millward.
Brad Walter The World Club Challenge is set to be expanded to six teams under a proposal that would also result in three NRL sides playing a warm-up match each against a Super League club.
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters officials have been assured they have nothing to fear after a member of St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust's staff successfully bid for a lunch with Sonny Bill Williams...
Brad Walter Set if six: It wasn't just the kick-off that had Cronulla officials riled on Saturday night.
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 CANTERBURY will fight a $10,000 fine against coach Des Hasler after the Bulldogs coach was accused of using a false account of an on-field discussion between match officials to imply that decisions...
Brad Walter AN NFL-style ''challenge system'' enabling coaches or captains to contest refereeing decisions is set to be trialled after a meeting of the game's Rules Advisory Committee today.
Brad Walter Captains will be allowed unlimited challenges to refereeing decisions under an NFL-style system to be trialled before the end of the season - as long as those challenges are proved correct.