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

League

NRL: Alex McKinnon's legacy will ease pain of horror injuries in future

Brad Walter Insurance for players who suffer severe or permanent injuries, a game-wide foundation and changes to workers' compensation laws to include professional athletes are set to become Alex McKinnon's...

League

State of Origin: Josh Dugan has many strings to his bow

Back in blue: Dugan has been picked for his attacking and defensive abilities.

Brad Walter When Jarryd Hayne played on the wing in the 2012 State of Origin series, the Blues had a call for him to shift closer to the ruck in a second fullback role and they may do the same for Josh Dugan on...

League

State of Origin: Blues want clean sweep to put exclamation point on series win

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko After ending Queensland's eight year Origin domination, NSW players have vowed to begin their own dynsasty by completing the first series "Blue rinse" since 2000 with victory in the third match at...

League

James Tamou to use Arthur Beetson as State of Origin motivation

Doing it for Big Artie: NSW prop James Tamou hopes to honour a Queensland Origin great.

Brad Walter As he runs onto a hostile Suncorp Stadium in Wedneday night's Origin series opener, it will be the Maroons greatest hero Arthur Beetson who NSW prop James Tamou draws on for inspiration in his his...

League

State of Origin: The words that inspired NSW's success

Phil Gould speaks to his troops after the game one victory in 2004.

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas A newspaper column by NSW’s most successful State of Origin coach Phil Gould and some stirring half-time words from star fullback Jarryd Hayne and rookie prop Aaron Woods helped inspire the Blues to...

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League

TV networks ready to listen to NRL's Nines proposal

Nines

Brad Walter Channel Nine and Fox Sports would consider broadcasting a summer rugby league Nines circuit as former stars Brad Fittler, Matt Cooper and Nathan Fien threw their support behind the concept.

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League

Steve Menzies, the eager Beaver, back for Manly Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Manly legend Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play for the Sea Eagles in the Auckland Nines, and the 40-year-old hasn't closed the door on the possibility of another stint in the NRL.

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Steve Menzies to make comeback for Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play his first game for the Sea Eagles in almost six years at this weekend's Auckland Nines.

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Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Todd Carney

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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League

Reynolds-Mullen duel could decide NSW Origin five-eighth

Jarrod Mullen

Brad Walter Josh Reynolds and Jarrod Mullen will fight it out for the NSW No.6 jersey in Sunday’s City-Country clash at Dubbo, but there is a chance both could be in the Origin squad after Blues coach Laurie...

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League

Greg Bird says he could still play five-eighth for NSW

Gold Coast forward Greg Bird celebrates the upset win over the Titans at Leichhardt Oval on the weekend.

Brad Walter Test back-rower Greg Bird is prepared to wind the clock back six years and play five-eighth for NSW in the upcoming State of Origin series if Blues coach Laurie Daley believes he is the best man for...

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Stuart fronts for Blues job

Ricky Stuart

Brad Walter BLUES coach Ricky Stuart will meet the NSW Rugby League board today to discuss this year's series and whether he keeps the job next season.

Parra could get pick of Origin bunch

Robbie Farah

Brad Walter NSWRL directors still consider Ricky Stuart the best candidate to coach the Blues next season and by allowing him to do the job Parramatta will improve their chances of recruiting the Origin halves...

League

I'm ready to coach Blues to glory: Barrett

nsw rugby league blues assistant coach trent barrett,at a press conference today prior to game two nsw vs qld maroons at sydney olympic stadium homebush.
photographer brendan esposito
smh,12th june,2012

Brad Walter Trent Barrett believes he is ready to be the next NSW Origin coach and would have the heavyweight support of Ricky Stuart, Bob Fulton and Phil Gould if he got the job.

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Barrett a bolter for Origin job

Trent Barrett

Brad Walter TRENT BARRETT believes he is ready to be the next NSW Origin coach, and would have the heavyweight support of Ricky Stuart, Bob Fulton and Phil Gould if he got the job.

Origin

Blues coach will not be a club man

Ricky Stuart?

Brad Walter, Josh Rakic NRL coaches are to remain banned from coaching the Blues next season, with NSW Rugby League directors expected to reaffirm the policy today before officially starting the search to replace Ricky...

Origin

Gus a Blues long shot

Phil Gould

Brad Walter NSW RUGBY LEAGUE directors privately concede they doubt Phil Gould will coach the Blues next season but have asked general manager Geoff Carr to request an answer.

Hasler gets his man - ref gig goes to Archer

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Brad Walter Tony Archer has been appointed to control a Canterbury match for the first time in more than two years on Sunday after Bulldogs coach Des Hasler alerted referees bosses Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper...

League

NSW may change policy on Blues coach

Des Hasler

Brad Walter NSW is set to appoint a non-NRL coach next season, with Canterbury's Des Hasler yesterday ruling himself out and Parramatta officials not expecting Ricky Stuart to change his mind.

Blues candidates get to audition

NSW Blues

Brad Walter CONTENDERS for the Blues coaching job will be invited to address the NSW Rugby League board in coming weeks after a meeting yesterday decided to stick with appointing a non-NRL coach next season.