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

League

Braith Anasta's future hangs in the balance

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.

Plans to sack Mick Potter backfire as support grows for embattled coach

Getting on with the show: Robbie Farah.

Brad Walter and Michael Carayannis The internal divisions at Wests Tigers over plans to sack Mick Potter may unite the club behind him, with support growing for the embattled coach to retain his job beyond this season.

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Cronulla's Andrew Fifita likely to turn his back on rugby and stay in the NRL

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter Test prop Andrew Fifita is set to remain in the NRL after resolving a management dispute that would have made it more financially appealing for him to switch codes.

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Wests Tigers upset Souths in Bunnies boilover

GregInglis

Brad Walter Tim Simona scored two tries in his NRL return for Wests Tigers but it was a tackle he made on Greg Inglis that had the biggest impact on Friday night's match at ANZ Stadium after the South Sydney...

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Luke Brooks says Wests Tigers can cover for injury to Robbie Farah

Strength in depth: the Tigers believe they have the roster to compete at the top this year.

Brad Walter Boom Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks believes the club has the depth to cover for the loss of skipper Robbie Farah after he was taken to Campbelltown Hospital with a dislocated elbow.

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Sonny Bill Williams nearing his best, says Trent Robinson

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson declared Sonny Bill Williams was getting close to his dominant best after spearheading the premiers to a 30-6 defeat of Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on Friday...

Player power shouldn't make coaching a popularity contest

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Brad Walter As the Raiders prepare for Saturday night's clash with South Sydney, Canberra officials should be grateful fate intervened to prevent them from listening to disgruntled players and sacking coach...

Winning Starts Monday

The trouble with player power

Brad Walter As the Raiders prepare for Saturday night's final clash with South Sydney, Canberra officials should be grateful that fate intervened to prevent them from listening to disgruntled players and sacking...

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Bunnies grow up strong as side effect of struggle

Clark

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter OF THE six South Sydney juniors fighting to guide the club to its first grand final in 41 years, no one has fought harder than Jason Clark.

Brothers in arms: how Bulldogs helped hunted Bunnies bounce back from the brink of extinction

Steve Mortimer

Brad Walter IF South Sydney had not won their battle to be reinstated to the NRL a decade ago, they may have been based on the Gold Coast under a little-known plan devised by Canterbury to keep the Rabbitohs...

Purse strings could tie Sheens to Tigers

Tim Sheens

Brad Walter SALARY cap problems and a shortage of money to pay out coach Tim Sheens have left Wests Tigers' preparations for 2013 in limbo.

League

Happy Tigers get their man as Potter embraced by stars

Mick Potter

Brad Walter, Emma Partridge SENIOR Wests Tigers players have endorsed the appointment of Mick Potter as the club's new coach, with Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah and Braith Anasta among the first to pass on their congratulations...

League

On-schedule Mick's no hurry Potter

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.

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Miller to pair with Marshall

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter AFTER rejecting approaches from rival NRL and Super League clubs, boom Wests Tigers halfback Jacob Miller is set to get the chance to partner Benji Marshall in the halves.

League

Tigers improve but need to do more, says Anasta

Braith Anasta

Brad Walter STAR off-season recruit Braith Anasta says Wests Tigers need to get their defence in order before rival teams take them seriously.

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Marshall keen to take on Dragons, despite toe

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter Benji Marshall says his injured right toe feels ''fine'' and the Wests Tigers playmaker hopes to play in Sunday's match against St George Illawarra at the SCG.

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Potter stays cautious on Marshall's likely return

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter won't rush star playmaker Benji Marshall back for Friday night's clash with Canterbury to help cope with an ever worsening injury toll.

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Potter calls on fans to stand by his men

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter Wests Tigers' horrific injury toll and salary cap problems caused by the loss of so many top-line players will leave Mick Potter with little choice but to stick with the team outclassed by Souths.

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Foran turns Marshall's swansong into a Horo show

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter The king is dead, long live the king!

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Rabbitohs' past turmoils echoing in Parramatta corridors

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Brad Walter Aproud history but no success for decades, a large and passionate supporter base, former players who regularly criticise the current team, a board under constant threat at club elections, an...