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

League

Paul Gallen runs at Brian Smith again over Twitter spat

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has continued an attack on former Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith over comments he made on Twitter about the Test forward's battle with rookie Sydney Roosters forward...

League

Eels' coaches caught in a vicious cycle of the board's creation

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Brad Walter Jason Taylor may have dodged a bullet when he missed out on the Eels coaching job. The creation of a general manager of football role being as much an acknowledgement that coaches aren't guaranteed...

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League

Kangaroos told to be wary as Italy's job on England has them over the moon

Anthony Minichiello

Brad Walter Italy captain Anthony Minichiello has warned the Kangaroos to brace for England to bounce back in next weekend's World Cup opener after their shock 15-14 loss to the Azzurri in a warm-up match.

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League

England's Steve McNamara linked with Roosters coaching gig

Steve McNamara

Brad Walter England coach Steve McNamara has been linked to a job with Sydney Roosters next season.

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WINNING STARTS MONDAY

Tigers and Eels their own worst enemies

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Brad Walter Jack Gibson once famously said, "Winning starts in the front office", so it should be no surprise that Wests Tigers and Parramatta sit at the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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SIN BIN

Contract sport

Brad Walter Blake Ferguson may follow the lead of Sonny Bill Williams and seek a one-year contract if he decides to invoke a get-out option in his new deal with Canberra.

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League

Napa shows old school head on big shoulders

Dylan Napa hit on Gallen

Brad Walter When Dylan Napa first moved to Sydney to join the Roosters his mother had to phone him each morning to ensure he got out of bed for training.

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League

Leabeater sends out SOS on Eels woes

Ricky Stuart

Brad Walter Former Parramatta prop Terry Leabeater has written to Eels members calling for an extraordinary general meeting to deliver a no-confidence vote against some of the club's directors.

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League

Steve Price survives Dragons coaching review

Steve Price

Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Steve Price will remain in the job next season after a review of the club’s coaching structure.

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League

Smith heads west to help Eels find the way forward

NRL. NRL ceo David Smith at a press conference to announce the charges against Sandor Earl for possesion and traffiking of Peptides.
Thursday 29th August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith attended a meeting of Parramatta directors on Tuesday as the Eels narrowed their list of targets for the vacant coaching job to a handful of experienced candidates.

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SIN BIN

Speculation over Hayne, Hopoate futures gets Parra madder

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Brad Walter Parramatta officials are sick of their players being linked with rival clubs and have raised concerns with the NRL.

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Winning Starts Monday

The graduate: Mr Robinson is the new Wayne Bennett

Brad Walter For Wayne Bennett, a record eighth premiership with a third NRL club could be worth $1 million in bonuses from Newcastle owner Nathan Tinkler.

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Sin Bin

High-flying Roosters haven’t had time to circle the wagons

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson addressed his players on Wednesday night about reports of a drugs cloud over the minor premiers in Thursday's Herald but officials have no idea whether the...

League

SKD reveals how Robinson fired up his 'part-time pros'

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Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis A blunt message from new coach Trent Robinson about his players' attitudes and lifestyles has been credited with Sydney Roosters' remarkable turnaround this season.

Arthur set to get nod at Eels after edging out Taylor

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Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Manly assistant coach Brad Arthur is set to return to Parramatta in the top job, with an announcement expected as soon as Monday.

Winning Starts Monday

Dragons are genuine title contenders - for 2014

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Brad Walter Just a few weeks ago, St George Illawarra were considered little more than a rabble. But they have now emerged as premiership contenders - next season.

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Kearney: Pressure compromised who I am

NRL. Paramatta Eels. Parramatta coach Stephen Kearney quits as Head Coach at the Eels. press conference with captain Nathan Hindmarsh.Friday 20th July, 2012SMH SPORT pics by anthony johnson

Brad Walter IN THE end, Stephen Kearney had to make the decision the Parramatta board seemed reluctant to do, and brought his two-year tenure as coach to an end.

Winning Starts Monday

Never knock a champion - especially one called Bennett

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Brad Walter With Newcastle now on track for a top eight berth, Wayne Bennett is set to collect a reported $500,000 bonus for steering the Knights to the finals in his first year as coach.

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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.

Challenge system before rules panel

Referee

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.