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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

Mick Potter's future to be decided by new NRL-led Tigers board - but Todd Payten faces bullet

Under pressure: Mick Potter talks to the media after the Tigers' loss to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter A new NRL controlled Wests Tigers board is set to decide Mick Potter's fate as coach but regardless of whether he stays or goes his ambitious assistant Todd Payten is unlikely to survive.

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League

Paul McGregor puts fire back into St George Illawarra Dragons' belly

No distractions: Dragons coach Paul McGregor isn't letting his uncertain future cloud his work.

Brad Walter Paul McGregor still refuses to put his hand up to coach St George Illawarra next season but that doesn't mean that he isn't interested in the job.

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'

Trent Robinson.

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

Brad Arthur

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.

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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Next year can't come too soon for also-rans

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Brad Walter After farewelling Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt on Sunday night, Parramatta players will have this week off and then return to training for the rest of the month under new coach Ricky Stuart.

Winning Starts Monday

Why your team missed the finals - and how they can make them in 2013

Brad Walter After farewelling Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt on Sunday night, Parramatta players will have this week off and then return to training for the rest of the month under new coach Ricky Stuart.

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No Smith as Warriors grill coach candidates

Brad Walter Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah, chairman Bill Wavish and recruitment manager Dean Bell met several candidates for the club's coaching job in Sydney this week before a meeting with new owner...

Player power shouldn't make coaching a popularity contest

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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Williams a fast learner, says new coach

Sonny  Bill Williams

Brad Walter SONNY Bill Williams has convinced new Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson that he will have little trouble adapating to the game when he makes his return after five years absence just weeks before...