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

League

Five NRL clubs chasing Benji Marshall

Brad Walter Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.

Winning Starts Monday

NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

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Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

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League

Starting out in AFL territory helped Gareth Widdop to league heartland

In form: New Dragon Gareth Widdop.

Brad Walter It has taken Gareth Widdop seven years to achieve his teenage ambition of playing for a team based in rugby league heartland, but if the new St George Illawarra playmaker hadn't detoured via...

League

Greg Inglis' leadership is being noted by South Sydney and far beyond

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Brad Walter It's not just being both one of the greatest fullbacks and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

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Rugby League

Greg Inglis has come a long way since his early days at Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter, Sydney It's not just the fact he is one of the greatest full-backs and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

League

NRL's modified rules to fundamentally alter the game

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Brad Walter It was a tactic he championed at St George Illawarra and one that his Newcastle side used more than any other team last season, but Wayne Bennett has applauded the new NRL rule awarding an extra...

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League

RLWC: Brent Tate in for Kangaroos as Sheens rings changes

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Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is weighing up the possibility of Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii playing centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury to an outside back during Saturday's World Cup...

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League

Rugby League World Cup: Australia smash Fiji

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Brad Walter The Kangaroos romp into the World Cup decider with a 64-0 rout of a Fiji team.

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League

New Zealand have the depth to match Australia

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Brad Walter No matter how well New Zealand did in the past, critics could argue that few Kiwis would make the Australian team or a World XIII but that is no longer the case and regardless of the result of the...

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League

Kangaroos veterans face last chance to add Rugby League World Cup win to their resume

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Cooper Cronk (L) and Brent Tate of Australia limbers up during the Australia Training Session at Sport City on November 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Brent Tate and Corey Parker have won grand finals, State of Origins and Four Nations tournaments but unless the Kangaroos beat New...

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Rugby union

Cronk on a high

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Brad Walter On the eve of the World Cup final, Cooper Cronk believes altitude training has paid off.

Rugby League

Rugby League World Cup has been huge success

Australia v Fiji

Brad Walter With great games and record crowds, rugby league's showpiece was huge.

League

The good, the bad and the ugly of the World Cup

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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...

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League

Rugby League World Cup Final 2013: Kangaroos favourites, but wary of Kiwi ambush

Stephen Kearney

Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.

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Rugby League World Cup: Kangaroos crowned world champions

Cooper Cronk of Australia.

Brad Walter The Kangaroos delivered a rugby league master class to claim a 10th World Cup title with a 34-2 demolition of New Zealand in Saturday's final at Old Trafford.

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League

Rugby League World Cup: This Kangaroos performance one for the history books

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Brad Walter The Kangaroos laid the platform for an astonishing victory with the first set of six of the match.

STATE OF ORIGIN

Blues confident they can send series into orbit at Suncorp

Brad Walter The Blues will go into Wednesday night's Origin at Suncorp Stadium full of confidence from not only their performance in the series opener but the way Queensland has reacted to the defeat.

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