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

League

Daniel Anderson set for Eels return

Brad Walter NRL referees' boss Daniel Anderson has been linked with a return to Parramatta next season as the club's new general manager of football.

NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson won't join Parramatta Eels before finishing Rugby League World Cup duties

Daniel Anderson

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has given an undertaking he will fulfil his commitments at the coming World Cup before joining Parramatta in the newly created role of general manager of football.

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Daniel Anderson returns to Parramatta Eels as general manager of football

Daniel Anderson.

Brad Walter NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson has quit the job to return to Parramatta in the new role of general manager of football.

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Rugby

Parramatta Eels ready for a wave of success

Will Hopoate

Brad Walter The days of searching for the quick fix at Parramatta are over. That was the message from Eels chairman Steve Sharp and chief executive Scott Seward during an extensive interview with Fairfax Media...

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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League

Minor premiers lead way in ill-discipline

Roy Asotasi

Brad Walter Minor premiers Sydney Roosters enter the finals series as the most ill-disciplined team for more than a decade after becoming just the third side in history to concede more than 200 penalties in a...

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League

Parramatta ready to start hunt for Stuart successor

Outgoing Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart

Brad Walter Parramatta directors will draw up a short-list of potential replacements for Ricky Stuart on Monday as they begin interviewing applicants for the football and leagues club chief executive roles, and...

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League

No thanks, chief: Henry rejects Smith's apology

Cowboys

Brad Walter Departing coach Neil Henry rejected a personal apology from NRL chief executive Dave Smith after refereeing errors again helped to end North Queensland's season when Cronulla winger Beau Ryan scored...

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League

Eels have fresh vacancy to fill

Andrew Webster, Eels NYC coach Picture: Parramatta Eels

Brad Walter Parramatta has lost another member of their coaching staff after under 20s coach Andrew Webster quit the club to take up the same position with Wests Tigers.

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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

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

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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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.

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.

League

On-field challenges to trial in under-20s

Brad Walter Captains will be allowed unlimited challenges to refereeing decisions under an NFL-style system to be trialled before the end of the season - as long as those challenges are proved correct.

Rugby league

Toyota Cup trial spell for captain's challenge

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Brad Walter CAPTAINS will be allowed unlimited challenges to refereeing decisions under an NFL-style system to be trialled before the end of the season – as long as those challenges are proved correct.

Big names turn out in force as TV deal looms

Lachlan Murdoch

Brad Walter A NEW $1 billion television rights deal may be finalised before the end of the month, with members of the ARL Commission's negotiating team understood to have continued meeting yesterday to consider...

League

Laurie Daley appointed NSW coach

Wendell Sailor, Paul Gallen and Laurie Daley at Star City Casino Sport Bar.
SHD SPORT By Lee Besford Friday 11th May 2012.

Brad Walter Blues great Laurie Daley has been appointed NSW coach for the next two seasons.

Winning Starts Monday

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

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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.

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Sheens tipped for new role

tim sheens

Brad Walter TIM SHEENS is expected to take a pay cut if he accepts a new undefined role at Wests Tigers after the club yesterday confirmed it would appoint a new coach for next season.