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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...

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' fury at refs after failure to punish rule-breaking Maroons

Laurie Daley

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley was disappointed with Trent Merrin for his lack of discipline in Origin II - but not as unhappy as he was with the performance of referees Shayne Hayne and Ashley Klein.

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League

Refs erred in not sending Bulldog to sin bin, says boss

Josh Reynolds

Brad Walter Referees boss Daniel Anderson admits whistleblowers might be ''gun shy'' to sin bin players after Canterbury playmaker Josh Reynolds was allowed to stay on the field for a professional foul in...

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League

Refs feel heat from Bellamy after Reynolds avoids sin bin

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14:  Josh Reynolds of the Bulldogs is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium on July 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Even dumped NSW utility Josh Reynolds thought he would be sin-binned for a professional foul in Canterbury's 39-0 defeat of an under-strength Melbourne, which sparked further criticism of refereeing...

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SET OF SIX

Video ref blunders not confined to cricket

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Brad Walter Even if Panthers prop Mose Masoe hadn't put the match officials in Sunday's Penrith-Newcastle clash on report, their performance will come under scrutiny from NRL referees boss Daniel Anderson.

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WINNING STARTS MONDAY

Tigers and Eels their own worst enemies

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

Lui's cousin sent out bet tweet: Cowboys

Robert Lui

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson Robert Lui’s cousin has been revealed as the man responsible for tweeting about betting on the North Queensland match from the halfback’s Twitter account on Saturday night.

SIN BIN

Johnson benching has rival clubs waiting for an opening

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Brad Walter Rival NRL clubs are closely monitoring the relationship between Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and coach Matthew Elliott in case the Kiwis international suddenly becomes available.

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League

Judiciary unable to charge on conning 'gamesmanship'

Josh Reynolds.

Brad Walter The NRL match review committee will study the controversial incident that led to accusations Josh Reynolds had ''conned the referee'' to milk a match-deciding penalty against Manly.

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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.