Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Long and winding road ends as result takes back seat to fab four

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE Illawarra beat Parramatta at ANZ Stadium last night, but the result didn't mean nearly as much as it normally would in a game of football.

Fittler says Thurston will be in fine fettle for years to come

Brad Fittler

Greg Prichard BRAD Fittler, as good a judge of a five-eighth as there is, says Johnathan Thurston is changing the way five-eighths play and is an even better player in that position than he was as a halfback.

Johns is a genius - flawed, but deserving

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Greg Prichard Critics who say Andrew Johns shouldn't be given Immortals status because of his off-field indiscretions are being too precious.

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Storm in no rush to re-sign Cronk

Melbourne Storm's Cooper Cronk during training.10th January 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE believe they would only damage their chances of re-signing star halfback Cooper Cronk if they tried to speed up negotiations in a bid to ensure they got his name on a contract before the...

Broncos saddled for slicker Cowboys

Caption:     SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Corey Norman of the       Broncos makes a run during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta       Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on March 2, 2012 in       Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) norman.jpg

Greg Prichard BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin has warned his players to expect the real North Queensland at Suncorp Stadium tonight after an inexplicably poor first-round performance from the Cowboys.

Walsh's dog day had him primed to atone

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Greg Prichard Penrith halfback Luke Walsh felt he was coming off his worst performance in first grade as he prepared for yesterday's game against Sydney Roosters - so as far as he was concerned, he had a lot of...

Friday games no guarantee of success says Griffin

Broncos

Greg Prichard BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin says that knowing his side will play a string of Friday night games doesn't make it any easier for the Broncos to win.

Forget the Bennett factor, former players have no reason to show up their old master

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Greg Prichard Surely it's no coincidence that teams Wayne Bennett used to coach have such a good record against him. There has to be more to it than that.

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In veteran, master coach has found his latest Lockyer

ANZ Stadium. NRL Bulldogs v Knights. Pic shows.... Danny Buderus.  Photo: Quentin Jones. 25 Mar 2012.

Greg Prichard Wayne Bennett has found his Newcastle version of Darren Lockyer at Brisbane and Ben Hornby at St George Illawarra.

Meninga locks in Cronk at No.7 but leaves bench open for Cherry-Evans

Cooper Cronk

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga last night declared Cooper Cronk would definitely be the Queensland halfback for this year's State of Origin series, ending speculation that Daly Cherry-Evans could knock...

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Weekend analysis

Todd looks good for his first Blues jersey but really he needs to be great

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD Carney might think he's ready for State of Origin, but in reality he isn't. Not yet.

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Star pairing missing, but never fear because the youth brigade is here

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Corey Norman of the Broncos attempts to break free from the defence during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)norman.jpg

Greg Prichard ANTHONY GRIFFIN has found a positive out of having to do without both Darren Lockyer and Peter Wallace for the first time since he began coaching Brisbane at the start of last season.

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Carney has the tricks to take Origin by storm

Greg Prichard 1 Todd Carney must play sensationally for NSW to have a chance of winning game one and getting the jump on Queensland in the State of Origin series.

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Vintage Thurston showed his class when it really counted

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.

Five things we learnt from last night's match

Greg Inglis

Greg Prichard This game can be an absolute heartbreaker.

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Thurston weaves magic to put rivals under his spell

Thurston

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.