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

Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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Auckland Nines: South Sydney five-eighth Luke Keary injury puts Rabbitohs plans into disarray

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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter South Sydney's Luke Keary and Manly's David Williams face extended periods on the sideline after the Auckland Nines claimed some big-name casualties on day two of the tournament.

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Krisnan Inu faces new ban

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Brad Walter Bulldogs centre Krisnan Inu faces another stint on the sidelines, while Titans forward Dave Taylor must have a suspension overturned to have any chance of playing for Queensland in Origin I after the...

More than a game: Rabbitohs learn how to handle things off the field

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Brad Walter As an NRL player, I failed miserably yesterday.

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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Teammates defend Taylor for what went wrong in defeat

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Brad Walter SOUTH SYDNEY teammates have defended forward Dave Taylor over allegations his lack of discipline cost the Rabbitohs dearly in Saturday night's 24-6 loss to Melbourne.

Staggering twist: Hoff was tripped by trainer

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Brad Walter THE Storm have been cleared of any wrongdoing for allowing a seemingly concussed Ryan Hoffman to remain on the field in Saturday night's match against South Sydney after revelations he was tripped by...

Harrigan puts choke hold on coaches to end wrestle mania

Brad Walter REFEREES' boss Bill Harrigan has warned coaches a blitz on wrestling tactics that forced Dragons captain Ben Hornby to concede his team may have to change its tackling style would continue.

Harrigan warns blitz on wrestling tactics will continue

Brad Walter Referees boss Bill Harrigan has warned coaches a blitz on wrestling tactics that forced Dragons captain Ben Hornby to concede his team may have to change its tackling style would continue.

Bunnies vow to keep Taylor in the burrow

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Brad Walter SOUTH SYDNEY chief executive Shane Richardson yesterday told football club members he was hopeful of re-signing star forward Dave Taylor as the Rabbitohs announced a profit for the fourth consecutive...

Homesick Taylor signs with Gold Coast

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Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko AFTER winding back the clock to his childhood days as a five-eighth in yesterday's win over Penrith, Test forward Dave Taylor told his South Sydney teammates he was leaving to join the Titans next...

Maguire's forward thinking to put Inglis at fullback pays dividends

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round three NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Centrebet Stadium on March 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brad Walter If it wasn't for the man now rated as possibly the best player to ever pull on a No.1 jersey, Greg Inglis may already be considered one of the great fullbacks.

Titanic struggle, but ARL Commission won't walk from club's off-field woes

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Brad Walter Is the Titans' financial position as bad as it sounds?

Williams admits guilt but gamble on grading could save Origin spot

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Brad Walter A DEVASTATED Tony Williams is resigned to missing the April 20 Test against New Zealand but will today decide whether to challenge a grade-four dangerous throw in a desperate bid to be available for...

Homesick Taylor signs with Gold Coast before sinking boot into Panthers

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Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko AFTER winding back the clock to his childhood days as a five-eighth in yesterday's win over Penrith, Test forward Dave Taylor told his South Sydney teammates he was leaving to join the Titans next...

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Cronk's decision puts Storm on road to redemption

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Brad Walter The most dominant team of the past decade is set to remain a premiership force for another five seasons following Cooper Cronk's decision to spurn lucrative offers and leave.

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Secretive deal to ensure Storm remain front and centre

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Cooper Cronk (L) of the Melbourne Storm speaks to the media as coach Craig Bellamy looks on during a NRL press conference at AAMI Park on March 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. Cronk announced he will remain at the Storm until the end of 2016. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Brad Walter The most dominant team of the past decade is set to remain a premiership force for another five seasons following Cooper Cronk's decision to spurn lucrative offers and stay.

Manly will wait to make late call on Foran's fitness

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Brad Walter, Brett Keeble MANLY officials will give star five-eighth Kieran Foran until kick-off next Monday night to overcome a hamstring injury and are confident captain Jamie Lyon and fullback Brett Stewart will be fit to...

Tigers get Galloway back early as jostling starts for Test positions

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Brad Walter KEITH GALLOWAY'S surprise return to action against Brisbane on Friday night will provide a timely boost not only for Wests Tigers but also Australia.