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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter NRL officials will not consider any changes to the sinbinning rules after Manly were forced to play a man down for 10 minites following the dismissal of prop Josh Starling for a punch thrown in...
Brad Walter Trent Hodkinson feared the worst after hearing a "pop" in his left knee during Saturday night's finals defeat of Manly.
How hard work has turned Canterbury Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson into an integral part of NSW's Origin future
Brad Walter Before joining Canterbury in 2010, Josh Jackson had never been selected in any representative team of note, but the 23-year-old second-rower is now considered an integral part of NSW coach Laurie...
Brad Walter "Cheat, cheat, cheat". Those instructions from an NRL coach as his players practised defending on their own line should dispel any doubt that teams deliberately concede penalties when the opposition...
Brad Walter Canterbury captain Michael Ennis has shrugged off his on-field clashes with referees as a sign of his "competitive side" but admits a lack of discipline has been letting the Bulldogs down in recent...
Michael Chammas and Brad Walter For so long the ''us against them'' rationale has bred success on the northern beaches, but how far can the competition frontrunners go with the ''us against us'' mentality that is threatening to...
Brad Walter The NRL is considering a salary cap for football department spending in a move that may impact on the amount of money clubs can pay big-name coaches such as Wayne Bennett.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter If Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett returns to St George Illawarra next season, some will question whether the NRL has been outbid by their own money.
Brad Walter Bulldogs centre Krisnan Inu insists he is prepared to bide his time in the NSW Cup and has no plans to ask the club for a release.
Brad Walter Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson apologised to Joel Thompson for an ugly leg pull that is certain to come under scrutiny from the NRL match review committee on Monday after angering the St George...
Brad Walter Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds revealed his match winning field goal against Sydney Roosters was the first of his career as the Bulldogs confirmed their premiership credentials with a gritty...
Brad Walter St George Illawarra are early favourites to lure North Queensland forward Tariq Sims home after the NSW Origin prospect told Cowboys officials he was considering asking for a release.
Brad Walter Glenn Stewart faces a nervous wait to learn if he is free to play in next Sunday's grand final after being placed on report as Manly ensured Russell Crowe's promised 21st South Sydney premiership...
Brad Walter Anthony Watmough says third premiership since 2008 would confirm Manly as one of the greatest teams.
Brad Walter Test forward Anthony Watmough believes Manly's second grand-final appearance in three years proves their 2011 triumph was due to the players and not just former coach Des Hasler.
Brad Walter When Blues team doctor John Orchard used a staple gun on the sideline to close a gash in Michael De Vere's head during the 2003 Origin series, it was seen as so cutting edge that NSWRL officials...
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...
Brad Walter "Get 'em onside ref" has been an age-old cry in rugby league but for the first time NRL match officials will be measured on how well they police the 10-metre rule in games.
Brad Walter Versatile footballers have never been more valuable since the NRL's concussion crackdown.
Brad Walter Canterbury's recruitment of Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita and hooker Michael Lichaa is the first reaction to the new rule interpretations introduced in the NRL this season.