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


Happy Tigers get their man as Potter embraced by stars

Brad Walter, Emma Partridge SENIOR Wests Tigers players have endorsed the appointment of Mick Potter as the club's new coach, with Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah and Braith Anasta among the first to pass on their congratulations...

Woods throws weight behind Tigers push for finals berth

Aaron Woods

Brad Walter Boom Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods insists winning tonight's match against North Queensland is far too important to be worried about proving his representative credentials against the Test front-row...


Burgess keen to call Australia home

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter SAM BURGESS enjoys playing in the NRL with South Sydney so much that he is planning to become an Australian citizen so he can live here after he retires.

Storm won't accept shield in Tigers' den

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Brad Walter Interim ARLC chief executive Shane Mattiske will present the JJ Giltinan Shield to Canterbury tomorrow night if they beat Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, but Melboure officials have made it clear...

Thurston will be more dangerous at five-eighth, says Marshall

Brad Walter BENJI MARSHALL has predicted Johnathan Thurston will be more of a threat playing outside Robert Lui at North Queensland and admits the departure of his scrum-base partner is a huge blow for Wests...

Graham's hard yards could put the bite back in the Bulldogs

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08:  James Graham of St Helens in action during the Engage Super League Grand Final match between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford on October 8, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Brad Walter ENGLISH forwards Adrian Morley, Gareth Ellis and Sam Burgess have made a huge impact on the NRL in recent years but statistics from Super League suggest that new Bulldogs prop James Graham might be...

Bellyache clone Madge will make Souths grumble

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Michael Maguire, Coach of Wigan Warriors celebrates his teams win with Thomas Leuluai during the engage Super League Grand Final match between St Helens and Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 2, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) madge.jpg

Brad Walter Ask star Rabbitohs centre Greg Inglis about Michael Maguire and he'll tell you that if you combined the new South Sydney mentor with fellow former Melbourne assistant Stephen Kearney you would get...

Harrigan ruling on charge-down justifies Flanagan fury


Brad Walter REFEREES boss Bill Harrigan will confirm today that Cronulla should not have been penalised in extra time and is also expected to investigate whether video referee Steve Clark told the Sharks a...

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Tigers deny they've got salary cap trouble

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers officials insist the decision to release utility back Mitch Brown to the Bulldogs was unrelated to a meeting they had last Friday with NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert.

Tigers say starting spot, not salary cap, behind Brown move to Dogs

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis WESTS Tigers officials insist the decision to release utility back Mitch Brown to the Bulldogs was unrelated to a meeting they had last Friday with NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert.

Winger Briscoe sets his England cap on NRL club

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Brad Walter England winger Tom Briscoe is set to follow Test teammates Gareth Ellis, Sam Burgess and James Graham to the NRL after appointing David Riolo as his agent.

Rich deal will see Brown remain in Super League

Brad Walter Rule out Nathan Brown as the next Super League coach returning to the NRL, with the former St George Illawarra mentor set to take charge at St Helens.


Brit squad: Trio right up there with England's finest, say greats


Brad Walter GARETH ELLIS, Sam Burgess and James Graham are destined to be considered among the top 10 Englishmen to have played in Australia, according to leading British commentators and players who have proven...

Dragons make Tigers and Cashmere sweat on move

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Brad Walter Did ill-feeling from the Dragons over the Tim Moltzen affair this week cost Wests Tigers the services of Ray Cashmere to bolster their front-row stocks? SinBin has been told Cashmere was so close to...

English duo set for stint on sidelines

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter WESTS TIGERS prop Aaron Woods described how he heard Sam Burgess screaming when the South Sydney star injured his knee during yesterday's match at Allianz Stadium.

Tigers get Galloway back early as jostling starts for Test positions

Keith Galloway

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.

Blair's star dims as his rating fails to sparkle

Tiger Training at Concord Oval. Adam Blairpic Nick Moir 3 April 2012

Brad Walter STAR recruit Adam Blair has so far failed to make the impact at Wests Tigers to offset the departure of Andrew Fifita and Bryce Gibbs, according to statistics used to determine a player's...

Hungry Sharks latch onto new sponsor

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Brad Walter Cash-stricken Cronulla are set to announce a major sponsor on the eve of tomorrow night's local derby with St George Illawarra.

SBW still hasn't signed with Roosters - and there's no guarantee he will


Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is yet to sign with Sydney Roosters, and fans should not expect any official confirmation that he will be returning to the NRL for some time.

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One love: Moltzen in position to seal spot

Tim Moltzen

Brad Walter WESTS TIGERS utility Tim Moltzen told coach Tim Sheens he wanted to be the club's regular fullback during recent negotiations to extend his contract until 2015.