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

Winning Starts Monday

NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

League

Greg Inglis' leadership is being noted by South Sydney and far beyond

Greg Inglis

Brad Walter It's not just being both one of the greatest fullbacks and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

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League

NRL: Radical salary cap proposal mooted to stop drain

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Brad Walter The NRL is considering assisting clubs to recruit players from outside the competition - even if they can't fit them in their salary cap.

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Rugby League

Greg Inglis has come a long way since his early days at Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter, Sydney It's not just the fact he is one of the greatest full-backs and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

SIN BIN

Players won't be made to serve bans in Origin

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Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith has ruled out the possibility of players suspended in an Origin match serving the ban for NSW or Queensland rather than their clubs.

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Sin Bin

Pritchard, Folau speculation off mark

Brad Walter Reports of Frank Pritchard's exit to Salford and sightings of Israel Folau in the company of outgoing Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg at Origin III sparked speculation the Bulldogs may be...

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New Zealand selectors resigned to life without Sonny Bill

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Brad Walter New Zealand selectors are preparing to be without Sydney Roosters superstar Sonny Bill Williams for the end of season World Cup and will view his availability for the Kiwis title defence as a bonus.

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Pacific foes to continue Tests after 'fabulous success' offsets fans' invasion

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Brad Walter Tonga and Samoa are set to play an annual mid-season Test for the next four years following the success of Saturday night's clash at Penrith.

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League

Greenberg: we'll keep SBW and get Folau

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Brad Walter Todd Greenberg, the man who insisted Sonny Bill Williams be banished from rugby league for five years after walking out on the Bulldogs, has vowed to help keep the All Blacks star in the game when he...

Sin Bin

Signature move: Tagive lands US switch

Brad Walter A conversation with a fan at a Sydney Roosters autograph signing session last year led to former winger Peni Tagive landing an American football scholarship at Baylor University - the Texas college...

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Unlocking the codes would benefit Australia's Olympic cause

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Brad Walter Ben Barba, Digby Ioane, Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis, James O'Connor, Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper, Karmichael Hunt, Cameron Smith, David Pocock, Tony Williams, James Tamou, Tariq Sims.

Winning Starts Monday

Want to win gold in Rio? Take a few league stars along ... and maybe an AFL player

Brad Walter Ben Barba, Digby Ioane, Jarryd Hayne, Greg Inglis, James O'Connor, Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper, Karmichael Hunt, Cameron Smith, David Pocock, Tony Williams, James Tamou, Tariq Sims.

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ARLC got TV numbers right but real bonanza is five years away

Brad Walter Would NRL fans prefer to watch substandard, live televised games, or one of the best sporting competitions in the world, with some matches on delay, for only five more years?

WINNING STARTS MONDAY

Why the numbers add up for ARLC's broadcast deal

Brad Walter Would NRL fans prefer to watch sub-standard games televised live or one of the best sporting competitions in the world with some matches on delay for a further five years only?

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On-field stars shine brighter than the desk jockeys

Brad Walter A CEO doesn't put bums on seats, so why the distorted pay scale?

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AFL

American holiday got it moving

Jarryd Hayne of the Broncos  Israel Folau

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko A US holiday with good friends Jarryd Hayne, Tim Mannah and Joseph Paulo sowed the seeds for Israel Folau's return to the NRL next season with Parramatta.

Rugby league's the winner as Izzy and Sonny prepare for encore performance

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Brad Walter IF you listen to Kevin Sheedy, the GWS Giants did Ricky Stuart a favour by poaching Israel Folau to play in the AFL.

Sponsors set to stick with Folau

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Brad Walter Israel's Folau's stint in AFL could make him the most marketable player in the NRL.

It's almost a deal - Folau set to sign with Eels

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Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko A US holiday with good friends Jarryd Hayne, Tim Mannah and Joseph Paulo may have sowed the seeds for Israel Folau's return to the NRL next season.

Stuart thanks AFL stint for making Izzy an even bigger star

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Brad Walter ISRAEL FOLAU'S stint in AFL could make him the most marketable player in the NRL, with private sponsors set to stick with the former Greater Western Sydney star when he joins Parramatta next season.