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

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Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne won't be sanctioned by NRL over referee comments

Brad Walter Parramatta skipper Jarryd Hayne has been cleared of any breach of NRL rules for his criticism of the match officials in Sunday's last minute loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval.

State of Origin: Laurie Daley considers centre role for Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley believes Jarryd Hayne has outgrown the wing and revealed the Paramatta superstar would be chosen as either a centre or fullback for this year's Origin series.

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Jarryd Hayne all set to play for Fiji in Rugby League World Cup, then Tim Sheens called

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne agreed to turn his back on Fiji and play for Australia at the World Cup only after being guaranteed he would be given the chance to force his way into the Kangaroos starting line-up.

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Jarryd Hayne in box seat to mark Greg Inglis in Origin

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter Jarryd Hayne has put his hand up to play opposite Greg Inglis at right centre for NSW after proving to be a revelation in the position during the World Cup.

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Jarryd Hayne welcomes Brad Arthur's appointment as Eels coach

Jarryd Hayne

Brad Walter Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne has endorsed the appointment of Manly assistant Brad Arthur as the Eels' new coach.

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Test legends come out in support of under-pressure Slater

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Brad Walter It is a sure sign of how much pressure Billy Slater is under to retain his No.1 Australian jersey for the May 3 Test against New Zealand when former Kangaroos captain Darren Lockyer and Queensland...

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City-Country clash to decide Mitchell Pearce's NSW scrum-base partner

Selection battle: Incumbent James Maloney is no certainty to start as the Blues No.6.

Brad Walter Up to six NSW five-eighth contenders are set to battle it out for the No.6 jersey in the City-Country clash, with Blues coach Laurie Daley planning to rest players considered certain selections to...

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Anthony Minichiello magic inspires Sydney Roosters' rout of Eels

Anthony Minichiello

Brad Walter Anthony Minichiello scored the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year career on a horror night for Parramatta.

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NRL: Concussed players must be taken off, trainers told

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter NRL head trainers will need to be medically qualified and face suspension if they do not immediately remove players with concussion symptoms under tough new measures that would have had Cronulla prop...

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NRL's modified rules to fundamentally alter the game

Michael Ennis

Brad Walter It was a tactic he championed at St George Illawarra and one that his Newcastle side used more than any other team last season, but Wayne Bennett has applauded the new NRL rule awarding an extra...

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Italy set to suffer in flawed World Cup draw

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Brad Walter Italy's 32-16 defeat of Wales has highlighted an inherent flaw in the World Cup draw which must be corrected before the next tournament as changes to the eligibility rules will ensure the emerging...

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Injuries threaten to derail Australia's World Cup campaign

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Injuries have suddenly become a major threat to Australia's hopes of regaining the World Cup after Billy Slater was assisted from the field with the knee problem in the Kangaroos' quarter-final...

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Billy Slater a chance for shock return

WREXHAM, WALES - NOVEMBER 16:  Billy Slater of Australia during the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and USA at Racecourse Ground on November 16, 2013 in Wrexham, Wales.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Billy Slater refuses to concede his World Cup campaign is over, and has been undergoing around-the-clock physiotherapy in a desperate bid to play against Fiji in next weekend's semi-final at Wembley...

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Joseph Paulo on journey from captain America to NRL star

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Brad Walter After captaining the USA in Saturday's World Cup defeat at Wrexham, Joseph Paulo approached Parramatta teammate Jarryd Hayne to discuss how a similar experience with Fiji in the 2008 tournament had...

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Morris the centre of attention as Sheens looks to Tate on bench

Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is considering using Brent Tate from the interchange bench and playing Michael Jennings on the wing as part of a revamp forced by the loss of star fullback Billy Slater.

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Brent Tate may switch to forwards as Billy Slater is ruled out of Kangaroos' World Cup semi-final

Brent Tate

Brad Walter LONDON: Brent Tate told Australian coach Tim Sheens before the World Cup that he would be play in the front row if neccesary to gain selection and while he may not have to go to those lengths the...

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RLWC: Brent Tate in for Kangaroos as Sheens rings changes

Brent Tate

Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is weighing up the possibility of Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii playing centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury to an outside back during Saturday's World Cup...

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Petero Civoniceva, a giant of the game, breaks down borders in Fiji

Petero Civoniceva

Brad Walter Civoniceva will play what is expected to be his last game in Saturday's World Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

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Four Nations Rugby League: Fiji to play Samoa for a place in tournament

Mose Masoe.

Brad Walter Fiji are set to play Samoa in next year's Pacific Test for a place in the end-of-season Four Nations tournament to be staged in Australia and New Zealand.

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Kangaroos on mission to upstage Invincibles' record in World Cup final

Paul Gallen.

Brad Walter Australian players have set themselves the goal in next weekend's World Cup final against New Zealand of becoming the first Kangaroos team to hold opposition sides tryless in five consecutive matches.