Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Numero uno: Mortimer at fullback for Dogs clash

Daniel Mortimer

Greg Prichard DANIEL MORTIMER has been named at fullback for Sydney Roosters in their opening trial game against Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday but that is just the first of a number of positions he...

This is what trials are for: Kearney says Eels centre spot is wide open

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard ESI TONGA could find himself playing alongside his representative star brother, Willie, in the premiership opener if he can come up with a big game for Parramatta against Penrith in Friday's trial at...

League

Hayne, Mannah set to miss season-opener

NRL Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, Trial Match at Centrebet Stadium, Penrith. Eels player Jarryd Hayne is injured in the second half.17th February 2012Photo: Wolter Peeters

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA stars Jarryd Hayne and Tim Mannah are both likely to miss the first-round clash with Brisbane after suffering suspected knee cartilage damage in last night's 26-10 trial loss against...

Rugby league

Trials necessary evil as injury list grows

By Greg Prichard The Charity Shield game may have ripped a hole in South Sydney's forward pack, with prop Luke Burgess out injured for three months, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says trial matches are a...

Souths left to count the cost as Burgess joins rehab ward

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Greg Prichard THE Charity Shield game might have ripped a hole in South Sydney's forward pack, after prop Luke Burgess was forced out injured for three months, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says trial...

A pair of losses, but Kearney is coach for long haul, say Eels

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA chief executive Bob Bentley says the club's two-loss start to the season hasn't changed their opinion that Stephen Kearney should be their long-time coach.

Eels turn to star power to overcome horror start

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy yesterday revealed he has spoken with his former assistant at the Storm - Parramatta coach Steve Kearney - to offer him support in the wake of the horror start to the...

Toovey won't let losses knock Sea Eagles off their perch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Former Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles player Geoff Toovey arrives for the funeral service for former Rugby League player and commentator Rex Mossop at St Matthew's Anglican Church on June 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard GEOFF TOOVEY says he doesn't know or care when Manly last lost three games in a row, which makes sense.

Stuart throws down gauntlet for Blues

NSW Blues coach Ricky Stuart

Greg Prichard NSW COACH Ricky Stuart has publicly challenged the top Blues-eligible props in the NRL to force him not to pick Paul Gallen in the front row for State of Origin I.

League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Clock ticking for Blues wannabes as squad takes shape

Brett Stewart

Greg Prichard INJURED stars Glenn Stewart, Josh Dugan and Brett Stewart need to get back on the field quickly if they are to have any chance of making the NSW side for State of Origin I against Queensland at...

Power play: Blues prepared to pair Sims with Williams for extra impact

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Greg Prichard Don't be surprised if NSW go with a double whammy of second-row powerhouses off the bench in Tariq Sims and Tony Williams for Origin I against Queensland.

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Five things we learnt from yesterday's game

Fuifui Moimoi?

Greg Prichard The Eels didn't get their act together until the game was inside the last 15 minutes, and the Tigers had established a 31-0 lead.

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A team's work is never done, not this season

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Greg Prichard You dominate a game, score five tries in building a 31-point lead, and you don't let the opposition score until the 67th minute - yet you're kicking yourself at full-time even though you've won.

Houdini routine shows Farah has what it takes to be Origin hooker

Robbie Farah

Greg Prichard ROBBIE FARAH has banged down the door to the hooking job in a NSW side that desperately needs the match-winning qualities of in-form players like him if it is to have any chance of ending...

Talking points

Greg Prichard’s SET of SIX

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Greg Prichard Instinct tells me the fact St George Illawarra forward Matt Prior had a clean record before getting sent off for his forearm to North Queensland five-eighth Johnathan Thurston's head will ensure the...

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Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Paul Gallen

Greg Prichard Greg Prichard pinpoints five important themes from Origin I.

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Ricky gets personal to put Carney at ease

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard, Dominic Bossi TODD CARNEY said a lunchtime chat yesterday with NSW coach Ricky Stuart - in which they talked about life, rather than football - put him in the right frame of mind to begin making his mark on State...

ANALYSIS

Farah's got what it takes, regardless of whether NSW can break drought

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Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

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Eels facing D-Day to retain Hayne

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Jarryd Hayne looks on during the Country Origin training session at Glen Willow Sports Complex on April 21, 2012 in Mudgee, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA face the prospect of being caught in the crossfire of rival offers for superstar Jarryd Hayne if they don't re-sign him over the next few months.