Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Lyon trains, aims to take on Cowboys

Greg Prichard MANLY coach Geoff Toovey was upbeat about the chances of Jamie Lyon playing against North Queensland at Allianz Stadium tomorrow night after the centre trained on his injured calf yesterday.

Fittler says Thurston will be in fine fettle for years to come

Brad Fittler

Greg Prichard BRAD Fittler, as good a judge of a five-eighth as there is, says Johnathan Thurston is changing the way five-eighths play and is an even better player in that position than he was as a halfback.

Ward given keys to make right call

Greg Prichard VETERAN video referee Chris Ward, who made the biggest decision by an upstairs official in NRL history, has been brought back into the front line by the man who asked him to make that call in the...

Coach pushing for Carney-Gardner to combine as next dynamic duo

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Shane Flanagan who will be the sharks head coach in 2011 on the sideline during the round 13 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shane Flanagan

Greg Prichard CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan has the lofty ambition of trying to turn Todd Carney and Nathan Gardner into his team's version of Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater at Melbourne and Johnathan Thurston and...

Storm in no rush to re-sign Cronk

Melbourne Storm's Cooper Cronk during training.10th January 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE believe they would only damage their chances of re-signing star halfback Cooper Cronk if they tried to speed up negotiations in a bid to ensure they got his name on a contract before the...

Broncos saddled for slicker Cowboys

Caption:     SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Corey Norman of the       Broncos makes a run during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta       Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on March 2, 2012 in       Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) norman.jpg

Greg Prichard BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin has warned his players to expect the real North Queensland at Suncorp Stadium tonight after an inexplicably poor first-round performance from the Cowboys.

Meninga locks in Cronk at No.7 but leaves bench open for Cherry-Evans

Cooper Cronk

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga last night declared Cooper Cronk would definitely be the Queensland halfback for this year's State of Origin series, ending speculation that Daly Cherry-Evans could knock...

Hinchcliffe in frame to skip Country for shock Test role

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Greg Prichard RYAN HINCHCLIFFE is under consideration for a shock elevation to the Australian team in Friday week's Test against New Zealand.

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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Guilty as charged: Prior preparing for lengthy ban after early plea

Matt Prior and referee.

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA forward Matt Prior is expected to receive a suspension ranging from six to eight games when he appears before the judiciary on a striking charge tonight.

Court hears of Ayoub bet claim

Greg Prichard Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday that leading player agent Sam Ayoub placed a series of cash wagers in Queensland on an NRL game that was the subject of an unusual betting plunge.

Carney has the tricks to take Origin by storm

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Greg Prichard 1 Todd Carney must play sensationally for NSW to have a chance of winning game one and getting the jump on Queensland in the State of Origin series.

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Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

Greg Prichard Last week's ranking in brackets.

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Bowen is favoured as No.1 pick for fullback

Adrian Proszenko, Greg Prichard Matt Bowen is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

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Bowen firming as favourite to replace Slater

Matthew Bowen

Adrian Proszenko and Greg Prichard MATT BOWEN is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

Bowen in box seat as Mal shies away from shifting Inglis to fullback

Matt Bowen

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga has admitted his concern that moving Greg Inglis from centre to fullback would weaken one of his team's strongest areas - and at the same time declared his delight with...

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Vintage Thurston showed his class when it really counted

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston weaves magic to put rivals under his spell

Thurston

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.