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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards...
James Macsmith, Brad Walter Cameron Smith has hailed Melbourne's epic 23-22 round one golden point win over Manly as one of the club's greatest victories.
Brad Walter and Michael Carayannis NRL clubs and officials want to wait until the impact of the game’s new concussion policy becomes clearer before considering a recommendation by doctors to introduce an 18th man as a replacement for...
Brad Walter Versatile footballers have never been more valuable since the NRL's concussion crackdown.
Brad Walter Rugby League Players' Association welfare manager Michael Crocker has praised Brisbane forward Todd Lowrie for not returning to the field in last Friday's defeat of the Bulldogs, despite passing a...
Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley may not finalise Jarryd Hayne's position for the State of Origin decider until after Parramatta's clash with Manly on Monday night, when the fullback hopes to make his comeback...
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter The easiest thing for NSW coach Laurie Daley to do after making final decisions on the fitness of Paul Gallen and Greg Bird for Wednesday night's series decider would have been to stick with the...
Brad Walter With nine former St George Illawarra players and four coaching staff, headed by Wayne Bennett, some have started to refer to the Knights as the Newcastle Dragons.
Brad Walter The Kangaroos boast an experienced and settled squad which appears to have more depth and be better balanced than England or New Zealand.
Brad Walter Robbie Farah is set to take over as NSW captain if Paul Gallen is forced out of the State of Origin series opener after suffering a knee injury during Cronulla's gritty 21-20 defeat of Newcastle.
Brad Walter, Tim Barrow Willie Mason is set to be recalled by NSW coach Laurie Daley for the opening State of Origin match five years after making his last appearance in a Blues jersey.
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley has begun informing players that they will be named in the Blues side for the opening State of Origin match on June 5.
State of Origin
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley described his selection of James Maloney as a "gut feeling" and revealed he had won the No.
Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Josh Reynolds is adamant he won't be intimidated by the Maroons and can get under the skin of the Queensland pack if he's picked on the bench for NSW in game one.
Brad Walter Trent Barrett believes he is ready to be the next NSW Origin coach and would have the heavyweight support of Ricky Stuart, Bob Fulton and Phil Gould if he got the job.
Brad Walter TRENT BARRETT believes he is ready to be the next NSW Origin coach, and would have the heavyweight support of Ricky Stuart, Bob Fulton and Phil Gould if he got the job.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter After farewelling Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt on Sunday night, Parramatta players will have this week off and then return to training for the rest of the month under new coach Ricky Stuart.
Michael Chammas, Brad Walter DRAGONS utility Bronx Goodwin will miss this Friday's Charity Shield clash against the Rabbitohs and the opportunity to line up against his brother Bryson for the first time after suffering a...
Brad Walter FORMER Penrith playmaker Harry Siejka may be thrust into the Warriors line-up for their opening premiership clash with Parramatta after Shaun Johnson became the the club's latest big name on the...