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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter Cronulla officials are sweating on star playmaker Todd Carney overcoming a hamstring injury for round one after halfback Jeff Robson was ruled out with multiple facial fractures suffered in Saturday...
Brad Walter Refereeing errors again help end Cowboys' season, with Sharks getting seventh-tackle try.
Brad Walter Departing coach Neil Henry rejected a personal apology from NRL chief executive Dave Smith after refereeing errors again helped to end North Queensland's season when Cronulla winger Beau Ryan scored...
Rugby League World Cup 2013: Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens taking no risk with injured players for opener
Brad Walter Coach Tim Sheens says any Kangaroos player requiring a painkilling needle will be rested from the opening World Cup match against England on October 26.
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
Brad Walter No matter how well New Zealand did in the past, critics could argue that few Kiwis would make the Australian team or a World XIII but that is no longer the case and regardless of the result of the...
Brad Walter With great games and record crowds, rugby league's showpiece was huge.
Brad Walter Among the new ground broken for rugby league during the World Cup is having the game exposed to a potentially massive global audience after BBC World Service broadcast commentary of the final between...
Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.
State of Origin
Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis Blues hooker Robbie Farah is ready to assume the captaincy for next week's State of Origin series decider if skipper Paul Gallen joins NSW's most experienced player, Jarryd Hayne, on the sideline...
Brad Walter Boyd Cordner is preparing to replace Greg Bird in the NSW forward pack but the 21-year-old Sydney Roosters back-rower hopes the player he grew up wanting to emulate is fit to play in next week's...
Brad Walter Senior NSW forward Luke Lewis has backed calls for the NRL to consider stand-alone Origin matches to be played over three consecutive weeks.
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 Queensland make it eight series wins in a row as NSW squander a glut of possession.
Brad Walter Cronulla players have revealed that comments by St George Illawarra players as they packed into a 79th-minute scrum near the Sharks' line had convinced them they were going to snatch an unlikely...