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

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Paul Gallen says he wants to fight Sonny Bill Williams - in the ring

Brad Walter Paul Gallen would be interested in fighting World Cup final opponent Sonny Bill Williams in the boxing ring – but not just yet, and not before the Australian vice-captain finishes his NRL career in...

Paul Gallen says Sharks players never considered six-month plea bargain bans

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has maintained his innocence over doping allegations and says the Sharks players never seriously considered accepting six month bans as part of a plea bargain deal.

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Paul Gallen runs at Brian Smith again over Twitter spat

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has continued an attack on former Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith over comments he made on Twitter about the Test forward's battle with rookie Sydney Roosters forward...

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Andrew Fifita asks NRL to investigate breakdown of Canterbury deal

Calls for investigation: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko, Brad Walter, Daniel Lane and Michael Carayannis Andrew Fifita's management team has asked the NRL to investigate why his multi-million-dollar contract with Canterbury failed to come to fruition as it emerged that the Test prop knew the deal was on...

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Bulldogs are inflating player market, says Sharks chairman

Going: Andrew Fifita has signed with the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh has accused Canterbury of inflating the player market and called for changes to the NRL transfer system after losing Andrew Fifita and Michael Lichaa to the Bulldogs on...

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Auckland Nines: Logistics take centre field before first kick-off

Nines

Brad Walter It is a $1 million logistical exercise never attempted before, and it is not until you arrive at Auckland airport that it becomes obvious how much money and time has gone into ensuring the NRL Nines...

NRL 2014 Preview: Cronulla Sharks

Brad Walter NRL 2014 Preview

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Cronulla Sharks extra keen to get Todd Carney back after Jeff Robson injured

06.02.14 New Cronulla Sharks recruit Blake Ayshford training at Remondis stadium with the Peter Sharp coached squad. Picture John Veage

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...

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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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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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Rugby League World Cup: Australia smash Fiji

Jarryd Hayne.

Brad Walter The Kangaroos romp into the World Cup decider with a 64-0 rout of a Fiji team.

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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.

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New Zealand have the depth to match Australia

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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...

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Kangaroos veterans face last chance to add Rugby League World Cup win to their resume

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Cooper Cronk (L) and Brent Tate of Australia limbers up during the Australia Training Session at Sport City on November 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Brent Tate and Corey Parker have won grand finals, State of Origins and Four Nations tournaments but unless the Kangaroos beat New...

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Rugby League World Cup Final 2013: Kangaroos favourites, but wary of Kiwi ambush

Stephen Kearney

Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.

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Rugby League World Cup: This Kangaroos performance one for the history books

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Brad Walter The Kangaroos laid the platform for an astonishing victory with the first set of six of the match.

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Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

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.

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Gallen set to make early call on fitness

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Blues captain Paul Gallen is expected to decide on his fitness for Origin III before the team to play in the series decider is announced next Sunday.

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Schools threatened boycott over biff

Ryan Hoffman

Brad Walter NRL boss Dave Smith has revealed that some schools had threatened to ban rugby league if the code went soft on on-field violence in State of Origin.

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Blues coach hamstrung by Hayne's recovery

Jarryd Hayne

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...

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