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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley lauded captain Paul Gallen as one of the state's greatest players and declared that his influence would put the Blues in good stead for years to come.
Brad Walter NSW captain Paul Gallen admits he is embarrassed about his fight with Nate Myles in last year's Origin series opener and does not want to be known as the player whose actions led to the end of...
Phil Lutton, Brad Walter The gentrification of Origin football started before the 39th minute of game one, 2013, but this would be the one-two combination that swiftly disinfected the greatest game of all.
Brad Walter NSW captain Paul Gallen is set to move up front in Origin II after Blues coach Laurie Daley decided to opt for Josh Dugan at right-centre rather than shift back-rower Beau Scott wider in defence.
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...
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.
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...
How hard work has turned Canterbury Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson into an integral part of NSW's Origin future
Brad Walter Before joining Canterbury in 2010, Josh Jackson had never been selected in any representative team of note, but the 23-year-old second-rower is now considered an integral part of NSW coach Laurie...
Brad Walter Past and present Cronulla players were seeking assurances on Thursday night that WADA would not appeal if they accepted backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.
Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is one of 10 current NRL players to accept an ASADA deal which would result in a 12-month ban, back-dated to November 2013 for their involvement in the supplements...
Brad Walter Sydney Roosters second-rower Aiden Guerra is set to be rewarded for a standout season with selection in the Australian squad for the end-of-season Four Nations tournament.
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith and his ASADA counterpart, Ben McDevitt, say past and present Cronulla players were "duped" into taking performance-enhancing drugs while at the club in 2011.
Brad Walter Suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan must agree to be more accountable to the club's board before returning to the job, under a new structure aimed at ensuring the Sharks never again expose their...
Brad Walter After 18 months of anguish and uncertainty, the worst could finally be over for Cronulla officials, players and supporters.
Brad Walter Players involved in the supplement program at Cronulla in 2011 are wary of accepting bans of six months or less as they maintain they never knowingly took any prohibited substances.
Brad Walter Michael Ennis's abuse of referee Gerard Sutton and the time-wasting tactics by the Canterbury captain in Thursday's night's 19-12 loss to South Sydney has been deemed "unacceptable" and resulted in a...
Brad Walter Some members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad were in tears on Thursday night as they decided to accept backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.
Brad Walter The 18-month long investigation into the supplements program at Cronulla in 2011 is set to move a step closer to finalisation with players who were at the club three years ago told to be on standby...
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter Todd Carney's sacking from Cronulla is the latest indication that player power is on the wane, with NSW, Penrith and the Sharks all benefiting from a tough stance on ill discipline by big-name stars.
Brad Walter It’s over. NSW’s 6-4 victory in Origin II was far from pretty but Trent Hodkinson’s winning try is set to be remembered alongside John Aloisi’s goal against Uruguay as the greatest post-Olympic...