Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Daley turns to Stuart in first step on Origin quest

Laurie Daley

Greg Prichard NEWLY-appointed NSW coach Laurie Daley will meet with his predecessor, Ricky Stuart, tomorrow to kick-start his planning for next year's State of Origin campaign.

Flanagan guarded on plans for Gardner

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Nathan Gardner of the Sharks injures his knee during the round six NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the St George Illawara Dragons at Toyota Stadium on April 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) nathan.jpg

Greg Prichard NATHAN GARDNER will be on the bus to Canberra today as part of an extended Cronulla squad for tomorrow's elimination final against the Raiders, but there is no guarantee Sharks coach Shane Flanagan...

Carney's Achilles injury adds insult for shabby Sharks

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD CARNEY would not have played again in the finals series had Cronulla won yesterday. He has a suspected tear to the Achilles tendon in his right foot, which, if scans to be taken today confirm...

Petero's Origin intent is as strong as ever

Greg Prichard Petero Civoniceva is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

Long-serving Civoniceva still a crucial part of Meninga's Maroons

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26:  Petero Civoniceva of the Maroons is tackled by Matt Cooper of the Blues during game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

Power play: Blues prepared to pair Sims with Williams for extra impact

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Greg Prichard Don't be surprised if NSW go with a double whammy of second-row powerhouses off the bench in Tariq Sims and Tony Williams for Origin I against Queensland.

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Price fears determined, desperate Blues outfit

Pic shows Steve Price wrapped up by Nathan Hindmarsh during the first half of the State Of Origin at Telstra Stadium. 13th June 2007  Fairfax Sport/ NSW V QLD State of Origin  Photo by Dallas Kilponen/dak.

Greg Prichard FORMER Queensland great Steve Price says he is more nervous about the potential for NSW to knock over the record-breaking Maroons in the State of Origin series than he has been for many years.

Gallen cops it again as Souths star lashes out

Paul Gallen

Greg Prichard AFTER being injured and placed on report in the loss to South Sydney on Monday night, Cronulla captain Paul Gallen again found himself in the firing line yesterday, when Rabbitohs star and fellow...

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.

League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's ranking in brackets

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League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

Greg Prichard Last week's ranking in brackets.

Long time coming, but big-game debut a chance to carve up troubled history, and the opposition

Greg Prichard When would Todd Carney have made his State of Origin debut, had he not been his own worst enemy? Probably 2009.

Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Paul Gallen

Greg Prichard Greg Prichard pinpoints five important themes from Origin I.

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Ricky gets personal to put Carney at ease

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard, Dominic Bossi TODD CARNEY said a lunchtime chat yesterday with NSW coach Ricky Stuart - in which they talked about life, rather than football - put him in the right frame of mind to begin making his mark on State...

Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Carney

Greg Prichard The talking points from Origin II.

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Pray Blues can scratch their seven-year itch

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Greg Prichard What if we lose? No, seriously, what if we lose? We meaning NSW, since the push for the Blues to win the series-deciding State of Origin III and stop the Queensland rot is so strong it's like...

Pick a club, talk about cash later, Lewis told

Luke Lewis

Greg Prichard and Sam Hall THE manager of Luke Lewis has instructed the NSW and Australian forward to decide which clubs he would be interested in playing for as the process to find the representative star a new home speeds up.

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...

Blair shows makings of a leader at new club

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Greg Prichard ADAM BLAIR says that while he is taking a back seat in his early days at Wests Tigers, he wants to develop into a leader at the club.

Tagataese set for more game time, says coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Sam Tagataese of the Sharks makes a break to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Toyota Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard THE Cronulla coach, Shane Flanagan, says second-rower Sam Tagataese has the potential to be one of the NRL's big improvers.