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...

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.

Stuart throws down gauntlet for Blues

NSW Blues coach Ricky Stuart

Greg Prichard NSW COACH Ricky Stuart has publicly challenged the top Blues-eligible props in the NRL to force him not to pick Paul Gallen in the front row for State of Origin I.

Weekend analysis

Todd looks good for his first Blues jersey but really he needs to be great

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD Carney might think he's ready for State of Origin, but in reality he isn't. Not yet.

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Tamou bolts into Test calculations as selectors consider the options

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Greg Prichard BARELY a week after NSW coach Ricky Stuart nominated him as one of the props under consideration for State of Origin selection, James Tamou is also a potential bolter for the Australian team.

Clock ticking for Blues wannabes as squad takes shape

Brett Stewart

Greg Prichard INJURED stars Glenn Stewart, Josh Dugan and Brett Stewart need to get back on the field quickly if they are to have any chance of making the NSW side for State of Origin I against Queensland at...

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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