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

Winning Starts Monday

NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

League

Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne won't be sanctioned by NRL over referee comments

Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne remonstrates with referee Jared Maxwell at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Brad Walter Parramatta skipper Jarryd Hayne has been cleared of any breach of NRL rules for his criticism of the match officials in Sunday's last minute loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval.

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League

Price quits Samoa post to focus on Dragons

Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has relinquished his role in charge of Samoa for the World Cup and will be replaced by NSW and Parramatta assistant Matt Parish.

Sin Bin

NRL announces grand plans for Dally M awards

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Brad Walter The NRL's official player-of-the-year awards, the Dally Ms, have been moved to grand final week. NRL head of commercial and marketing Paul Kind confirmed the Dally Ms would be held on the Tuesday...

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League

Foran turns Marshall's swansong into a Horo show

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter The king is dead, long live the king!

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League

Drugs probe not linked to signing delays: Noyce

Rugby League Cronulla Sharks training at Toyota Park. Nathan Gardner. Tuesday April 10th 2012.
Pictures Steve Christo

Brad Walter Cronulla officials insist the future of seven unsigned players called for interviews with Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigators will be determined for football reasons alone.

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League

NRL won't change video ref process

Jorge Taufua

Brad Walter Calls for the NRL to revert to video referees making decisions on tries without input from the on-field officials are set to fall on deaf ears after a review of all procedures at the end of the...

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League

Galuvao tipped for stunning finals return

Joe Galuvao

Brad Walter More than five months after suffering what was initially described as a career-ending Achilles injury, Joe Galuvao has emerged as a potential shock selection for Manly in Sunday night's grand final...

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League

Manly deserve more respect for sustained success, says Kite

Brent Kite

Brad Walter Manly players claim the Sea Eagles are aiming for their fourth grand final win in seven years after the Storm were stripped of the 2007 premiership, and believe they deserve greater recognition for...

League

Now we wait to see if SBW saunters off into the sunset

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Brad Walter Even if Sonny Bill Williams now walks away from the NRL for a second time, all fans - and not just Sydney Roosters supporters - should celebrate the fact he came back to show off his remarkable...

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Winning Starts Monday

Clive Churchill Medal furore raises questions that need to be answered

Daly Cherry-Evans.

Brad Walter Would the Australian selectors ever award the Clive Churchill Medal to a player aligned to another Test-playing nation or were 25 per cent of the stars in Sunday night's NRL grand final ineligible?

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League

Lui's cousin sent out bet tweet: Cowboys

Robert Lui

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson Robert Lui’s cousin has been revealed as the man responsible for tweeting about betting on the North Queensland match from the halfback’s Twitter account on Saturday night.

League

Dogs to fight Hasler's ref slur fine

Des Hasler

Brad Walter CANTERBURY will fight a $10,000 fine against coach Des Hasler after the Bulldogs coach was accused of using a false account of an on-field discussion between match officials to imply that decisions...

Premiership state of mind spreads among Souths greats

Inglis

Brad Walter and Michael Chammas "THERE'S no pressure . . . but we need that 21st premiership."

Rugby League

Bulldogs win fiery final

Manly's Jason King is placed on report by referee Ashley Klein.

Brad Walter, Sydney Canterbury Bulldogs get the better of Manly in a fiery start to the NRL finals.

Time on Matai's side for late return

Steve Matai

Brad Walter MANLY centre Steve Matai would have been lucky to play again this year after his high tackle on Canterbury winger Sam Perrett on Friday night if a previous suspension hadn’t been wiped from his...

Maguire includes standbys in plans

Michael Maguire

Brad Walter SOUTH SYDNEY coach Michael Maguire has placed players on standby for injured pair Nathan Merritt and Jason Clark as the pair race the clock to be fit for Saturday night's elimination final against...

Pritchard realises he is on collision course with Hasler if timing is out

Bulldogs training

Brad Walter CANTERBURY forward Frank Pritchard believes rival players have begun deliberately colliding with him when he runs as a decoy in attack to try and get a penalty for obstruction.

Sin Bin

Benji's injury saves Kiwi selectors from having to toe the line

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Brad Walter Benji Marshall's toe injury may have saved the New Zealand selectors from another tough decision about the Wests Tigers star.

League

Complex eligibility rules weaken homegrown clash

Brad Walter The plight of Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has helped highlight why league’s representative eligibility rules will always be problematic and how the City-Country match is losing its relevance.

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