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

League

St George Illawarra coach Steve Price critical of 10-metre ruling

Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has questioned the consistency of the 10-metre rule in Friday night's 36-20 loss to Brisbane and suggested that opposition teams were taking advantage of new...

League

St George Illawarra Dragons must fire soon or Steve Price will be feeling the heat

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Brad Walter It is too early for suggestions that St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has only six weeks to save his job, but if his players don't show greater commitment in the opening premiership matches, the...

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League

Steve Price survives Dragons coaching review

Steve Price

Brad Walter St George Illawarra coach Steve Price will remain in the job next season after a review of the club’s coaching structure.

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League

Michael Maguire backs John Sutton's move to forwards as he trumps Bob McCarthy

Michael Maguire

Brad Walter South Sydney captain John Sutton will revert to five-eighth in his record-breaking 212th match for the foundation club but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire still believes the decision to move him to...

League

Brisbane Broncos end St George Illawarra's perfect record

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Brad Walter Senior Brisbane players believe the Broncos have confirmed their standing as premiership contenders after inflicting St George Illawarra's first defeat to deny the Dragons the best start to a season...

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League

Starting out in AFL territory helped Gareth Widdop to league heartland

In form: New Dragon Gareth Widdop.

Brad Walter It has taken Gareth Widdop seven years to achieve his teenage ambition of playing for a team based in rugby league heartland, but if the new St George Illawarra playmaker hadn't detoured via...

League

Gareth Widdop stars as Dragons outlast Tigers

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Brad Walter England five-eighth Gareth Widdop demonstrated why St George Illawarra had paid big money to sign him by spearheading the Dragons to a 44-24 defeat of Wests Tigers in his first appearance for the...

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Michael Maguire sticks with plan to move John Sutton into forwards

John Sutton

Brad Walter John Sutton's move into the forwards is expected to proceed as planned, despite South Sydney coach Michael Maguire being unable to try a new halves combination in the pre-season after the withdrawal...

League

2014 Charity Shield: Josh Dugan injury tops off a miserable night for the Dragons

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Greg Inglis of Souths drags the defence of Dylan Farrell and Jason Nighingale during the NRL Charity Shield match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Dragons at WIN Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Brad Walter St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan may be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury in a horror night for the Dragons as they crashed to one of the heaviest defeats in Charity...

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League

Steve Menzies, the eager Beaver, back for Manly Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Manly legend Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play for the Sea Eagles in the Auckland Nines, and the 40-year-old hasn't closed the door on the possibility of another stint in the NRL.

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League

NRL captains to be sent packing under new referee rules

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Brad Walter Referees will be instructed to waive complaining captains away after awarding a penalty as coaches admit some players will take time to adjust to the rule changes introduced in the NRL this season.

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Matt Scott hails Petero Civoniceva and hopes to end his career

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Brad Walter Matt Scott will ignore the pain of a broken finger to help the Kangaroos qualify for the World Cup final at Old Trafford and play in what he hopes will be the last game for former Queensland and...

League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

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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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Pursuit of Chase aborted due to cap inclusion, Dragons boss tells members

Rangi Chase

Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust told a members' forum the reason the Dragons hadn't been able to sign England halfback Rangi Chase was because the money he had earned in Super League...

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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.

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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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Boxing

Sharks sensed Dragons couldn't hold on

Brad Walter Cronulla players have revealed that comments by St George Illawarra players as they packed into a 79th-minute scrum near the Sharks' line had convinced them they were going to snatch an unlikely...

Winning Starts Monday

Penalty ploy to slow play should get sin bin

Brad Walter Teams deliberately conceding penalties near their own tryline has joined the leg twist, the "cannonball" and the "crusher" as a tactic being employed across the NRL to slow the game down.

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What price loyalty? Two champions bid farewell, but sadly, not on their own terms

Brad Walter It should never be allowed to end this way but unless something changes in the coming days, Matt Bowen - the face of the Cowboys for 14 seasons - will play his final game in North Queensland and...

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