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

Rugby league

Marshall available for Storm match

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter WESTS TIGERS playmaker Benji Marshall is free to play in Saturday night's must-win clash with Melbourne after pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge.

Inu rockets from cast-off to one-off

Krisnan Inu

Brad Walter KRISNAN INU has vowed to repay Des Hasler for the faith he showed in him when he signed the goalkicking centre mid-season by helping Canterbury win a premiership on Sunday.

League

Harrigan, Raper axed for Origin denials

Bill Harrigan

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper's refusal to concede match officials got controversial decisions wrong in State of Origin led to the sacking of the referees bosses yesterday.

CEO hunt on backburner as ARLC tackles tasks

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Brad Walter ARL Commission chairman John Grant has indicated that the appointment of a new chief executive may not be far away but, five months after David Gallop's resignation, it is no longer the most pressing...

League

On-schedule Mick's no hurry Potter

Mick Potter

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.

Little doubt there'll be no benefit rule next year

NRL

Brad Walter THE controversial benefit-of-the-doubt rule is set to be scrapped after the appointment of a new refereeing structure headed by former Parramatta and Warriors coach Daniel Anderson.

State of Origin

Dugan, Ennis in the frame to replace injured Blues duo

Josh Dugan

Brad Walter Josh Dugan and Michael Ennis are believed to have been earmarked as the standby players to replace injured NSW duo Jarryd Hayne and Robbie Farah in Origin II at Suncorp Stadium on June 26.

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Winning Starts Monday

Fortune favoured Blues - this time

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter Forget the moral outrage over the rights and wrongs of Paul Gallen punching Nate Myles in last Wednesday night's State of Origin.

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League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

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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Board games at Titans as Searle makes way

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Brad Walter Titans founder Michael Searle has stood down as chief executive of the Gold Coast Titans

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...

Hasler gets his man - ref gig goes to Archer

Brad Walter dinkus

Brad Walter Tony Archer has been appointed to control a Canterbury match for the first time in more than two years on Sunday after Bulldogs coach Des Hasler alerted referees bosses Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper...

Challenge system before rules panel

Referee

Brad Walter AN NFL-style ''challenge system'' enabling coaches or captains to contest refereeing decisions is set to be trialled after a meeting of the game's Rules Advisory Committee today.

League

On-field challenges to trial in under-20s

Brad Walter Captains will be allowed unlimited challenges to refereeing decisions under an NFL-style system to be trialled before the end of the season - as long as those challenges are proved correct.

Rugby league

Toyota Cup trial spell for captain's challenge

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Brad Walter CAPTAINS will be allowed unlimited challenges to refereeing decisions under an NFL-style system to be trialled before the end of the season – as long as those challenges are proved correct.

Harrigan bid to clear obstruction chaos

Josh Reynolds

Brad Walter ''Gentlemen, we have put this DVD together to hopefully dispel confusion around obstruction calls.''

Harrigan puts choke hold on coaches to end wrestle mania

Brad Walter REFEREES' boss Bill Harrigan has warned coaches a blitz on wrestling tactics that forced Dragons captain Ben Hornby to concede his team may have to change its tackling style would continue.

Harrigan warns blitz on wrestling tactics will continue

Brad Walter Referees boss Bill Harrigan has warned coaches a blitz on wrestling tactics that forced Dragons captain Ben Hornby to concede his team may have to change its tackling style would continue.

The charge down stand-down: referee and touch judge dumped after Sharks slip-up

Jared Maxwell.

Brad Walter Officials stood down over golden-point blunder that sparked Sharks fury

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Not his Best call: Video ref faced axe if try had been awarded

Shane Flanagan

Brad Walter VIDEO referee Steve Clark could have been the third match official axed from Sunday's Tigers-Sharks clash at Leichhardt Oval after admitting he would have awarded a disallowed try to Cronulla centre...