Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Will Sea Eagles fans dare to travel?

Greg Prichard Any chance of Manly fans turning up in numbers for their team's semi-final against North Queensland at Allianz Stadium on Friday? The Sea Eagles need their support.

Raiders' resurgence provides fans a dash of the Green Machine's glory days

Josh Dugan

Greg Prichard There is something about Canberra that makes you love them when they are on fire.

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...

Cronulla close to signing major sponsor, says Irvine

Greg Prichard CRONULLA'S chairman, Damian Irvine, says the club is set to have a major sponsor in place before the season kicks off on March 1.

Numero uno: Mortimer at fullback for Dogs clash

Daniel Mortimer

Greg Prichard DANIEL MORTIMER has been named at fullback for Sydney Roosters in their opening trial game against Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday but that is just the first of a number of positions he...

Analysis

They may not be at their best but stars still shine

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Greg Prichard Where do you begin with an incredible game like that? The only place is at the end, when the players whose responsibility it is to make the difference want the ball in their hands.

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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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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...

Carney has the tricks to take Origin by storm

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Greg Prichard 1 Todd Carney must play sensationally for NSW to have a chance of winning game one and getting the jump on Queensland in the State of Origin series.

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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Talking points

Sharks star has to show he's back to brilliant best

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Greg Prichard Tonight's game between Parramatta and Cronulla will give NSW a good idea of their chances against Queensland in State of Origin II.

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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...

ANALYSIS

Farah's got what it takes, regardless of whether NSW can break drought

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Greg Prichard The great thing about rugby league is that it keeps offering second chances. If you keep working hard and hanging in there, you can get the opportunity to make up for past disappointments.

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Decision pending for Origin III referees but panel wants stability

Rugby League St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers  Tigers Robbie Farah  talks to referee Tony Archer at Win Jubilee Oval. Friday March 16th 2012.Pictures Steve Christo SMH Sport/News

Greg Prichard REFEREES Tony Archer and Ben Cummins and video referee Steve Clark appear likely to remain in charge for what is arguably the biggest game in State of Origin history.

Talking points

Five things we learnt from last night's game

Carney

Greg Prichard The talking points from Origin II.

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League

Vintage Thurston showed his class when it really counted

Greg Prichard The biggest stage calls for the greatest players to show what makes them so good under the most extreme pressure. Enter Johnathan Thurston.