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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
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...
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.
State of Origin
Brad Walter They are the statistics that show why NSW coach Laurie Daley had no hesitation in selecting Josh Dugan for State of Origin just five games into his NRL return after being sacked by Canberra.
Brad Walter To get an idea of what NSW are up against at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night, consider this fact: five of Queensland's most senior players have each had as many, or more, Origin wins at the venue...
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STATE OF ORIGIN
Brad Walter The Blues will go into Wednesday night's Origin at Suncorp Stadium full of confidence from not only their performance in the series opener but the way Queensland has reacted to the defeat.
Brad Walter NSW players had no one to blame but themselves as they undid all of their good work in Origin I with an undisciplined performance that enabled Queensland to level the series at Suncorp Stadium.
Brad Walter A tackle by Mitchell Pearce on Billy Slater in the final minute of Origin I was being blamed for an incident on Wednesday night that the NSW camp claim may turn next month's series decider into a...
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley was disappointed with Trent Merrin for his lack of discipline in Origin II - but not as unhappy as he was with the performance of referees Shayne Hayne and Ashley Klein.
Brad Walter Blues captain Paul Gallen is expected to decide on his fitness for Origin III before the team to play in the series decider is announced next Sunday.
Brad Walter NRL boss Dave Smith has revealed that some schools had threatened to ban rugby league if the code went soft on on-field violence in State of Origin.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter This year's State of Origin series is set to break just about every record by which public interest can be measured - but at what cost to NRL clubs?
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith has ruled out the possibility of players suspended in an Origin match serving the ban for NSW or Queensland rather than their clubs.
Brad Walter It is often said Sonny Bill Williams can do things other players aren't capable of doing.
Brad Walter After hailing the flurry of blows Paul Gallen unleashed on Nate Myles in last month's series opener as "a great Origin moment", it was notable that NSW coach Laurie Daley did not utter similar words...
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...
Brad Walter Having taken over the mantle as the No.1 NRL player on form this season, Andrew Fifita is ready to fill the shoes of injured NSW captain Paul Gallen in Wednesday night's Origin series decider.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter The easiest thing for NSW coach Laurie Daley to do after making final decisions on the fitness of Paul Gallen and Greg Bird for Wednesday night's series decider would have been to stick with the...
Brad Walter Queensland make it eight series wins in a row as NSW squander a glut of possession.