Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Hasler's worked a miracle, Bulldog legend says

Greg Prichard Steve Mortimer, the greatest ever Canterbury player, says the Bulldogs coach Des Hasler will complete a footballing miracle if he can steer the team to a win in Sunday's grand final.

Revolutionary revelation: Mortimer marvels at miracle

Steve Mortimer

Greg Prichard STEVE MORTIMER, one of Canterbury's greats, says Bulldogs coach Des Hasler will complete a footballing miracle if he can steer the team to a win in Sunday's grand final.

Rugby league

Broncos peg title hopes to Griffin with long-term deal

Anthony Griffin

Greg Prichard IDEALLY, Anthony Griffin would like to spend the rest of his coaching days in charge of Brisbane, but the realist in him won't let him consider that possibility - even at a club whose first coach was...

Plunge on Raiders sparks rumours of a rest for Dogs

Des Hasler

Glenn Jackson, Greg Prichard A BETTING plunge yesterday on Canberra before tonight's clash with Canterbury has sparked speculation Bulldogs coach Des Hasler plans to rest some of his stars in the run-in to the finals.

League

Smart money's on Hasler making late changes

Glenn Jackson, Greg Prichard A betting plunge yesterday on Canberra ahead of tonight's clash with Canterbury has sparked speculation that Bulldogs coach Des Hasler was planning to rest some of his stars in the run-in to the...

Long and winding road ends as result takes back seat to fab four

Nathan Hindmarsh

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE Illawarra beat Parramatta at ANZ Stadium last night, but the result didn't mean nearly as much as it normally would in a game of football.

Will Sea Eagles fans dare to travel?

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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.

Try-scoring Cooper the leader of the packs

Greg Prichard Take a look at the important bits and pieces from the NRL finals action so far.

Travel broadens the mind: rejuvenated veteran Buderus determined to show that age is no barrier to performance

Greg Prichard THE easy thing to say is that Danny Buderus is too old - that at 34 he has bitten off more than he can chew and will not be able to cut it back in the NRL after three years of playing in England.

Boyd already a revelation in the Hunter despite weight of expectation

Greg Prichard IF ANYTHING is going to stop Darius Boyd this season, it won't be the pressure of expectation.

Early signs good for Bennett and Cleary as troops fall into line

Greg Prichard However long it takes for Wayne Bennett to get Newcastle to play the way he wants and start challenging for a premiership, it is bound to happen.

Tagataese set for more game time, says coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Sam Tagataese of the Sharks makes a break to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Toyota Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard THE Cronulla coach, Shane Flanagan, says second-rower Sam Tagataese has the potential to be one of the NRL's big improvers.

Sterling backs playmaker Mullen to realise his potential under Bennett

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11:  Jarrod Mullen of the Knights runs with the ball during the round 18 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the North Queensland Cowboys at Ausgrid Stadium on July 11, 2011 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PETER STERLING says master coach Wayne Bennett will do for Jarrod Mullen at Newcastle what he did for Jamie Soward at St George Illawarra.

Between Bennett and a hard place, but Price says he's all right

180112 - The launch for the Charity Sheild game at ANZ stadium, Homebush. Captains, coaches and players from the Sotuh Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragongs rugby league teams at a press conference to promte this years clash  and the charities they will raise monet for from this pre season game. Pictured from left is South Sydney coach Michael Maguire and St George coach Steve Price. SMH SPORT Photo Domino Postiglione

Greg Prichard THE last man to follow Wayne Bennett into a coaching job, Ivan Henjak, is nowhere to be seen in the NRL these days.

Tinkler, trainer, mogul, knight: the code's greatest coach won't crack under pressure

Wayne Bennett

Greg Prichard THE sight of mega-rich owner Nathan Tinkler at Newcastle's last training session before tonight's season-opening game was hardly going to intimidate Wayne Bennett, the game's greatest coach.

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Forget the Bennett factor, former players have no reason to show up their old master

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Greg Prichard Surely it's no coincidence that teams Wayne Bennett used to coach have such a good record against him. There has to be more to it than that.

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In veteran, master coach has found his latest Lockyer

ANZ Stadium. NRL Bulldogs v Knights. Pic shows.... Danny Buderus.  Photo: Quentin Jones. 25 Mar 2012.

Greg Prichard Wayne Bennett has found his Newcastle version of Darren Lockyer at Brisbane and Ben Hornby at St George Illawarra.

Apprentice Price gets one over master in thrilling season-opener

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01:  Jamie Soward of the Dragons celebrates with team mate Brett Morris after kicking the winning field goal in extra time during the round one NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Hunter Stadium on March 1, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard Steve Price, take a bow. You took your team to your coaching mentor's new house and came away with the win.

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Bennett seeks an explanation

Wayne Bennett

Greg Prichard Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett is covering all the angles heading into Friday night's big game against unbeaten competition leaders Melbourne at AAMI Park.

League

Ban Buderus, says Colley

Greg Prichard Country Rugby League chairman Jock Colley says the need to protect the integrity of the City-Country concept at a time when its future is threatened leaves him with no choice but to seek to have...