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

League

NRL investigates Brisbane Broncos for alleged salary cap breach

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Brad Walter and Phil Lutton Third-party deals with Brisbane players worth up to $500,000 are being investigated by the NRL after the Broncos reported concerns of a possible salary cap breach.

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Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin says attack still needs to improve

Work in progress: Broncos halfback Ben Hunt.

Brad Walter Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin believes his team's attack will continue to improve after halfback Ben Hunt steered the Broncos to a 36-20 win against St George Illawarra.

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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Horse trading: News look to cut Broncos loose

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Brad Walter, Phil Lutton NEWS LTD may consider selling its majority stake in the Brisbane Broncos in a historic move as the media company continues its strategic exit from rugby league.

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Dragons are all huff and puff as Hodges sparks Broncos

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Brad Walter Justin Hodges played only 40 minutes but his class was the difference in Brisbane's gutsy defeat of St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium on Friday.

Rugby League

Dugan bucked by Broncos after rant

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Brad Walter St George Illawarra seems to be Josh Dugan's only remaining option.

League

Broncos end Dugan talks after star's latest tirade

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Brad Walter St George Illawarra appear to be Josh Dugan's only remaining option after the Broncos terminated negotiations with the sacked Canberra star following an Instagram tirade in which he told a Raiders...

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Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

No serious damage: Sam Burgess falls awkwardly on his right shoulder during Souths’ win over the Raiders on Monday.

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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Darius Boyd could follow Wayne Bennett to Brisbane

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Brad Walter Darius Boyd is tipped to follow Wayne Bennett to Brisbane next season but Joey Leilua has told Newcastle officials he doesn't intend to invoke a get-out clause in his contract if the seven-time...

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Winning Starts Monday

Paul McGregor will be the next St George Illawarra coach in a move that will heal divisions in the joint venture

In the box seat: With Wayne Bennett returning to Brisbane, Paul McGregor looks certain to be appointed the full-time St George Illawarra coach.

Brad Walter Paul McGregor is set to become the next St George Illawarra coach in a move that will help prevent divisions from widening within the joint venture.

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St George Illawarra set to move on Wayne Bennett

Knight shift: Wayne Bennett will leave Newcastle at the end of the season.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust is expected to meet Wayne Bennett early next week to discuss the possibility of the seven-times premiership winning coach returning to the club next...

League

Where will supercoach Wayne Bennett end up next?

Swamped: Wayne Bennett faces the media on Thursday.

Brad Walter Potential destinations for Wayne Bennett.

League

Wayne Bennett says he's interested in returning to St George Illawarra Dragons

Time to go: Wayne Bennett fronts the media in Newcastle on Thursday.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett has confirmed his interest in returning to St George Illawarra after the seven-times premiership-winning coach threw himself into the market by announcing he would leave Newcastle at...

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Paul McGregor should get job ahead of Wayne Bennett: St George Illawarra Dragons director

Respected: Interim Dragons coach Paul McGregor instructs his players during training at WIN Stadium.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra director Sean O'Connor has spoken out in support of caretaker coach Paul McGregor being appointed to the job full-time and believes he would be a better option than Wayne Bennett.

League

State of Origin scheduling: Six questions for six experts

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Brad Walter State of Origin is the pinnacle of the game and every match just keeps getting bigger, but each year the calls for changes to the scheduling grow louder.

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Cronulla Sharks star Todd Carney sacked over vulgar photo incident

Todd Carney during the Sharks' victory against the Brisbane Broncos in Brisbane on Friday night.

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter, Rose Powell Cronulla Sharks five-eighth Todd Carney has reportedly been sacked by the NRL club after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act in a hotel bathroom was widely circulated on social media but chief...

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League

Todd Carney showed he had learned little from his past mistakes

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Brad Walter A meeting with Atherton Roosters president Mick Nasser after last Friday night’s match in Brisbane should have reminded Todd Carney of what it was like to lose his livelihood as an NRL player.

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Samoa 32 Fiji 16

Tagataese sent off as Samoa clinch Four Nations berth with win over Civoniceva-inspired Fiji

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Brad Walter A surprise comeback by Petero Civoniceva failed to help Fiji secure a Four Nations berth as out of favour Canterbury centre and rookie Cronulla halfback Penani Manumaleali'i led a 12-man Samoa to...

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Greg Bird could miss State of Origin series after lifting tackle

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Brad Walter Greg Bird must decide whether to risk missing the entire State of Origin series for NSW by challenging a judiciary charge after becoming the first high-profile victim of the NRL’s crackdown on...

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Dragons sure Marshall will soon be sporting a Red V

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Brad Walter St George Illawarra officials are confident a dispute with Wests Tigers over Benji Marshall’s contract will not prevent the former New Zealand skipper from playing next weekend, but he might not...