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

Benji Marshall on course to face Brisbane Broncos despite ankle knock

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Brad Walter Benji Marshall is confident of being fit to play in St George Illawarra's must win match against Brisbane on Friday night but the Kiwi star will rule himself out if he has any concerns about letting...

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos to be included in expanded World Club Challenge

Souths owner Russell Crowe has been pushing for an expanded World Club Challenge.

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Russell Crowe's vision of an expanded World Club Challenge will move a step closer to reality when South Sydney, Brisbane and a third NRL team play the top three Super League clubs in England next...

Josh Hoffman may have played his last game for Brisbane Broncos

Josh Hoffman of the Broncos receives attention in the second half.

Brad Walter New Zealand Test fullback Josh Hoffman may have played his last game for the Broncos after suffering a broken leg in Thursday night's 42-16 loss to South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

Greg Inglis untouchable as South Sydney Rabbitohs demolish Brisbane Broncos

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Brad Walter Greg Inglis turned on an awesome display of power and skill to help assert South Sydney's position as premiership favourites with their fourth win in 17 days.

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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.

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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.

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Dugan bucked by Broncos after rant

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

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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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North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green's inside knowledge a concern for Sydney Roosters

Prior knowledge: Cowboys coach Paul Green was at the Roosters last year when they took out the NRL premiership. The two sides lock horns on Friday.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters players admit North Queensland coach Paul Green knows exactly how they play from his time with the premiers last season and predict that Friday night's semi-final at Allianz Stadium...

Penrith secure fourth: Brisbane make finals, Warriors bow out

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Brad Walter Brisbane players and officials cheered Penrith to victory over the Warriors on Sunday night but the result is bad news for Manly fullback Brett Stewart in his race to be fit for the Sea Eagles...

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We have to learn from loss to Sydney Roosters, says Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy

Let down: Storm captain Billy Slater feels the pain of another Roosters try.

Brad Walter Melbourne captain Cameron Smith admitted the Storm may be playing for their season against Brisbane on Friday night after crashing 24-12 to Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.

Cronulla Sharks players angry and upset over ASADA offer that was too good to refuse

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Brad Walter Some members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad were in tears on Thursday night as they decided to accept backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.

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Cronulla Sharks wary of discount doping bans

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Brad Walter Players involved in the supplement program at Cronulla in 2011 are wary of accepting bans of six months or less as they maintain they never knowingly took any prohibited substances.

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Why NRL clubs want more Sunday afternoon matches

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Brad Walter If the upcoming clash between Canterbury and South Sydney was played on a Sunday afternoon, officials believe it could draw a crowd of about 50,000 at ANZ Stadium but the chances of such a game being...

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Plans to sack Mick Potter backfire as support grows for embattled coach

Getting on with the show: Robbie Farah.

Brad Walter and Michael Carayannis The internal divisions at Wests Tigers over plans to sack Mick Potter may unite the club behind him, with support growing for the embattled coach to retain his job beyond this season.

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NRL playoff schedule set to be finalised with stadiums

Going nowhere: Penrith rookie 
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Brad Walter NRL officials are set to begin talks with representatives of ANZ Stadium and the SCG Trust in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year's finals scheduling problems which led to a double header at Allianz...

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Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans woes set to scupper expansion plans

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Brad Walter Another dismal season in Canberra is raising questions about more than Ricky Stuart 's recent coaching record, with expansion of the NRL now seeming unlikely unless existing clubs fold or re-locate.

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