Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

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...

Broncos wary of fullback threat

Billy Slater

Greg Prichard THE first thing Brisbane need to do against Melbourne tonight is avoid being carved up by a fullback - again.

Rigours of Origin threaten to take toll on Storm-Broncos blockbuster

Storm v Broncos

Greg Prichard THE timing of potentially the biggest NRL game of the season - Melbourne versus Brisbane - just two days after State of Origin I is an example of hideous scheduling that could see a blockbuster game...

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Broncos saddled for slicker Cowboys

Caption:     SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Corey Norman of the       Broncos makes a run during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta       Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at Parramatta Stadium on March 2, 2012 in       Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) norman.jpg

Greg Prichard BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin has warned his players to expect the real North Queensland at Suncorp Stadium tonight after an inexplicably poor first-round performance from the Cowboys.

I told you so: Hasler plays the underdog

Des Hasler

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE and Manly have the best records of any of the finals teams against fellow top-eight sides, which goes some way to supporting the opinions of bookmakers that they should be shorter in...

Fittler says Thurston will be in fine fettle for years to come

Brad Fittler

Greg Prichard BRAD Fittler, as good a judge of a five-eighth as there is, says Johnathan Thurston is changing the way five-eighths play and is an even better player in that position than he was as a halfback.

Power play: Blues prepared to pair Sims with Williams for extra impact

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Greg Prichard Don't be surprised if NSW go with a double whammy of second-row powerhouses off the bench in Tariq Sims and Tony Williams for Origin I against Queensland.

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There's no room for sentiment: Petero wants Maroon jersey, if Mal wants him

Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA has told Queensland coach Mal Meninga he doesn't want to be picked on sentiment to play State of Origin.

League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's position in brackets.

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Carney has the tricks to take Origin by storm

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

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Dugan hits out at critics after breaking booze ban

Josh Dugan

Greg Prichard CANBERRA star Josh Dugan was upset with himself and his critics on Twitter last night, after he was dropped for Friday's game against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium for breaching the club's alcohol...

League

Old gripe about refs, same old result for Smith's plucky Roosters

Mini

Greg Prichard To their credit, Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith and captain Braith Anasta said controversial decisions by the match officials - the majority of which went against their side - didn't cost them the...

Rugby League

Bowen firming as favourite to replace Slater

Matthew Bowen

Adrian Proszenko and Greg Prichard MATT BOWEN is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

Bowen in box seat as Mal shies away from shifting Inglis to fullback

Matt Bowen

Greg Prichard QUEENSLAND coach Mal Meninga has admitted his concern that moving Greg Inglis from centre to fullback would weaken one of his team's strongest areas - and at the same time declared his delight with...

League

Griffin says knock won't mean early end to season for Thaiday

Sam Thaiday

Greg Prichard BRISBANE captain Sam Thaiday may need surgery at the end of the season to correct a shoulder problem, but the team's coach, Anthony Griffin, is confident he will make it that far without breaking...

Talking points

Wrecking ball Williams can be deciding factor in Maroons' destruction

Tony Williams

Greg Prichard Tony Williams is the most important player in State of Origin III.

Rugby league

McGuire's evolution gets Thaiday excited

Thaiday

Greg Prichard BRISBANE captain Sam Thaiday has heralded the tremendous form of prop Josh McGuire in the absence of the team's State of Origin stars as the Broncos get back to full strength for Friday night's game...

Pick a club, talk about cash later, Lewis told

Luke Lewis

Greg Prichard and Sam Hall THE manager of Luke Lewis has instructed the NSW and Australian forward to decide which clubs he would be interested in playing for as the process to find the representative star a new home speeds up.

This is what trials are for: Kearney says Eels centre spot is wide open

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard ESI TONGA could find himself playing alongside his representative star brother, Willie, in the premiership opener if he can come up with a big game for Parramatta against Penrith in Friday's trial at...