Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

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.

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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 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.

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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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.

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...

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Trials necessary evil as injury list grows

By Greg Prichard The Charity Shield game may have ripped a hole in South Sydney's forward pack, with prop Luke Burgess out injured for three months, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says trial matches are a...

High shot could rule Petero out of opener

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06:  Petero Civoniceva of the Maroons in action during game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 6, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard NRL match review committee chairman Greg McCallum is awaiting the arrival of video that will determine whether Queensland and Australian prop Petero Civoniceva faces a charge that could result in him...

Souths left to count the cost as Burgess joins rehab ward

Luke Burgess.

Greg Prichard THE Charity Shield game might have ripped a hole in South Sydney's forward pack, after prop Luke Burgess was forced out injured for three months, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says trial...

Friday games no guarantee of success says Griffin

Broncos

Greg Prichard BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin says that knowing his side will play a string of Friday night games doesn't make it any easier for the Broncos to win.

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.

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Todd looks good for his first Blues jersey but really he needs to be great

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD Carney might think he's ready for State of Origin, but in reality he isn't. Not yet.

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Star pairing missing, but never fear because the youth brigade is here

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Corey Norman of the Broncos attempts to break free from the defence during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)norman.jpg

Greg Prichard ANTHONY GRIFFIN has found a positive out of having to do without both Darren Lockyer and Peter Wallace for the first time since he began coaching Brisbane at the start of last season.

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

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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