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

Trent Hodkinson kicks Bulldogs home despite wounded knee

Brad Walter Trent Hodkinson feared the worst after hearing a "pop" in his left knee during Saturday night's finals defeat of Manly.

Coaches share same goal, but difference in pressure is vast

Brad Walter The NRL's coaches' call left little doubt as to which of this weekend's preliminary final matches carries the most pressure for those involved.

Fears grow about new 'kick at referee' tactic deciding NRL grand final

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Brad Walter "It's our ball. The rule is that it's our ball".

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How hard work has turned Canterbury Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson into an integral part of NSW's Origin future

Making up for lost time: Josh Jackson has made a rapid rise through the ranks since joining the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Before joining Canterbury in 2010, Josh Jackson had never been selected in any representative team of note, but the 23-year-old second-rower is now considered an integral part of NSW coach Laurie...

Michael Ennis admits Canterbury Bulldogs need more discipline

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Brad Walter Canterbury captain Michael Ennis has shrugged off his on-field clashes with referees as a sign of his "competitive side" but admits a lack of discipline has been letting the Bulldogs down in recent...

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Out of favour Krisnan Inu happy to stay put at Canterbury Bulldogs

No rush: Samoan centre Krisnan Inu is tackled by Fijian counterpart Semi Radradra.

Brad Walter Bulldogs centre Krisnan Inu insists he is prepared to bide his time in the NSW Cup and has no plans to ask the club for a release.

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The Fifita effect: Collapse of Bulldogs deal pricks NRL transfer bubble

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Brad Walter The collapse of Andrew Fifita's deal with Canterbury has returned balance to the transfer market and highlighted why players' contract details should be listed publicly.

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Concussion rules: NRL haven't cleared Bulldogs over James Graham incident

Under a cloud: Canterbury’s James Graham scores against Melbourne in his controversial round-four appearance after suffering a heavy hit.

Brad Walter The NRL is looking into whether the Bulldogs breached the new concussion rules by not removing English prop James Graham from the field immediately after a heavy tackle in their round four win over...

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Andrew Fifita looks set to sign with Cronulla Sharks and sue Canterbury Bulldogs

Sharks prop Andrew Fifita is set to finally re-sign with Cronulla.

Brad Walter Test prop Andrew Fifita may sue Canterbury for up to $3.4 million after his lawyers issued the club with legal documents over the failed four-year deal to join the Bulldogs next season.

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Sharks prop Andrew Fifita breaks down after telling teammates of Canterbury Bulldogs switch

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Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Test prop Andrew Fifita broke down and cried after Monday night's loss to Gold Coast as he told Cronulla team-mates the reasons he had accepted a four year $3.4 million deal with Canterbury.

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Bulldogs are inflating player market, says Sharks chairman

Going: Andrew Fifita has signed with the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh has accused Canterbury of inflating the player market and called for changes to the NRL transfer system after losing Andrew Fifita and Michael Lichaa to the Bulldogs on...

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Ben Barba denials have placed Bulldogs and Todd Greenberg in firing line

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Brad Walter Todd Greenberg's handling of the Ben Barba situation at the start of the season was considered by many to be the making of the Canterbury chief executive who has since risen to the post of NRL head...

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Bulldogs did right thing with Barba claims, inquiry finds

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Brad Walter NRL head of football Todd Greenberg and Canterbury officials he previously worked with have been cleared over their handling of domestic violence allegations involving star fullback Ben Barba.

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Allegations against Bulldogs serious: ARL head

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Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant has described as "serious" the alleged verbal abuse of a female television reporter during the Canterbury Bulldogs' Mad Monday celebrations,...

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Bulldogs staffer in firing line over abuse

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Brad Walter AT LEAST one member of Canterbury's training staff is believed to be facing disciplinary action but officials have refused to clear the club's players of being responsible for the sexist abuse...

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Bulldogs' Corey Payne retires

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Brad Walter Just days after addressing an Australia Day function as NSW Young Australian of the Year, Bulldogs forward Corey Payne has decided to retire to focus on business opportunities.

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Bulldogs face wait for SBW

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Brad Walter CANTERBURY fans will have to wait until round 15 for Sonny Bill Williams to return to ANZ Stadium against the club he walked out on in 2008.

Bulldogs winger Steve Turner retires after failing to overcome injury

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Brad Walter Former NSW Origin winger Steve Turner has succumbed to a knee injury and retired from playing with the Bulldogs.

Winning Starts Monday

Bulldogs jostle for position among elite

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Brad Walter After just three rounds, the NRL has already split into the haves and have nots, and the best chance some teams appear to have of making the finals is if players from Cronulla and Manly are suspended...

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SBW all smiles as Bulldogs fans line up to take a shot of former idol

Brad Walter As Sonny Bill Williams stopped to pose for a yet another photo with a well-wisher on the main street of Lakemba, a passer-by tried to intervene.

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