Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Lyon trains, aims to take on Cowboys

Greg Prichard MANLY coach Geoff Toovey was upbeat about the chances of Jamie Lyon playing against North Queensland at Allianz Stadium tomorrow night after the centre trained on his injured calf yesterday.

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.

Toovey backs Taufua to shine as rising rookie faces big-game test

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Greg Prichard MANLY coach Geoff Toovey has praised rookie Jorge Taufua's role in plugging a problem position as the Sea Eagles try to clinch a top-four spot in the finals by beating Gold Coast at Skilled Park...

Will Sea Eagles fans dare to travel?

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Greg Prichard Any chance of Manly fans turning up in numbers for their team's semi-final against North Queensland at Allianz Stadium on Friday? The Sea Eagles need their support.

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.

Try-scoring Cooper the leader of the packs

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Greg Prichard Take a look at the important bits and pieces from the NRL finals action so far.

Long-serving Civoniceva still a crucial part of Meninga's Maroons

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26:  Petero Civoniceva of the Maroons is tackled by Matt Cooper of the Blues during game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA is still set for a State of Origin farewell with Queensland this year, despite the fact he missed out on the Australian team and the bulk of the NRL's top props are eligible for the...

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

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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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Guilty as charged: Prior preparing for lengthy ban after early plea

Matt Prior and referee.

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA forward Matt Prior is expected to receive a suspension ranging from six to eight games when he appears before the judiciary on a striking charge tonight.

Court hears of Ayoub bet claim

Greg Prichard Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday that leading player agent Sam Ayoub placed a series of cash wagers in Queensland on an NRL game that was the subject of an unusual betting plunge.

Court ponders Ayoub's multiple cash bets

Sam Ayoub

Greg Prichard LEADING player agent Sam Ayoub placed a series of cash wagers on an NRL game that was the subject of an unusual betting plunge, the Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday.

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Ayoub betting scandal charge dismissed

Sam Ayoub (left,white shirt,blue tie) leaves Downing Center Courts, Sydney. 18th May, 2012. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Greg Prichard A MAGISTRATE has dismissed a charge against leading player agent Sam Ayoub in relation to an NRL betting scandal but police say they will try to appeal against the decision.

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Bowen is favoured as No.1 pick for fullback

Adrian Proszenko, Greg Prichard Matt Bowen is poised to receive a shock recall to the Origin arena for the deciding game at Suncorp Stadium.

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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...

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Falling stars: Origin exertions still taking toll on top players

Cameron Smith of the Storm

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy has warned the effect of State of Origin on star players isn't going to suddenly disappear just because the series is over.