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

Goeff Toovey

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.


Ryan Tandy found guilty


Greg Prichard Ryan Tandy will have to wait until next month to find out if he has avoided a custodial jail sentence after being found guilty of knowingly giving false or misleading evidence to a NSW Crime...

Coach pushing for Carney-Gardner to combine as next dynamic duo

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Shane Flanagan who will be the sharks head coach in 2011 on the sideline during the round 13 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shane Flanagan

Greg Prichard CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan has the lofty ambition of trying to turn Todd Carney and Nathan Gardner into his team's version of Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater at Melbourne and Johnathan Thurston and...


Lui assault case adjourned


Greg Prichard The assault case against former Wests Tigers and now North Queensland rugby league star Robert Lui has been adjourned until March 21.

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...

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...

Murray in firing line over bet scandal

Greg Prichard Young footballer Brad Murray has made the stunning transition from being the star witness for police in the NRL betting scandal to finding himself in the firing line over his own alleged involvement.

Pair charged as betting case takes fresh twist

Ryan Tandy penalty. Bulldogs v. Cowboys August 21st 2010. Stills courtesy of Fox Sports. SMH SPORT 02.02.11

Greg Prichard YOUNG footballer Brad Murray has made the stunning transition from being the star witness for police in the NRL betting scandal to finding himself in the firing line over his own alleged involvement.

Commission ready to fix problem of delayed pay

Australian Rugby League Commission launch,  John Grant chairman of the inaugural Australian Rugby League Commission with the rugby league leadership baton handed to him by John Chalk chairman of the australian rugby league.Photography Brendan Espositosmh,10th February,2012

Greg Prichard AUSTRALIAN Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant says he will ''fix'' the situation in which players who represented Australia in last year's end-of-season Four Nations tournament are still...

Murray's future on hold

NCH SPORTNewcastle Rugby League. Picture shows Brad Murray playing for Western Suburbs in Open Grade. Brad was involved in the NRL illegal betting scandal. Harker Oval, New Lambton.5th June 2011 NewcastleNCH SPORT PIC JONATHAN CARROLL

Greg Prichard BRAD MURRAY will learn next week whether he will be permitted to play in the Newcastle competition - or anywhere in NSW - after being charged in relation to the NRL betting scandal.

A pair of losses, but Kearney is coach for long haul, say Eels

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA chief executive Bob Bentley says the club's two-loss start to the season hasn't changed their opinion that Stephen Kearney should be their long-time coach.

Friday games no guarantee of success says Griffin


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.


Eels aren't cooked yet despite poor start

Greg Prichard Parramatta captain Nathan Hindmarsh says the players have only themselves to blame for their start to the season - but that it isn't over despite their 0-3 record.

Stuart throws down gauntlet for Blues

NSW Blues coach Ricky Stuart

Greg Prichard NSW COACH Ricky Stuart has publicly challenged the top Blues-eligible props in the NRL to force him not to pick Paul Gallen in the front row for State of Origin I.


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