Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Rugby League

Roosters sign Robinson as coach

Greg Prichard Sydney Roosters today appointed Trent Robinson as their coach for the next three years.

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.

Travel broadens the mind: rejuvenated veteran Buderus determined to show that age is no barrier to performance

Greg Prichard THE easy thing to say is that Danny Buderus is too old - that at 34 he has bitten off more than he can chew and will not be able to cut it back in the NRL after three years of playing in England.

Boyd already a revelation in the Hunter despite weight of expectation

Greg Prichard IF ANYTHING is going to stop Darius Boyd this season, it won't be the pressure of expectation.

Early signs good for Bennett and Cleary as troops fall into line

Greg Prichard However long it takes for Wayne Bennett to get Newcastle to play the way he wants and start challenging for a premiership, it is bound to happen.

Tagataese set for more game time, says coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Sam Tagataese of the Sharks makes a break to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Toyota Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard THE Cronulla coach, Shane Flanagan, says second-rower Sam Tagataese has the potential to be one of the NRL's big improvers.

Sterling backs playmaker Mullen to realise his potential under Bennett

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11:  Jarrod Mullen of the Knights runs with the ball during the round 18 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the North Queensland Cowboys at Ausgrid Stadium on July 11, 2011 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard PETER STERLING says master coach Wayne Bennett will do for Jarrod Mullen at Newcastle what he did for Jamie Soward at St George Illawarra.

League

Hayne, Mannah set to miss season-opener

NRL Penrith Panthers vs Parramatta Eels, Trial Match at Centrebet Stadium, Penrith. Eels player Jarryd Hayne is injured in the second half.17th February 2012Photo: Wolter Peeters

Greg Prichard PARRAMATTA stars Jarryd Hayne and Tim Mannah are both likely to miss the first-round clash with Brisbane after suffering suspected knee cartilage damage in last night's 26-10 trial loss against...

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...

Tinkler, trainer, mogul, knight: the code's greatest coach won't crack under pressure

Wayne Bennett

Greg Prichard THE sight of mega-rich owner Nathan Tinkler at Newcastle's last training session before tonight's season-opening game was hardly going to intimidate Wayne Bennett, the game's greatest coach.

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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.

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's rankings in brackets

Apprentice Price gets one over master in thrilling season-opener

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01:  Jamie Soward of the Dragons celebrates with team mate Brett Morris after kicking the winning field goal in extra time during the round one NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Hunter Stadium on March 1, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard Steve Price, take a bow. You took your team to your coaching mentor's new house and came away with the win.

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Eels turn to star power to overcome horror start

Stephen Kearney

Greg Prichard MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy yesterday revealed he has spoken with his former assistant at the Storm - Parramatta coach Steve Kearney - to offer him support in the wake of the horror start to the...

Bennett seeks an explanation

Wayne Bennett

Greg Prichard Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett is covering all the angles heading into Friday night's big game against unbeaten competition leaders Melbourne at AAMI Park.

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.

League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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An ugly game, but a win doesn't have to be pretty

Uate of the Knights.

Greg Prichard If it wasn't the game from hell, it was from a place nearby. But they can't all be jewels, and one of the beautiful things about rugby league is that even if you play ugly but manage to win, it's...

Hinchcliffe in frame to skip Country for shock Test role

Ryan Hinchcliffe

Greg Prichard RYAN HINCHCLIFFE is under consideration for a shock elevation to the Australian team in Friday week's Test against New Zealand.