Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

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.

Tigers at loss to find useful role for non-coach Sheens

Tim Sheens

Greg Prichard TIM SHEENS will be back in action as a coach today - but not for Wests Tigers. He will be at Redfern Oval in his other capacity, as Australian coach, to put the Sydney and Newcastle-based members of...

Blair shows makings of a leader at new club

blair

Greg Prichard ADAM BLAIR says that while he is taking a back seat in his early days at Wests Tigers, he wants to develop into a leader at the club.

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...

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.

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.

Tamou bolts into Test calculations as selectors consider the options

Tamou

Greg Prichard BARELY a week after NSW coach Ricky Stuart nominated him as one of the props under consideration for State of Origin selection, James Tamou is also a potential bolter for the Australian team.

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.

Putting the worth in Wentworthville: Kearney drops Sandow to NSW Cup

Chris Sandow

Greg Prichard AFTER failing to find his form and confidence playing for Parramatta in first grade, Chris Sandow has been told to widen his search to the NSW Cup with Wentworthville.

Clock ticking for Blues wannabes as squad takes shape

Brett Stewart

Greg Prichard INJURED stars Glenn Stewart, Josh Dugan and Brett Stewart need to get back on the field quickly if they are to have any chance of making the NSW side for State of Origin I against Queensland at...

Country chief seeks ban for Buderus withdrawal

Greg Prichard THE chairman of Country Rugby League, Jock Colley, says the need to protect the integrity of the City-Country concept at a time when its future is threatened leaves him with no choice but to seek to...

Rugby League

Delay fuels Manly fears Foran is bound for Dogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10: Kieran Foran of the Sea Eagles looks to pass during the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval on July 10, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) kforan.jpg

Greg Prichard KIERAN FORAN'S manager, Paul Sutton, says the star player is torn between staying at Manly and going to Canterbury.

Petero's Origin intent is as strong as ever

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...

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

Greg Prichard dinkus

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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There's no room for sentiment: Petero wants Maroon jersey, if Mal wants him

Petero Civoniceva

Greg Prichard PETERO CIVONICEVA has told Queensland coach Mal Meninga he doesn't want to be picked on sentiment to play State of Origin.

League

Inu joins Bulldogs for rest of the season

270911 Sport Photo: Fiona Goodall/Fairfax Media. Warriors come out onto Mt Smart Stadium for fan day and team photo ahead of NRL grnad final this weekend. Krisnan Inu

Greg Prichard Canterbury have signed New Zealand international Krisnan Inu from the Warriors, effective immediately.

Fighting charge adds to cloud over Jennings' future with Panthers

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Greg Prichard UNCERTAINTY over the future of Michael Jennings at Penrith is likely to remain now that he won't play at any level again until Origin II at ANZ Stadium on June 13.

Pride and passion the key as Galloway awaits a call-up

Keith Galloway.

Greg Prichard, Michael Chammas AFTER roaring back into State of Origin calculations for NSW with a series of strong performances for Wests Tigers, prop Keith Galloway said last night he was ready to give the Blues what they want...

Commission chief backs Kasiano for Queensland

Sam Kasiano

Greg Prichard ARL Commission chairman John Grant says that if Sam Kasiano is qualified to play State of Origin for Queensland, then he has every right to play it - and that if the New Zealand Rugby League wants to...