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

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Penrith Panthers give indigenous talent a place to call home

Brad Walter Penrith may have missed out on Johnathan Thurston but they still aim to rival the Cowboys and South Sydney as a club known for fostering Aboriginal talent.

Warriors warned that loss to Panthers was no laughing matter

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Lewis Brown of the Panthers is tackled during the round 10 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors at Centrebet Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Warriors players have received a dressing down after some were seen on television smiling and laughing at full time in Saturday night's record 62-6 loss to Penrith.

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Western Sydney Panthers? Gould's taking no chances

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Brad Walter Penrith supremo Phil Gould said the club had lodged a trademark application for ''Western Sydney Panthers'' as a ''safeguard'' for the future and has no plans to change its name.

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Jennings not selected for Panthers

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Brad Walter NSW Origin centre Michael Jennings has again been left out of the Penrith side named for Sunday's match against Manly at CentreBet Stadium.

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Panthers want released players' pay exempt to to keep AFL war chest in black

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Brad Walter PENRITH officials have asked the ARL Commission for massive salary cap relief to ensure they don't become a weak link in the battle with AFL for western Sydney.

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Panthers bolter sent straight to the front line for Blues

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Brad Walter PENRITH prop Tim Grant and Manly backrower Anthony Watmough are the new faces in the NSW team named for Origin II at ANZ Stadium on June 13.

Gould takes long view and builds up Panthers' junior ranks

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Brad Walter WHEN Phil Gould declared his first priority at Penrith was to strengthen the club's junior stocks, not even recruitment and development manager Jim Jones expected that the most successful NSW coach...

Homesick Taylor signs with Gold Coast before sinking boot into Panthers

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Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko AFTER winding back the clock to his childhood days as a five-eighth in yesterday's win over Penrith, Test forward Dave Taylor told his South Sydney teammates he was leaving to join the Titans next...

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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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NRL to rule on concussion breaches

Head knocks: James Graham returned from an earlier knock to score a try for Canterbury in Perth on Saturday night.

Brad Walter The NRL is this week expected to decide whether any clubs have breached the new rules on concussion after requesting explanations from Canterbury, Parramatta and Penrith over incidents in the opening...

Winning Starts Monday

NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

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Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

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RLPA backs moves for 18th man as concussion debate continues

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Brad Walter Issue of teams having 18th man has resurfaced in wake of NRL's new concussion guidelines

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Big hit may await Darcy Lussick at judiciary

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Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a potential seven-week ban for his high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, his sixth charge in two and a half years.

NRL 2014 Preview: Canberra Raiders

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NRL 2014 Preview: Cronulla Sharks

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NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

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Sleeping pill ban for New Zealand Warriors in wake of World Cup probe

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Brad Walter Warriors players have been banned from taking sleeping pills while other NRL clubs are setting strict guidelines about the use of prescription drugs in the wake of allegations that Kiwi players mixed...

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Auckland Nines: Logistics take centre field before first kick-off

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Brad Walter It is a $1 million logistical exercise never attempted before, and it is not until you arrive at Auckland airport that it becomes obvious how much money and time has gone into ensuring the NRL Nines...

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Auckland Nines: South Sydney five-eighth Luke Keary injury puts Rabbitohs plans into disarray

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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter South Sydney's Luke Keary and Manly's David Williams face extended periods on the sideline after the Auckland Nines claimed some big-name casualties on day two of the tournament.

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NRL's modified rules to fundamentally alter the game

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Brad Walter It was a tactic he championed at St George Illawarra and one that his Newcastle side used more than any other team last season, but Wayne Bennett has applauded the new NRL rule awarding an extra...

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