Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

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

Fighting charge adds to cloud over Jennings' future with Panthers

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.

Sharks still in the dark over Lewis

Shane Flanagan

Greg Prichard Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said last night that, as far as he was aware, Luke Lewis still hadn't made a decision on which club he would play for next season.

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.

Chocolate milk soldiers: Gould likes flavour of team's sponsorship deal

Penrith Rugby League General Manager Phil Gould announces Ivan Cleary as Head Coach of the Penrith Panthers for the next three seasons at a press conference in Penrith.29th June 2011Photo by Dallas Kilponen

Greg Prichard PENRITH boss Phil Gould says the club's announcement of a new major sponsor serves as proof the direction the revamped club has chosen to take is the right one.

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

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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.

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...


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...

Flash Gordon's versatility points to Coote as fullback

Michael Gordon

Greg Prichard LACHLAN COOTE is set to start the season at fullback for Penrith after all, with Michael Gordon pencilled in for the wing.

Gordon happy to be Coote's wing man

Penrith training prior to the start of their season game this weekend.Middle Ivan Cleary new penrith coach at trianing Photography Brendan Espositosmh,sport,29th february,2012

Greg Prichard CHOOSING one fullback over another wasn't the point for Penrith coach Ivan Cleary this week. Finding a way to get Lachlan Coote and Michael Gordon into the starting side was all that mattered.

Dogs back Pritchard in shoulder charge case

Frank Pritchard

Greg Prichard Canterbury will argue tonight that the contact between Frank Pritchard and David Simmons was an accident.

Walsh's dog day had him primed to atone

Luke Walsh

Greg Prichard Penrith halfback Luke Walsh felt he was coming off his worst performance in first grade as he prepared for yesterday's game against Sydney Roosters - so as far as he was concerned, he had a lot of...

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.


The penny drops: Jennings' pair of tries underlines potential for Penrith

Michael Jennings

Greg Prichard When your captain comes calling to talk some home truths, and he's one of the most respected players in the game and you have a reputation for letting yourself and your teammates down through a lack...


Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard The movers and losers after six rounds.

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Talking points

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Greg Prichard A big accolade in receiving the call, but it’s his nation that needs Brett Morris.

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Keeping hope alive: CRL buoyant about fixture's long-term viability

NSWRL Country Origin players

Greg Prichard COUNTRY Rugby League officials believe they have a much better chance of keeping the City-Country concept alive now the ARL Commission has succeeded the NRL in control of the game.

The right stuff: Morris to move for Stuart's centre strategy

Josh Morris

Greg Prichard, Michael Chammas COUNTRY representative Josh Morris will be switched to right centre from his normal left at some stage of the game against City in Mudgee on Sunday, in a clear indication he is very close to...


Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's ranking in brackets