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

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David Furner sacked by Raiders

David Furner

Brad Walter Raiders coach David Furner has been sacked, with assistant Andrew Dunneman to take over for the remainder of the season.

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Mundine, Raiders in Ferguson's corner

Blake Ferguson and Anthony Mundine

Brad Walter Anthony Mundine has told Blake Ferguson to give up the booze and vowed to help the troubled Origin star turn his career around after being sacked from the NSW team and suspended indefinitely by the...

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Mundine: Ferguson focussed on Raiders

Mundine

Brad Walter Anthony Mundine insists he is unaware of any plan by Blake Ferguson to seek a release from the Raiders and says the troubled NSW Origin star is focused on helping Canberra make the finals and...

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Parra, Raiders need to be good sports

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Brad Walter South Sydney needed a prop to overcome their front-row injury crisis midway through the 2011 season, so the Rabbitohs convinced Leeds to release Luke Burgess by paying the Super League club a...

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Michael Maguire backs John Sutton's move to forwards as he trumps Bob McCarthy

Michael Maguire

Brad Walter South Sydney captain John Sutton will revert to five-eighth in his record-breaking 212th match for the foundation club but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire still believes the decision to move him to...

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Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire not giving up on premiership

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Brad Walter South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has said it is too early to write off his team's premiership hopes but admitted their last two performances may have been the worst since he took over in 2012.

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Sam Burgess denies South Sydney Rabbitohs are a team divided

Faster game: Raiders players move in to tackle Sam Burgess.

Brad Walter Sam Burgess said the feeling at South Sydney had not changed from last year despite the Rabbitohs falling to their third consecutive defeat in a lacklustre and error-riddled performance against...

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Wests Tigers concerned James Tedesco a target for high tackles

Souths forward Ben Te’o collects James Tedesco with a high shot.

Brad Walter Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has admitted to being concerned about the number of high shots on James Tedesco after three South Sydney players were charged over tackles on the star fullback in last...

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Comeback win one of Melbourne Storm's greatest, says Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith.

James Macsmith, Brad Walter Cameron Smith has hailed Melbourne's epic 23-22 round one golden point win over Manly as one of the club's greatest victories.

NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

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Cronulla Sharks extra keen to get Todd Carney back after Jeff Robson injured

06.02.14 New Cronulla Sharks recruit Blake Ayshford training at Remondis stadium with the Peter Sharp coached squad. Picture John Veage

Brad Walter Cronulla officials are sweating on star playmaker Todd Carney overcoming a hamstring injury for round one after halfback Jeff Robson was ruled out with multiple facial fractures suffered in Saturday...

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New NRL technology will measure refs' policing of the 10 metres

Todd Greenberg

Brad Walter "Get 'em onside ref" has been an age-old cry in rugby league but for the first time NRL match officials will be measured on how well they police the 10-metre rule in games.

League

NRL's modified rules to fundamentally alter the game

Michael Ennis

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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Reece Robinson and Travis Robinson urge Goannas not to give up on NRL dream

Travis Robinson

Brad Walter Travis and Reece Robinson are encouraging First Nation Goannas players to use next weekend's match against Newcastle to push for an NRL contract, after the twins struggled to secure their own careers.

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Merritt replaces Ferguson in NSW team

Nathan Merritt.

Brad Walter South Sydney winger Nathan Merritt has been called into the NSW team to replace dumped Raiders player Blake Ferguson.

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Burgess' grip may add to Souths' woes

Sam Burgess

Brad Walter South Sydney star Sam Burgess is set to come under scrutiny from the NRL match review committee over an alleged ''squirrel grip'' as suspension and injuries threaten the Rabbitohs' and Roosters'...

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News moved on chief after Ten missed out

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Brad Walter Kim Williams' demise as News Ltd chief executive has underlined the significance of the broadcast-rights deal negotiated by the ARL Commission last year.

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Fifita steals win in the Steel City

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter Is there nothing Andrew Fifita can't do after the giant prop showed the skills of a halfback and the pace of an outside back to keep Cronulla's top four hopes alive with a match winning try in the...

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