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

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Manly Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart linked to Canberra Raiders

Brad Walter Disgruntled Manly fullback Brett Stewart has been linked with a move to Canberra, but Warriors officials insist they are not pursuing Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai.

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The Canberra Raiders question: What's wrong with the Green Machine?

Troubled times: Ricky Stuart.

Brad Walter When Wests Tigers were initially negotiating to keep James Tedesco, the Raiders weren't the only club they were competing with but once he agreed to terms with the Raiders it effectively became a...

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Roosters' success gives Canberra Raiders no incentive to develop players

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Brad Walter It was Canberra's last match against Sydney Roosters just 10 days ago that made Raiders officials seriously question the value of the club's $3 million per year investment in junior development.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Canberra Raiders

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David Furner sacked by Raiders

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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: Ferguson focussed on Raiders

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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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Mundine, Raiders in Ferguson's corner

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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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NRL's Rise For Alex McKinnon appeal nets more than $1.1 million

Emotional time: Alex McKinnon wipes away a tear during his homecoming at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Brad Walter NRL supporters have donated more than $1.1 million for injured Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon, after a bucket appeal and the sale of wristbands at Hunter Stadium on Sunday raised $30,000 alone.

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State of Origin scheduling: Six questions for six experts

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Brad Walter State of Origin is the pinnacle of the game and every match just keeps getting bigger, but each year the calls for changes to the scheduling grow louder.

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Cronulla Sharks star Todd Carney sacked over vulgar photo incident

Todd Carney during the Sharks' victory against the Brisbane Broncos in Brisbane on Friday night.

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter, Rose Powell Cronulla Sharks five-eighth Todd Carney has reportedly been sacked by the NRL club after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act in a hotel bathroom was widely circulated on social media but chief...

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Todd Carney showed he had learned little from his past mistakes

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Brad Walter A meeting with Atherton Roosters president Mick Nasser after last Friday night’s match in Brisbane should have reminded Todd Carney of what it was like to lose his livelihood as an NRL player.

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Todd Carney sacked over vulgar photo incident

Drama-plagued career: Todd Carney of the Sharks is tackled by Ben Hunt of the Broncos on Friday night.

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Todd Carney's NRL career appears to be over after Cronulla sacked the five-eighth after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act circulated on social media on Saturday night.

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Todd Carney fiasco: Does rugby league do enough to protect players' welfare?

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Brad Walter As attention turns to Todd Carney's welfare following his dramatic sacking from the Cronulla Sharks, a leading sports administrator asks whether rugby league does enough to help its players.

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Roosters strut their focus on development with pride

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters are the first club to commit to a new NRL strategy of formalising a secondary affiliation with an area outside their traditional territory in a move the premiers believe further...

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Josh Mansour set to stay with Penrith Panthers

Brad Walter NSW Origin hopeful Josh Mansour is set to stay with Penrith after rejecting an offer to join Canberra next season.

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Sandor Earl to face hearing on multiple trafficking charges

Multiple charges: Sandor Earl will soon face an NRL hearing for alleged doping offences.

Brad Walter Sandor Earl faces a four-year ban when he appears before the NRL's anti-doping tribunal later this month after allegations he had trafficked in four prohibited substances over a two year period, as...

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Todd Greenberg says NRL's round 13 rule is still the best system available

No deal: James Tedesco (r) rejected a huge pay-day to stay put.

Chris Barrett and Brad Walter The NRL's head of football Todd Greenberg has defended the competition's under-fire regulations that allowed James Tedesco to back out of a $1.

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NRL hearing date set for Trent Elkin's appeal against two-year ban

Former Cronulla strength and conditioning coach Trent Elkin.

Brad Walter Former Cronulla head trainer Trent Elkin is finally set to have an appeal against the two year ban for his role in the supplements program at the club in 2011 heard on June 27.

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$49,000 per junior: Why clubs want the NRL to fund development

Development doesn't come cheap: The Raiders spent seven years developing Anthony Milford and will now lose him for nothing.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra has spent up to $3.5 million developing 70 players currently with other clubs in the NRL, NSW Cup or under-20s National Youth Competition.

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