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

Sydney Roosters set to sign Catalans halfback Scott Dureau

Brad Walter Former Newcastle halfback Scott Dureau is set to join Sydney Roosters for the remainder of the season on a loan deal from French Super League club Catalans.

WINNING STARTS MONDAY

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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League

James Maloney presses State of Origin claim as Sydney Roosters demolish Wests Tigers

Too easy: Michael Jennings goes over for the Roosters in what was a comfortable win over the Tigers.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams may have helped play James Maloney into a Sydney Roosters-dominated NSW backline as the premiers crushed a luckless Wests Tigers 30-6 at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.

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League

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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League

Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis outshines code hoppers in win over Roosters

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring his second try during the round one NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on March 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Greg Inglis showed he should be the first superstar entitled to a marquee player allowance if the NRL introduce the salary cap concession after outshining Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess in the...

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League

Roosters star Shaun Kenny-Dowall would play another NRL grand final with a broken jaw

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall would be prepared to play another grand final with a broken jaw to help his team become the first to win back-to-back premierships in NRL history.

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League

Anthony Minichiello magic inspires Sydney Roosters' rout of Eels

Anthony Minichiello

Brad Walter Anthony Minichiello scored the first hat-trick of his illustrious 15-year career on a horror night for Parramatta.

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League

Roosters coach Trent Robinson unhappy his team turned down late penalty-goal shot

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has expressed disappointment the premiers ignored an instruction to go for penalty goal late in their 9-8 defeat by a gritty Canterbury side at Allianz Stadium on...

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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson praises Sonny Bill Williams

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams earned praised from Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson for his return performance from suspension as the premiers suffered consecutive losses in matches where they have conceded...

League

Sydney Roosters not crowing after Anzac day romp, just warming up for shot at back-to-back NRL titles

Unstoppable: Aidan Guerra opens the scoring for the Roosters.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters players vowed they still had plenty of room for improvement after getting their premiership defence back on track with a crushing 34-14 defeat of St George Illawarra in the annual...

Winning Starts Monday

Roosters-Souths showpiece would be antidote to NRL season poisoned by drugs

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Brad Walter If there is one thing that can save this season from being remembered as the NRL's version of the winter of discontent, it is a Rabbitohs-Roosters grand final.

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League

England's Steve McNamara linked with Roosters coaching gig

Steve McNamara

Brad Walter England coach Steve McNamara has been linked to a job with Sydney Roosters next season.

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Sin Bin

High-flying Roosters haven’t had time to circle the wagons

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson addressed his players on Wednesday night about reports of a drugs cloud over the minor premiers in Thursday's Herald but officials have no idea whether the...

Rugby League

Selection a dilemma for the Roosters

Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach will wait until Saturday to decide whether to risk Boyd Cordner after a seven-week layoff.

Roosters' bid for title glory the real prizefight for SBW

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has told the Sydney Roosters that next season is almost certain to be his last before returning to rugby union but the All Blacks superstar is so committed to helping the club win...

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Union

Roosters can't fit Cooper in until 2014

Quade Cooper?

Brad Walter QUADE COOPER will hold a press conference in Brisbane next Monday to outline his reasons for quitting rugby union in Australia as a number of leading NRL figures declared he would be a welcome...

League

SBW offers pay cut to get Cooper to Roosters

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Brad Walter QUADE COOPER still wants to play for the Wallabies, but if the ARU don't reverse their decision to effectively offer him match payments only, Sonny Bill Williams is prepared to take a pay cut to...

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League

SBW moves into boxing mode as Roosters contract drags on

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter SONNY BILL WILLIAMS will return to Japan on Tuesday with his Sydney Roosters contract yet to be registered by the NRL.

O'Donnell set for Roosters debut but SBW in doubt

O'Donnell

Brad Walter SYDNEY Roosters' latest recruit Luke O'Donnell met his new teammates on Monday and may play in Saturday night's Foundation Cup but there are doubts whether Sonny Bill Williams will also make his NRL...

The 23-second ad that made Roosters sweat it out

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Brad Walter and Michael Chammas SBW OMG. That would have been the reaction if NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert hadn't allowed Sonny Bill Williams to play for Sydney Roosters because of an advertisement on Channel Nine promoting...