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


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

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...

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson praises Sonny Bill Williams


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...


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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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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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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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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Winning Starts Monday

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

Brad Walter dinkus

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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Sin Bin

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

Brad Walter dinkus

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...

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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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SBW refutes Roosters re-signing speculation

Sonny Bill Williams.

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has hit out at reports he has agreed to a new deal with Sydney Roosters for next season, with the dual international taking to Twitter to declare he was yet to decide his future.


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...


SBW offers pay cut to get Cooper to Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams.

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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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


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


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...


Roosters refuse to let Perrett and Mitchell fly coop to join rival clubs

Sam Perrett

Brad Walter THE immediate playing futures of Sam Perrett and Anthony Mitchell are in limbo after their planned mid-season transfers were put on hold when Sydney Roosters officials refused to grant them releases.

Perrett picked to play for Roosters

Sam Perrett

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter SAM PERRETT will play for Sydney Roosters in Sunday's match against Manly, but it may be his last for the club with the Kiwi international still hoping to join the Bulldogs before June 30.

Boost for Blues as T wrecks Roosters


Brad Walter AFTER giving NSW a huge boost with a stunning comeback performance yesterday, Tony Williams provided more hope by predicting Glenn Stewart would also be fit for what he described as the biggest game...

SBW still hasn't signed with Roosters - and there's no guarantee he will


Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is yet to sign with Sydney Roosters, and fans should not expect any official confirmation that he will be returning to the NRL for some time.

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