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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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Steve Menzies, the eager Beaver, back for Manly Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Manly legend Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play for the Sea Eagles in the Auckland Nines, and the 40-year-old hasn't closed the door on the possibility of another stint in the NRL.

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Steve Menzies to make comeback for Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play his first game for the Sea Eagles in almost six years at this weekend's Auckland Nines.

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Manly Sea Eagles veteran Glenn Stewart appears increasingly likely to move on

Standing his ground: Glenn Stewart wants Manly to put their best offer on the table.

Brad Walter and Daniel Lane Manly back-rower Glenn Stewart is still waiting on an offer from the Sea Eagles as he edges closer to finishing his career at another club.

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Rugby League

Tight-knit playing group the key to Sea Eagles' finals run

Anthony Watmough

Brad Walter Anthony Watmough says third premiership since 2008 would confirm Manly as one of the greatest teams.

Sea Eagles in hunt for new prop as merry-go-round fires up

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Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson THE expected departures of Beau Ryan and Chris Heighington to Cronulla could pave the way for Manly prop Brent Kite to join Wests Tigers next season.

Bulldogs want Sea Eagles fans to flock to ANZ clash

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14:  Michael Ennis of the Bulldogs passes the ball during the round seven NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park on April 14, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Brad Walter CANTERBURY officials are hoping for a crowd of more than 30,000 for Friday night's grudge match against Manly at ANZ Stadium, but they have questioned whether the Sea Eagles' fans will turn up to...

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Feathers fly at Manly as player power is put to the test

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Michael Chammas and Brad Walter For so long the ''us against them'' rationale has bred success on the northern beaches, but how far can the competition frontrunners go with the ''us against us'' mentality that is threatening to...

NRL draw's release quickly turns farcical

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Brad Walter The NRL's attempt to turn the release of the draw for the final six rounds into an event ended in embarrassment after the announcement was deferred due to a wrangle between the game's broadcasters...

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Auckland Nines: Logistics take centre field before first kick-off

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Brad Walter It is a $1 million logistical exercise never attempted before, and it is not until you arrive at Auckland airport that it becomes obvious how much money and time has gone into ensuring the NRL Nines...

League

NRL's modified rules to fundamentally alter the game

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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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NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter NRL 2014 Preview

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League

John Sutton poised for South Sydney Rabbitohs record but haunted by preliminary final loss

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Brad Walter John Sutton is just a month away from surpassing Bob McCarthy as the most capped player in South Sydney history but all the Rabbitohs captain is thinking about is ensuring the team does not blow...

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Sonny Bill Williams out for three weeks

Sonny Bill Williams looks up at a replay of his shoulder charge during the match against Souths.

Brad Walter A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards...

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

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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.

League

Big stadiums makes dollars and sense for NRL clubs

Die-hard fans: Dragon supporters made the trek to Sydney Olympic Park to support their team against the Tigers.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra fans complaining about having to travel to ANZ Stadium to see their team play games should consider whether they want a team to watch at all.

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NRL's concussion crackdown means utility players are more important than ever

Man in demand: St Helens utility Lance Hohaia has been sounded out about returning to the NRL.

Brad Walter Versatile footballers have never been more valuable since the NRL's concussion crackdown.

League

Bulldogs are inflating player market, says Sharks chairman

Going: Andrew Fifita has signed with the Bulldogs.

Brad Walter Cronulla chairman Damian Keogh has accused Canterbury of inflating the player market and called for changes to the NRL transfer system after losing Andrew Fifita and Michael Lichaa to the Bulldogs on...

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Winning Starts Monday

NRL stops the clock, and the golden point

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Brad Walter The NRL's decision to stop the clock when the ball is out of play in the last five minutes of games has not only resulted in grandstand finishes to matches, but may also spell the end of golden point.

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Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne won't be sanctioned by NRL over referee comments

Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne remonstrates with referee Jared Maxwell at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Brad Walter Parramatta skipper Jarryd Hayne has been cleared of any breach of NRL rules for his criticism of the match officials in Sunday's last minute loss to Manly at Brookvale Oval.

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