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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter Suspended Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan must agree to be more accountable to the club's board before returning to the job, under a new structure aimed at ensuring the Sharks never again expose their...
Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Cronulla officials will try to convince the top end of town that the club isn't tainted by the stain of the ASADA doping investigation as they again begin the unenviable hunt for a new major sponsor.
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith and his ASADA counterpart, Ben McDevitt, say past and present Cronulla players were "duped" into taking performance-enhancing drugs while at the club in 2011.
Brad Walter World Anti-Doping Authority officials have refused to rule out an appeal against the backdated suspensions offered to members of Cronulla's 2011 squad that would allow the players to miss just three...
Brad Walter Some members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad were in tears on Thursday night as they decided to accept backdated suspensions for unknowingly taking prohibited substances.
Brad Walter After 18 months of anguish and uncertainty, the worst could finally be over for Cronulla officials, players and supporters.
Brad Walter Players involved in the supplement program at Cronulla in 2011 are wary of accepting bans of six months or less as they maintain they never knowingly took any prohibited substances.
Brad Walter Members of Cronulla's 2011 squad called to a meeting on Wednesday with ASADA and the NRL have been advised not to accept a reduced suspension simply to bring the 18-month saga to an end, while...
Brad Walter Members of Cronulla’s 2011 squad, who have been called to a meeting on Wednesday with ASADA and the NRL, have been advised not to accept a reduced suspension simply to bring the 18-month saga...
Brad Walter The 18-month long investigation into the supplements program at Cronulla in 2011 is set to move a step closer to finalisation with players who were at the club three years ago told to be on standby...
Brad Walter Todd Carney is expected to enter into mediation with Cronulla over his controversial sacking from the club last month in a move that may prevent the case from going to court.
Brad Walter NRL chief executive Dave Smith has backed Cronulla's decision to sack Todd Carney and placed players "on notice" that there would be "consequences" if they damage the reputation of the code.
Brad Walter Former Cronulla trainer Trent Elkin will this week be refunded his $10,000 bond after winning an appeal to have his registration as an NRL trainer reinstated.
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...
Brad Walter Todd Carney's agent David Riolo has hit out at Cronulla for not affording the star five-eighth an opportunity to explain himself at a hearing before terminating his $3.5 million, five-year contract.
Brad Walter Todd Carney has lodged an official appeal over his sacking from Cronulla last weekend and claims two members of the Sharks board weren't even consulted before the decision was made.
Brad Walter Despite having sacked Todd Carney on two occasions at different clubs, Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce hopes the troubled playmaker will be allowed to resume his NRL career
Brad Walter The chief executive of Cronulla's new major sponsor has revealed that he approached the Sharks last week in support of their decision to sack five-eighth Todd Carney - and the tough stance on...
Brad Walter A remarkable 47-minute stint in which Trent Merrin ran the ball 264 metres against Cronulla on Saturday night has earned the St George Illawarra forward the chance to be a part of history by...
Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Cronulla have ruled out legal action should current and former Sharks players be issued with show-cause notices by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, saying they are desperate not to...