Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Sharks still in the dark over Lewis

Greg Prichard Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan said last night that, as far as he was aware, Luke Lewis still hadn't made a decision on which club he would play for next season.

Constant Gardner adds fire to Sharks

Nathan Gardner

Greg Prichard NATHAN GARDNER is positive about his comeback from a knee reconstruction today, which could end up giving Cronulla a massive boost going into the finals.

Carney's Achilles injury adds insult for shabby Sharks

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD CARNEY would not have played again in the finals series had Cronulla won yesterday. He has a suspected tear to the Achilles tendon in his right foot, which, if scans to be taken today confirm...

Talking points

Sharks star has to show he's back to brilliant best

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Greg Prichard Tonight's game between Parramatta and Cronulla will give NSW a good idea of their chances against Queensland in State of Origin II.

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One loss should not throw Dogs off scent

Des Hasler

Greg Prichard Canterbury fans should wait until after Saturday's game against Sydney Roosters before they judge their team.

Storm playing with fire if they rest players for Tigers

Melbourne Storm

Greg Prichard IF MELBOURNE are serious about playing with fire and resting players from their last game of the regular season against Wests Tigers, they are not letting on.

Flanagan guarded on plans for Gardner

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Nathan Gardner of the Sharks injures his knee during the round six NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the St George Illawara Dragons at Toyota Stadium on April 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) nathan.jpg

Greg Prichard NATHAN GARDNER will be on the bus to Canberra today as part of an extended Cronulla squad for tomorrow's elimination final against the Raiders, but there is no guarantee Sharks coach Shane Flanagan...

Raiders' resurgence provides fans a dash of the Green Machine's glory days

Josh Dugan

Greg Prichard There is something about Canberra that makes you love them when they are on fire.

Try-scoring Cooper the leader of the packs

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Greg Prichard Take a look at the important bits and pieces from the NRL finals action so far.

League

Toovey backs Wolfman to make Manly comeback on the world stage

NRL Round 18 Manly Sea Eagles vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval. A jubliant David Williams after his try.10th July 2011Photo: Wolter Peeters

Greg Prichard MANLY coach Geoff Toovey last night said it appeared likely injured winger David ''Wolfman'' Williams would be cleared to make his comeback from serious injury in the World Club Challenge.

Coach pushing for Carney-Gardner to combine as next dynamic duo

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Shane Flanagan who will be the sharks head coach in 2011 on the sideline during the round 13 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shane Flanagan

Greg Prichard CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan has the lofty ambition of trying to turn Todd Carney and Nathan Gardner into his team's version of Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater at Melbourne and Johnathan Thurston and...

Cronulla close to signing major sponsor, says Irvine

Greg Prichard CRONULLA'S chairman, Damian Irvine, says the club is set to have a major sponsor in place before the season kicks off on March 1.

Tagataese set for more game time, says coach

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15:  Sam Tagataese of the Sharks makes a break to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at Toyota Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard THE Cronulla coach, Shane Flanagan, says second-rower Sam Tagataese has the potential to be one of the NRL's big improvers.

Souths left to count the cost as Burgess joins rehab ward

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Greg Prichard THE Charity Shield game might have ripped a hole in South Sydney's forward pack, after prop Luke Burgess was forced out injured for three months, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says trial...

Analysis

They may not be at their best but stars still shine

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Greg Prichard Where do you begin with an incredible game like that? The only place is at the end, when the players whose responsibility it is to make the difference want the ball in their hands.

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Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Greg Prichard Last week's rankings in brackets

Toovey won't let losses knock Sea Eagles off their perch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Former Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles player Geoff Toovey arrives for the funeral service for former Rugby League player and commentator Rex Mossop at St Matthew's Anglican Church on June 24, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greg Prichard GEOFF TOOVEY says he doesn't know or care when Manly last lost three games in a row, which makes sense.

Stuart throws down gauntlet for Blues

NSW Blues coach Ricky Stuart

Greg Prichard NSW COACH Ricky Stuart has publicly challenged the top Blues-eligible props in the NRL to force him not to pick Paul Gallen in the front row for State of Origin I.

League

Greg Prichard's Power Rankings

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Weekend analysis

Todd looks good for his first Blues jersey but really he needs to be great

Todd Carney

Greg Prichard TODD Carney might think he's ready for State of Origin, but in reality he isn't. Not yet.

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