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

League

League will rally around Darius Boyd, says Cory Paterson

Brad Walter and Andrew Wu Cory Paterson believes Darius Boyd's recent off-field antics may have been a "cry for help" and expects the Newcastle international to receive greater support in his battle with depression than he...

League

St George Illawarra Dragons too good for Melbourne Storm as Dugan fights off injury scares

Injury scare: Josh Dugan looked to be in trouble after taking a couple of knocks in the first half.

Brad Walter Josh Dugan overcame leg and finger injuries to help St George Illawarra to a victory over Melbourne at WIN Stadium that can only have enhanced the prospects of caretaker coach Paul McGregor being...

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Young Storm prop Matt Lodge falls foul of NRL judiciary

Strapping lad: NSW under-20 prop Matt Lodge.

Brad Walter Melbourne prop Matt Lodge faces a four-match ban after being charged with detrimental conduct for writing an offensive word on wrist strapping he wore and striking over a fight that landed him in the...

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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

Cameron Smith stays with Melbourne Storm

Cameron Smith

Brad Walter Australian captain Cameron Smith is set to surpass Darren Lockyer's record for the most NRL games after signing a new four-year deal with Melbourne Storm.

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Melbourne Storm's Jordan McLean to plead not guilty

Big Wednesday: Storm rookie Jordan McLean's case will be heard next week.

Brad Walter Melbourne prop Jordan McLean will plead not guilty to a dangerous throw charge over the tackle that left Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon with spinal damage.

League

Storm's Jordan McLean stood down, devastated over injury

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Brad Walter A devastated Jordan McLean has been stood down from Melbourne's match against Canterbury while he waits to front the NRL judiciary over the tackle that has left Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon with...

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Newcastle Knights lash Melbourne Storm over Jordan McLean defence

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Brad Walter Angry Newcastle officials have hit out at Melbourne over the club's defence of Jordan McLean and questioned why his Storm teammates Jesse and Kenny Bromwich weren't also charged over the tackle on...

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Melbourne Storm unhappy at NRL inaction over tackles

Point of contention: The Storm were unhappy at this tackle by Beau Falloon and Nate Myles on Will Chambers.

Chris Barrett and Brad Walter Melbourne Storm officials have written to the NRL seeking clarification on why St George Illawarra forward Jack de Belin and Gold Coast hooker Beau Falloon received lighter punishment than that...

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Storm unlikely to appeal Jordan McLean ban

Jordan McLean

Brad Walter Storm officials are unlikely to risk Jordan McLean receiving an increased suspension by appealing against the seven-match ban imposed last week by the NRL judiciary over the lifting tackle on Alex...

Rugby League

Greg Inglis has come a long way since his early days at Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter, Sydney It's not just the fact he is one of the greatest full-backs and centres to have played the game that makes Greg Inglis so important to rugby league and South Sydney.

NRL 2014 Preview: Melbourne Storm

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Widdop's recovery has Storm thinking

Gareth Widdop

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Injured playmakers Brett Finch and Gareth Widdop are locked in a battle to extend their careers with Melbourne until the end of the season, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy unlikely to use both if they...

Five things we learned from Rabbitohs v Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm

Brad Walter The Rabbitohs proved they are the real deal by overcoming their bogey team.

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Morris triple keeps the Storm firmly in an unfamiliar place

Brett Morris

Brad Walter St George Illawarra shocked Melbourne 26-18 on Friday night, with winger Brett Morris maintaining his incredible record at WIN Stadium with a hattrick.

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Marshall available for Storm match

Benji Marshall

Brad Walter WESTS TIGERS playmaker Benji Marshall is free to play in Saturday night's must-win clash with Melbourne after pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge.

League

Dog bite mars the perfect Storm

Billy Slater

Brad Walter Angry Storm players demanded to know why Canterbury forward James Graham wasn't sent off yesterday.

Storm won't accept shield in Tigers' den

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Brad Walter Interim ARLC chief executive Shane Mattiske will present the JJ Giltinan Shield to Canterbury tomorrow night if they beat Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, but Melboure officials have made it clear...

Storm clears past with untainted premiership

Brad Walter Winning the grand final means Storm captain Cameron Smith and his team-mates will no longer have to answer questions about whether a premiership would make up for the ones taken away for salary cap...

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Bellamy key to consortium eyeing Storm

Craig Bellamy

Brad Walter AN INTERNATIONAL consortium has expressed an interest in buying the Melbourne Storm from News Ltd, but on one condition - that coach Craig Bellamy remains in charge of the premiers.