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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald
Brad Walter A $1.4 million increase to this year's salary cap is expected to be approved within days by NRL players, but cashed up Gold Coast officials don't believe it will help their bid to entice Jamie Lyon...
Brad Walter Titans founder Michael Searle has stood down as chief executive of the Gold Coast Titans
Brad Walter STORM officials believe Gold Coast's financial problems are their only hope of dissuading star halfback Cooper Cronk from finalising a $3.2 million, four-year deal with the Titans this week.
Brad Walter BRISBANE BOMBERS bid team founder Bill Rae has emerged as the head of one of two consortiums wanting to buy the financially stricken Gold Coast Titans.
Brad Walter THE ARL Commission is continuing to back embattled Gold Coast chief executive Michael Searle after he and investors in the club's debt-ridden Centre of Excellence travelled to Sydney for a meeting...
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...
Brad Walter Parramatta has lost another member of their coaching staff after under 20s coach Andrew Webster quit the club to take up the same position with Wests Tigers.
Winning Starts Monday
Brad Walter Teams deliberately conceding penalties near their own tryline has joined the leg twist, the "cannonball" and the "crusher" as a tactic being employed across the NRL to slow the game down.
Winning Starts Monday
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.
Brad Walter Wests Tigers' bid to give boom halfback Luke Brooks his NRL debut against Parramatta on Friday night might have hit another hurdle, with the club also needing a second-tier salary cap exemption for...
Brad Walter South Sydney star Sam Burgess is set to come under scrutiny from the NRL match review committee over an alleged ''squirrel grip'' as suspension and injuries threaten the Rabbitohs' and Roosters'...
Brad Walter As Parramatta prepare to collect their second consecutive wooden spoon, Sin Bin can reveal things are even worse off the field than they are on it.
Brad Walter It should never be allowed to end this way but unless something changes in the coming days, Matt Bowen - the face of the Cowboys for 14 seasons - will play his final game in North Queensland and...
Brad Walter Minor premiers Sydney Roosters enter the finals series as the most ill-disciplined team for more than a decade after becoming just the third side in history to concede more than 200 penalties in a...
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...
Brad Walter After earning his first Queensland jersey for Origin I, Chris McQueen gave the replica one he wore to ANZ Stadium last year to his father Kevin so he could wear it while cheering the back-rower...
State of Origin
Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley described his selection of James Maloney as a "gut feeling" and revealed he had won the No.
Brad Walter South Sydney officials expect a crowd of more than 20,000 for Friday night's clash with North Queensland as the Rabbitohs begin a run of home matches, hosting seven of their next nine games.
Brad Walter St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust has confirmed the club still hopes to reunite the Morris twins and revealed the reason Josh left was because Wayne Bennett didn’t think he would become...
Brad Walter The World Club Challenge is set to be expanded to six teams under a proposal that would also result in three NRL sides playing a warm-up match each against a Super League club.