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

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Sleeping pill ban for New Zealand Warriors in wake of World Cup probe

Brad Walter Warriors players have been banned from taking sleeping pills while other NRL clubs are setting strict guidelines about the use of prescription drugs in the wake of allegations that Kiwi players mixed...

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NRL club doctors add support for Warriors' drugs stance

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Brad Walter NRL doctors have applauded the Warriors' decision to ban their players from using sleeping pills and believe it demonstrates that clubs are now taking health and welfare issues more seriously.

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Auckland Nines great for NRL in New Zealand but Warriors not keen to share turf just yet

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Brad Walter Warriors co-owner Eric Watson believes the success of the Nines in Auckland could accelerate the growth of privately run clubs in the premiership but he doesn't believe the NRL should consider two...

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Warriors coach Matthew Elliott faces the sack

Axe looming: NZ Warriors coach Matthew Elliott.

Brad Walter Matthew Elliott is set to be the first NRL coach sacked this season, with Warriors owners Eric Watson and Owen Glenn understood to have run out of patience after Saturday night's 37-6 loss to...

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Chairman Bill Wavish feels the heat as pressure builds on New Zealand Warriors to turn fortunes around

New coach Andrew McFadden has inherited a Warriors team in turmoil.

Brad Walter Warriors chairman Bill Wavish has conceded his head is on the chopping block, along with that of acting coach Andrew McFadden, if the team fails to make the finals.

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Warriors appoint Andrew McFadden as interim coach

Warriors coach Matthew Elliott.

Brad Walter The Warriors have announced the appointment of Andrew McFadden as acting coach following the departure of Matthew Elliott with immediate effect.

Sheens’s name thrown into mix at Warriors

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Brad Walter Sin Bin: Sydney Roosters assistant Matthew Elliott, former Parramatta coach Stephen Kearney and Canberra deputy Justin Morgan are understood to be on a shortlist for the Warriors job, but a decision...

Warriors turn to Siejka after Johnson adds to injury woes

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Brad Walter FORMER Penrith playmaker Harry Siejka may be thrust into the Warriors line-up for their opening premiership clash with Parramatta after Shaun Johnson became the the club's latest big name on the...

Warriors warned that loss to Panthers was no laughing matter

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Lewis Brown of the Panthers is tackled during the round 10 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors at Centrebet Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Warriors players have received a dressing down after some were seen on television smiling and laughing at full time in Saturday night's record 62-6 loss to Penrith.

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Warriors can build on ugly wins, says Mannering

Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Brad Walter Warriors captain Simon Mannering believes back-to-back wins over top-four sides Manly and Sydney Roosters have proved that the New Zealand club can match it with the best in the NRL this season.

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Warriors elders embrace return of a former chief

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Brad Walter Senior Warriors players have welcomed the prospect of Stephen Kearney joining the coaching staff next season but the New Zealand franchise isn't the only NRL club considering a role for the former...

No Smith as Warriors grill coach candidates

Brad Walter Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah, chairman Bill Wavish and recruitment manager Dean Bell met several candidates for the club's coaching job in Sydney this week before a meeting with new owner...

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Kiwi billionaire buys into New Zealand Warriors

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Brad Walter and Aaron Lawton Kiwi billionaire Owen Glenn has taken a stake in the New Zealand Warriors on the eve of the club's opening premiership match of the season on Sunday against Manly at Eden Park.

Watson welcomes Glenn to Warriors for his passion, not wealth

Brad Walter, Aaron Lawton ERIC WATSON predicts the Warriors will soon win a premiership and declares he can envisage the team comprising only of Kiwi players, but he stops short of claiming the Auckland-based club now has the...

Warriors co-owner looks to invest in second NZ bid

Owen Glenn

Steve Kilgallon, Brad Walter OWEN GLENN has had shares in the Warriors for a few days but the New Zealand multimillionaire is already lobbying for a second Kiwi team and has held talks with a consortium led by former NRL chief...

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Darius Boyd could follow Wayne Bennett to Brisbane

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Brad Walter Darius Boyd is tipped to follow Wayne Bennett to Brisbane next season but Joey Leilua has told Newcastle officials he doesn't intend to invoke a get-out clause in his contract if the seven-time...

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NRL's Rise For Alex McKinnon appeal nets more than $1.1 million

Emotional time: Alex McKinnon wipes away a tear during his homecoming at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

Brad Walter NRL supporters have donated more than $1.1 million for injured Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon, after a bucket appeal and the sale of wristbands at Hunter Stadium on Sunday raised $30,000 alone.

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NRL teams told it's all right to push in scrums

Beneficiary: Sam Tomkins picked up the ball and had a free run to the line after the Warriors' scrum took the Eels by surprise.

Brad Walter NRL teams have been given the green light to push in scrums after the Warriors successfully revived the tactic to score a try in last Saturday night's 48-0 romp against Parramatta at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Where will supercoach Wayne Bennett end up next?

Swamped: Wayne Bennett faces the media on Thursday.

Brad Walter Potential destinations for Wayne Bennett.

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Wayne Bennett says he's interested in returning to St George Illawarra Dragons

Time to go: Wayne Bennett fronts the media in Newcastle on Thursday.

Brad Walter Wayne Bennett has confirmed his interest in returning to St George Illawarra after the seven-times premiership-winning coach threw himself into the market by announcing he would leave Newcastle at...

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