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

Rugby League

Crusher tackle a frightening moment: Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter Kiwi star said hearing a crack in his neck was the most frightening moments of his career.

Rugby

Farrell's path to Lions very close to being road to Wigan

Andy Farrell.

Brad Walter IF Eddie Jones's wife had not been reluctant to move to England's north, Lions defence coach Andy Farrell may instead be in charge of Super League club Wigan - denying Michael Maguire the chance that...

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Rugby Union

Waratahs' hope for aerial game

Israel Folau.

Brad Walter, Sydney Almost every time he had a break during his first rugby training session, Israel Folau would either bounce the football or kick it for himself, but it is another AFL skill the Waratahs plan to...

Folau's new tricks delight the Tahs

Super Rugby. NSW Waratahs traing at Moore Park.
Israel Folau in his first training session with the Waratahs.
Thursday 6th December, 2012
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Brad Walter ALMOST every time he had a break during his first rugby training session, Israel Folau would either bounce the football or kick it for himself, but it is another AFL skill the Waratahs plan to use...

Rugby

Cooper deal raises Deans question

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Brad Walter QUADE COOPER'S decision to turn down a massive offer from France to stay in Australian rugby union suggests he either believes he can still work with Robbie Deans or the Wallabies coach's days are...

Folau frustrated by NRL

New horizons: Israel Folau has not ruled out a return to rugby league.

Brad Walter But former league star refused to rule out a return to the game the following season.

Schubert's wrong price tag drove Folau to Tahs

Israel Folau

Brad Walter IF NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert had initially determined Israel Folau's value at $250,000 he almost certainly would have posing for photos in an Eels jersey on Tuesday rather than a Waratahs...

Rugby

Now new Waratah sets his sights on the Lions

Israel Folau

Brad Walter ISRAEL FOLAU hasn't played rugby union since high school but the 23-year-old Waratahs recruit has set himself the goal of playing for the Wallabies against the touring British Lions next season.

Rugby

Folau says he's didn't sign with Waratahs for the money

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Brad Walter ISRAEL Folau insists he has no regrets about the way his playing future has worked out after confirming a one year deal with NSW Waratahs.

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Union

Angry Folau to answer critics

Union man: Israel Folau.

Brad Walter Former league star to announce one-year deal with Waratahs on Tuesday.

Rugby Union

Folau to take $1m pay cut with Waratahs

Israel Folau

Brad Walter, Sydney Israel Folau is set to sign a one-year deal with the Waratahs worth a third of the $1.5 million per season AFL contract he recently turned his back on.

Tahs may net Folau on the cheap

Israel Folau

Brad Walter ISRAEL FOLAU is set to sign a one-year deal with the Waratahs worth a third of the $1.5 million-a-season AFL contract he recently turned his back on and less than Parramatta's initial offer for him...

Cooper to explain why he left union

Brad Walter Quade Cooper will hold a press conference in Brisbane next Monday to outline his reasons for quitting rugby union in Australia as a number of leading NRL figures declared he would be a welcome...

Cooper plans to tell all

In or out: Quade Cooper.

Brad Walter Quade Cooper will outline his reasons for quitting the game next Monday.

Rugby

Roosters can't fit Cooper in until 2014

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Brad Walter QUADE COOPER will hold a press conference in Brisbane next Monday to outline his reasons for quitting rugby union in Australia as a number of leading NRL figures declared he would be a welcome...

Pay hit: Cooper may quit

Quade Cooper

Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson Quade Cooper's Australian rugby union career appears to be over after the ARU effectively forced the star five-eighth out of the game by offering him an incentive-based contract usually reserved for...

ARU opens door for Cooper to walk

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Brad Walter QUADE COOPER'S Australian rugby career appears to be over after the ARU effectively forced the star five-eighth out of the game by offering him an incentive-based contract usually reserved for...

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Rugby union

NRL cans Buderus' job with Brumbies

Danny Buderus

Brad Walter DANNY BUDERUS'S coaching role with the ACT Brumbies was doomed from the moment the Super Rugby franchise's media manager Elliot Woods handed him one of the team's polo shirts to put on just before...

Sonny Bill departing union but Kiwis leave door open for his return

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter NZRU officials have confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams will be leaving New Zealand at the end of the Super Rugby season and has advised that he will not return next year.

Sonny Bill to announce imminent departure

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter SONNY BILL WILLIAMS will announce today that he has played his last Test for the All Blacks unless he returns to New Zealand rugby union after an expected stint with Sydney Roosters.