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Christian covers rugby league for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Storm trooper: How Johns sparked Brodie Croft's late-season surge

Storm trooper: How Johns sparked Brodie Croft's late-season surge

Reg Reagan can take credit for helping Melbourne reach another NRL grand final. Yes, the great Reg.

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Storm to leave 'no stone unturned' in bid to get Slater off

Storm to leave 'no stone unturned' in bid to get Slater off

Melbourne will argue the shoulder-charge laws were never designed to punish players for trying to save tries near the sideline.

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Storm confident 400-game milestone will keep Smith in the game

Storm confident 400-game milestone will keep Smith in the game

Cameron Smith's pre-grand final bombshell that he could retire with Billy Slater if the Storm go back to back has not phased Melbourne officials.

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Peachey in hunt for Kangaroos utility spot

Peachey in hunt for Kangaroos utility spot

Tyrone Peachey will have a welcome distraction from the contract dramas with the Gold Coast by being named in Mal Meninga's PM's XIII team as a utility.

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Valentine's future: Holmes is where the heart is for gun No.1

Valentine's future: Holmes is where the heart is for gun No.1

The Cronulla fullback and Dally M favourite admits family is impossible to ignore as he holds off making a call on his long-term future.

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Cam Smith hints at following Billy out the door if Storm win

Cam Smith hints at following Billy out the door if Storm win

The GOAT has hinted he could follow Billy Slater into retirement should the Storm win next Sunday.

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‘Free Billy’: Storm sweat on Slater beating grand final suspension

‘Free Billy’: Storm sweat on Slater beating grand final suspension

Premiers Melbourne are through to another NRL grand final but will be hoping their retiring No. 1 will avoid being rubbed out for a shoulder charge.

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Temperatures rising as Seibold roasts Chooks a third time

Temperatures rising as Seibold roasts Chooks a third time

South Sydney coach has maintained the Sydney Roosters are the side under most pressure to advance to the grand final when the teams meet on Saturday.

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Inglis eyes Kangaroos captaincy ... after premiership with Bunnies

Inglis eyes Kangaroos captaincy ... after premiership with Bunnies

Mal Meninga will decide between Greg Inglis and Boyd Cordner to skipper Australia, but says Saturday night's result will have zero bearing on the final call.

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Shark alarm: Gallen ruled out of preliminary final against Storm

Shark alarm: Gallen ruled out of preliminary final against Storm

The inspirational Cronulla captain has run out of time to be fit for Friday's grand final qualifier against Melbourne.

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Bargain-buy playmakers giving clubs bang for their buck

Bargain-buy playmakers giving clubs bang for their buck

Chad Townsend and Brodie Croft are proof clubs do not have to splash giant cash on playmakers to push deep into the NRL finals.

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