Rugby League

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.

Angry: James Maloney took objection to the NRL's negotiating tact from Origin camp during the week.

Players' $1 billion-plus pay demands will destroy game: NRL

Player payments would break through the $1 billion mark in the next collective bargaining agreement and will "ultimately destroy the financial viability and structure of the game and its clubs" if the players' union's proposal is accepted, according to a leaked NRL document.

Not mates: Raelene Castle and Canterbury Bulldogs chairman Ray Dib.

Castle exit proves just who's top Dog at Belmore

When Raelene Castle first began as Canterbury chief executive, everyone wanted to know whether it would be her or Des Hasler running the club. Four years later, it is evident neither of them is the Top Dog at Belmore.

Maturity: Peter Sterling is backing Mitchell Pearce to finally deliver at Origin level.

Sterling backs Pearce to exorcise Origin demons

Peter Sterling believes Mitchell Pearce is "a much better proposition" to become the NSW halfback than at any other time in his career and won't carry the baggage of previous defeats if given another crack at State of Origin.

Heading to Cronulla: Josh Dugan.

Done deal: Sharks confirm four-year Dugan coup

The debate over whether Josh Dugan is a fullback or a centre will be determined by Cronulla after the representative star signed a four-year, $3 million deal with the premiers from next season.