Adam Pengilly

Adam Pengilly

Adam Pengilly is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Michael Ennis still in the dark about State of Origin prospects after judiciary disappointment

Adam Pengilly Michael Ennis said he has "no idea" about his prospects of a State of Origin recall after failing to earn a downgrade on a careless high tackle charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

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Dogs of war give Melbourne a good old fashioned welcome back to Belmore

Feeling good: The Bulldogs celebrate the win with the crowd.

Adam Pengilly The Melbourne Storm had barely rolled through the front gates at Belmore before they knew what kind of welcome they would get.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs defeat Melbourne Storm on return to Belmore

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29:  Steam rises off David Klemmer of the Bulldogs as he watches on from the bench during the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at Belmore Sports Ground on June 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly The Bulldogs' back to Belmore party went off without a hitch as the home side hammered the Storm in front of a sell out crowd.

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Sydney Roosters heap more Monday night woe on St George Illawarra Dragons

Powering on: Isaac Liu pumps the legs in the tackle.

Adam Pengilly Trent Robinson revealed his squad gave Michael Jennings "a kick up the bum" before their victory over the Dragons on Monday night.

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State of Origin: how the NSW players rated

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17:  Michael Jennings (Right) of the Blues celebrates scoring a try during game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Adam Pengilly See how the NSW players rated in game two.

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Jason Taylor hails hard-nosed Wests Tigers cubs after drubbing South Sydney

Too easy: Avagalu Seumanfagai and Martin Taupau of the Tigers celebrate at ANZ Stadium.

Adam Pengilly A relieved Jason Taylor has challenged his Wests Tigers cubs to continue to adopt the hard-nosed style of a premiership force after the hosts savaged a below-par South Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Friday...

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How did Wests Tigers' David Nofoaluma not score this try?

Adam Pengilly David Nofoaluma can wander down to any junior league game and chastise under-7s for what he failed to do under the bright Friday night lights.

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James Tedesco stars as Wests Tigers stun South Sydney Rabbitohs

Hands off: Martin Taupau of the Tigers sends Souths fullback Alex Johnston flying.

Adam Pengilly James Tedesco was last year's Daly Cherry-Evans. This year's round 13 rule passed without the fullback barely being mentioned as his football did all the talking, starring in a Tigers upset over...

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Loss to North Queensland Cowboys has Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur accusing players of 'removing themselves from game'

What happened? The Eels look dejected after a Cowboys try.

Adam Pengilly Frustrated Parramatta coach Brad Arthur accused his side of "removing themselves from the game" after the cellar dwelling Eels became a footnote in NRL history, surrendering the third biggest...

North Queensland Cowboys stage third biggest comeback to stun Parramatta Eels: Five tries in 10 minutes

Amazing comeback: Michael Morgan scores for the Cowboys.

Adam Pengilly North Queensland back-rower Gavin Cooper crossed for an incredible hat-trick in six second-half minutes as North Queensland engineered the third biggest comeback in NRL history to mow down an...

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'They blew it': Phil Gould slams composure of Blues halves

Blues halfback Trent Hodkinson.

Adam Pengilly Phil Gould has delivered a stinging rebuke of NSW's composure in the halves after Laurie Daley's side fumbled their way through the final minutes of a one-point loss to Queensland at ANZ Stadium.

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State of Origin: How the NSW players rated in game one

Another gear: Josh Morris was one of New South Wales' best.

Adam Pengilly How the NSW players rated in game one.

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Greg Bird to miss entire State of Origin series after judiciary dismisses downgrade claim

Greg Bird.

Adam Pengilly A stony-faced Greg Bird marched out of the judiciary with his State of Origin hopes in tatters after failing in his bid to have a dangerous throw downgraded on Wednesday night.

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City rookie Blake Austin powers into NSW contention for future series after relishing permanent spot

In the frame: Blake Austin scores for City during the loss to Country in their clash at Wagga's McDonalds Park.

Adam Pengilly Blake Austin has spent the best part of his career trying to escape the halfback role, but excelled as Brad Fittler's No.7 in a three-performance for City on Sunday.

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Josh Reynolds on report for trip as Country down City

Shark on Shark: City forward Wade Graham fends off Cronulla teammate and Country opponent Jack Bird.

Adam Pengilly Brad Fittler wanted to wish Josh Reynolds "good luck". It was immediately unclear whether he was referring to an imminent date with the judiciary or in his 11th-hour audition to keep his Blues...

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Steve Hall aboard the Brad Fittler express: Country ambassador City's biggest fan

: City coach Brad Fittler (right) with (left to right) Country coach Trent Barratt, chairman of the Country League John Anderson and chairman of City rugby League George Peponis.

Adam Pengilly Brad Fittler's power of persuasion is etched across the chest of the man they call "Bear", but has never known why

'Five or six' NSW spots on the line in City-Country, says Trent Barrett

No laughing matter: James Maloney is one of a host of players battling for a Blues jersey on Sunday acorrding to his Country coach Trent Barrett.

Adam Pengilly A catch-up over coffee with NSW coach Laurie Daley has convinced Country mentor Trent Barrett "five or six" State of Origin spots are still up for grabs in the high-stakes annual trial at Wagga on...

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Wests Tigers cub Curtis Sironen happy to live in Paul's shadow

Famous football family: Curtis Sironen and his dad Paul in City Origin camp ahead of today's match against Country.

Adam Pengilly Paul Sironen still can't get son Curtis to clean up himself at home, so what chance was he ever going to have in City Origin camp?

City five-eighth Josh Reynolds in charge, Daniel Tupou shrugs off virus as pair cling to NSW spots

In the spotlight: Josh Reynolds of the Bulldogs is out to boost his representative claims on Sunday.

Adam Pengilly Brad Fittler will hand the keys to his City machine to Josh Reynolds in his most important State of Origin audition as the other man battling to retain his Blues place, winger Daniel Tupou, shrugged...

Penrith's next Mount Druitt prodigy Reagan Campbell-Gillard keeping peace on and off field

Taking his chance: Penrtih forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

Adam Pengilly City rookie Reagan Campbell-Gillard can take the comparisons to fellow Mount Druitt export Mark Geyer, minus the "elbows and fighting".