Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko is chief rugby league reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald

Channel Seven ready to climb aboard the Jarryd Hayne Plane and screen San Francisco 49ers games

Adrian Proszenko They may have missed out in their bid for NRL games, but the Seven Network could still have a ratings bonanza on their hands if the NFL consents to their request to show all bar one of Jarryd Hayne's...

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Birthplace could determine where second-tier league players end up under Shane Richardson's radical new scheme

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Chief executive Shane Richardson speaking to the media after standing down from the club at Redfern Oval on January 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

Adrian Proszenko Demoted or prospective NRL players could be forced to play for teams based purely on their birthplace under a controversial proposal for the game's second-tier competition.

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Cronulla Sharks hold off brave Parramatta Eels to maintain top-four push

Flying Shark: Jack Bird offloads with time to spare.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla's ragtag bunch, which finished the home and away season stone, motherless LAST last season, is closing in on the unlikeliest of top-four finishes

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Wests Tigers chairwoman Marina Go opens up on why Robbie Farah had to go

Change of direction: Marina Go.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers chair Marina Go has opened up about the decision to offer captain Robbie Farah a release, saying it was time to put the club first to ensure it built a winning culture.

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Why Eels coach Brad Arthur is still cheering the Hayne Plane and Flash Gordon

Flash: Future Eel Michael Gordon has been in great form.

Adrian Proszenko His former fullback is lighting up the NFL. His future one is in the best form of his life and could well carve up his Eels on Saturday.

I would pick Robbie Farah from NSW Cup, says NSW coach Laurie Daley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Robbie Farah addresses the media Wests Tigers training on August 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko Blues coach Laurie Daley says he'd have no qualms about selecting Robbie Farah for State of Origin duty from the NSW Cup.

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Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen lights up screen in movie debut

Acting role: Cronulla captain Paul Gallen.

Adrian Proszenko Paul Gallen is starring in his first movie appearance alongside fellow leaguie-turned-actor Ian Roberts, but the Cronulla captain reckons Russell Crowe shouldn't fret about his day job being under...

Parramatta Eels facing court action over Brad Arthur's disputed contract extension

Not happy: Eels coach Brad Arthur.

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The management of Parramatta coach Brad Arthur is considering taking legal action against the club after it allegedly reneged on a signed contract extending and upgrading the tenure of their client.

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Canterbury Bulldogs captain James Graham defends club's handling of concussion

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03:  James Graham of the Bulldogs leaves the field after sustaining a head plays a cut shot during the round five NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury captain James Graham has defended his club's handling of the concussion protocols, declaring suggestions otherwise were "questioning the doctor's integrity or you're saying I've defied...

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Signing of Jayden Nikorima gives Sydney Roosters another win over Brisbane Broncos

Adrian Proszenko Jackson Hastings will have competition for the Roosters No.6 jersey next year after the Roosters signed Brisbane young gun Jayden Nikorima.

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Clubs to tackle NRL on development issues after pathways summit

Working on comprehensive plan: NRL chief strategist Shane Richardson.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is about to engage in another battle with its clubs as they meet with the NSW Rugby League from Wednesday to thrash out concerns over the abolition of the National Youth Competition.

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Why Newcastle's Mata'utia brothers said no to Canterbury coach Des Hasler

NCH SPORT - Knights players   Sione,  Pat and Chanel Mata'utia  17th March 2015 pic Ryan Osland

Adrian Proszenko In the end, the Mata'utia brothers put family ahead of the 'Family Club'.

Northern Territory government considers ripping up Parramatta Eels deal

Leaving a gap: Chris Sandow is regarded within Parramatta as a missed opportunity.

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The Northern Territory Government is considering ripping up its $4 million sponsorship with Parramatta after Chief Minister Adam Giles conceded questions needed to be asked whether it's good...

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How the Parramatta Eels blew $52,000 and a chance to cash in on the Hayne plane

Adrian Proszenko dinkus Dinkus

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta have blown a golden opportunity - and $52,000 - by not cashing in on the phenomenon that is Jarryd Hayne's extraordinary journey towards his NFL dream.

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Tom Wright knocks back chance of Olympic gold to join Manly Sea Eagles

Tom Wright

Adrian Proszenko For Tom Wright, the lure of an Olympic gold medal wasn't as strong as the opportunity to become Manly's long-term replacement for Kieran Foran.

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Why expansion is the trump card as NRL chases broadcast money

On the case: Former Rugby League Central heavy-hitter Shane Mattiske.

Adrian Proszenko Expansion is shaping as a potential trump card for the NRL as it seeks to add value to the remaining product left to sell off to broadcasters.

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Cronulla Sharks props Andrew and David Fifita urged to stop loitering at grounds

Not welcome: Andrew and David Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko The Penrith Referees Association has urged the Fifita brothers to uphold the spirit of their 12-month bans, claiming abused officials can't move on while they are loitering outside their grounds.

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Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes NRL's shoulder charge solution lies in rugby

Shoulder charge solution: Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes rugby union could help league solve its shoulder charge issues.

Adrian Proszenko Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes rugby league could solve the shoulder charge issue by learning from rival code rugby and allowing adjudicators to show more discretion when applying the...

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Why the NRL will be 'lucky' to get within $1 billion of AFL's $2.5 billion TV deal

SMH Sport. Sydney. New NRL TV deal. NRL CEO, Dave Smith, outlines details of the new free to air television agreement with Channel Nine. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 10 August, 2015

Adrian Proszenko The man who negotiated the last rugby league broadcast deal believes the NRL have "outsmarted themselves" at the negotiating table and would be "lucky" to finish only $1 billion short of the mammoth...

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Why Canterbury Bulldogs winger Curtis Rona is interested in Radradra's fortunes

On a wing and a prayer: Curtis Rona scores a try against the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium.

Adrian Proszenko Curtis Rona was playing cards with his Canterbury teammates on the Central Coast on Saturday night when one of them flicked the TV on.

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