Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Des Hasler, like his troops, is in fine form before Manly match-up

Adrian Proszenko Manly are beset by injuries, player unrest and are despised outsiders before an elimination finals game. Which is just where they want to be, says their former coach Des Hasler.

Canterbury comes calling but Brett Morris is not for sale, say St George Illawarra

Hands off: The Dragons are holding firm on Brett Morris.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra have accused a rival NRL club of tapping up Brett Morris, claiming the club has offered their Test winger a contract for next season despite Morris being contracted to the Dragons.

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NRL's first shot clock to be tested at Auckland Nines

Reigning champions: North Queensland will face Melbourne, Penrith and South Sydney in the next tournament.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will roadtest a shot clock for the first time in rugby league history at the Auckland Nines, with the innovation a chance of being used in premiership matches if the experiment is a success.

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Let's not follow US and bunker down, urges video referee Steve Folkes

Adrian Proszenko Leading video referee Steve Folkes is against the mooted bunker system, believing the crowd atmosphere at games is an attraction of, rather than a distraction from, the job.

Manly need Anthony Watmough to win, says Brett Stewart

Heading to Parramatta?: Anthony Watmough.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Brett Stewart may believe Manly "need" Anthony Watmough to win but the Sea Eagles will have to beat Canterbury minus their star back-rower after he accepted a one game ban for a dangerous throw.

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No reply from NRL over offer to house Clive Churchill rarities

Once in a lifetime opportunity: Joyce Churchill with her late husband Clive's Australian jersey at the SCG.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL has been given the first opportunity to acquire the Clive Churchill✓ Heritage Memorabilia Collection - comprising some of the most precious historical pieces in the game's history -...

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Clive Churchill Heritage Memorabilia Collection searches for a home

A selection from the unique memorabilia being sold.

Adrian Proszenko It would rate alongside the most impressive collections of memorabilia in Australian sport. Now, all it needs is a home.

Blues coach Laurie Daley could catch up with All Blacks again

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Adrian Proszenko NSW powerbrokers are planning another study tour with the All Blacks after the tactic proved to be one of the secrets behind the Blues’ drought-breaking Origin success.

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Todd Payten to take job at New Zealand Warriors, not Wests Tigers

Adrian Proszenko Todd Payten is likely to take up an assistant’s role at the New Zealand Warriors in a move that will cull one candidate for the head coaching role at Wests Tigers.

Penrith Panthers beat Sydney Roosters with field goal in dying seconds

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Adrian Proszenko Those upstart Penrith Panthers did it again. In scenes that are becoming all too familiar, Jamie Soward, with the game on the line, rose to the occasion.

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Manly Sea Eagles hooker Jayden Hodges cleared of serious neck injury

In the clear: Jayden Hodges.

Adrian Proszenko Manly hooker Jayden Hodges has been released from hospital after being cleared of a serious neck injury.

Cameron Smith likely to be fit for Melbourne Storm clash with Canterbury Bulldogs

Good news for Melbourne: Storm captain Cameron Smith is expected to face the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne captain Cameron Smith is likely to overcome an ankle injury in time to play in Sunday’s elimination final against Canterbury at AAMI Park.

Canterbury Bulldogs winger Corey Thompson signs contract extension

Set to be upgraded to top-25 status: Corey Thompson.

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Carayannis Corey Thompson has signed a contract extension with Canterbury in a boost for the side before Sunday's finals clash with Melbourne.

Coaches should pay price for wrestling injuries: lawyer

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Adrian Proszenko A Manly powerbroker has slammed the wrestling tactics used by NRL clubs and believes coaches should be made to pay if an opposing player suffers a serious injury.

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Mitchell Pearce is a Roosters captain in waiting: James Maloney

Mitchell Pearce .

Adrian Proszenko James Maloney believes Mitchell Pearce would be a worthy captain of the Sydney Roosters next year, saying the halfback’s best football is yet to come.

Ron Mulock, the man who locked in Penrith Panthers as a stand-alone club

Pathers fan: Ron Mulock

Adrian Proszenko Had it not been for Ron Mulock, supporters at the foot of the mountains could well have been cheering for the Parramatta Panthers on Saturday.

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Newtown Jets become feeder club for Cronulla

Newtown Jets.

Adrian Proszenko The Newtown Jets have officially become the feeder club for Cronulla in rugby league's latest joint venture.

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Sydney Roosters' Michael Jennings thankful for Penrith's kick in the pants

Kick up the bum: Michael Jennings is grateful for the lessons he learned at Penrith.

Adrian Proszenko Michael Jennings can see the funny side of it now.

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Penrith Panthers facing $20,000 hit for concussion breach involving Jamal Idris

Fine line: Penrith are facing a $20,000 sanction for not bringing Jamal Idris off for a concussion test at the weekend.

Adrian Proszenko Penrith are facing the prospect of a $20,000 fine for not bringing Jamal Idris off the field for a concussion test in last weekend’s win over the Warriors.

Anthony Watmough set to join Parramatta Eels but timing of exit is up to Geoff Toovey

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Adrian Proszenko Manly coach Geoff Toovey will have the ultimate say on whether Anthony Watmough joins Parramatta next year or in 2016.