Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Parramatta Eel Anthony Watmough not playing loyalty card in Origin debate

Adrian Proszenko Anthony Watmough won't be blowing up if NSW selectors opt for a younger - and more in-form - forward for this year's State of Origin campaign.

Cronulla Sharks speedster Ben Barba in line to be next code-hopper for Rio Olympics

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Adrian Proszenko Ben Barba has been sounded out about playing Rugby Sevens for Australia at the 2016 Olympics.

City Origin debutant Tyrone Peachey knocks back mum's advice to succeed in NRL arena

Adrian Proszenko If Tyrone Peachey's mum had her way, the City Origin debutant would never have played rugby league.

NRL considers limiting use of video ref to stop diving

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will consider limiting the use of the video referee when players have been floored in an attempt to stop the scourge of diving.

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NRL coaches to demand interchange answers at summit

Unhappy: Sharks coach Shane Flanagan at training on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko Coaches will demand clarity on the interchange rules for next year when they converge on head office for meetings with the NRL and the players' association on Wednesday.

Shadows of Denis Fitzgerald, Roy Spagnolo loom over Parramatta Eels elections

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Adrian Proszenko Denis Fitzgerald will not be standing at the upcoming Parramatta Leagues Club elections, but he and former Parramatta powerbroker Roy Spagnolo will still make their presence felt at the ballot box.

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Cronulla's Wade Graham to skipper City in Luke Keary's Blues initiation

Leading light: Cronulla's Wade Graham is expected to captain the Country side for next week's clash.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla forward Wade Graham is likely to have the honour of captaining the City Origin side in what will be Ipswich-born Luke Keary's induction into the Blues fold.

State of Origin worth up to $500,000 per minute if sold separately in broadcast deal

Rival captains Paul Gallen and Cameron Smith at the State of Origin series launch in Melbourne.

Adrian Proszenko State of Origin could be worth almost $500,000 per minute if the NRL opts to sell off the marquee interstate series separately in the next broadcast rights deal.

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Canterbury Bulldogs sniffing for new sponsor, with a seven-figure price tag

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Adrian Proszenko Canterbury are on the lookout for a new major sponsor as they prepare to part company with long-term partner Jaycar.

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Canterbury Bulldogs halfback Trent Hodkinson reckons Andrew Johns' criticism is spot on

Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson has had a slow start to the season.

Adrian Proszenko Trent Hodkinson reckons Andrew Johns is not only entitled to his opinion about the NSW halfback's form, but actually agrees with it.

Newcastle Knight Sione Mata'utia could go from NSW Cup to Country Origin

Country chance: Newcastle Knights young gun Sione Mata'utia.

Adrian Proszenko The rollercoaster career of Sione Mata'utia could take another turn with the Newcastle young gun a chance of being plucked for the Country side from the NSW Cup.

Contract breakers should pay compensation, says Canterbury Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle

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Adrian Proszenko Players who leave exit deals early should be personally liable for a penalty, says Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle.

Marquee signing allowance to make Super League more attractive to NRL stars

England stars: Sam Burgess and James Graham.

Adrian Proszenko Super League powerbrokers are poised to agree to a new marquee signing allowance which will make it more attractive for the NRL's elite to head to England.

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NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley finds inspiration on American odyssey

Laurie Daley celebrates NSW's Origin win with Anthony Watmough.

Adrian Proszenko Laurie Daley has returned from a study tour of the United States brimming with ideas he believes will give NSW an edge in their State of Origin title defence.

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Round 13 rule will be reviewed, says NRL chief executive Dave Smith

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to investigate a new player transfer system after frustration over the current round 13 rule.

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Five years on, Parramatta Eels prop Danny Wicks to face former club Newcastle

Adrian Proszenko Not since Sonny Bill Williams has anyone had to wait five years to take on their former NRL club.

Brotherly love ... Mata'utia clan unite to help Newcastle assault victims Tibor Racsits and daughter Kiara

Brothers in arms: (From left) Chanel, Peter and Sione Mata'utia.

Adrian Proszenko Peter Mata'utia first saw the images of Newcastle local Tibor Racsits and his 12-year-old daughter Kiara being set upon by a gang of youths on Facebook.

South Sydney recruit Cody Walker makes his return following assault allegations

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney recruit Cody Walker will play his first game of rugby league on Sunday since he was charged with domestic assault allegations.

So-called 'injured' City-Country withdrawals face NRL sanctions

Adrian Proszenko Players who pull out of the City-Country game could face a one-match NRL ban under a proposal tabled by the Country Rugby League.

Nate Myles delay could cost Titans their prize signing, Daly Cherry-Evans plus Kane Elgey

Frustrated: Daly Cherry-Evans.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko A delay in Nate Myles' contract negotiations could cost the Titans three big name players