Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

NRL 2014 Preview: Gold Coast Titans

Adrian Proszenko NRL 2014 Preview

NRL 2014 Preview: Canterbury Bulldogs

Adrian Proszenko NRL 2014 Preview

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League

Cronulla Sharks delivered out of debt by pizza entrepreneur Paul Ellams

Andrew Fifita

Adrian Proszenko A pizza shop owner has emerged as the mystery investor who has freed Cronulla of the bank debt that once threatened to ruin the club.

League

Sam Kasiano blow leaves Bulldogs banking on depth for NRL opening rounds

Sam Kasiano

Adrian Proszenko Bulldogs forward Sam Kasiano is set to miss the opening two NRL rounds, at least, after foot surgery.

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League

Michael Ennis, James Graham and Josh Morris to re-sign with Canterbury Bulldogs

Michael Ennis

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have received a huge boost in the lead-up to their NRL campaign with the retention of stars Michael Ennis, James Graham and Josh Morris.

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Drugs in sport

ASADA probe ends without Stephen Dank's input

Stephen Dank

Adrian Proszenko, Dan Harrison, Samantha Lane The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has completed its investigation of the AFL and NRL without speaking to Stephen Dank, the central figure in the drama at Essendon and Cronulla.

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League

Foundation Cup all but dead as an NRL pre-season event

NRL. Foundation Cup. Allianz Stadium.
Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters.

Saturday 23rd February, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Adrian Proszenko It was introduced to rival the Charity Shield and to celebrate Australia's first rugby league clubs, but the Foundation Cup is all but dead as a pre-season event.

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League

St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Adam Quinlan rewarded for persistence

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Adam Quinlan of the Dragons passes the ball during the round 24 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Wests Tigers at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko When Adam Quinlan runs out in the Dragons No.1 jersey against Wests Tigers in place of the injured Josh Dugan, it will be a reward for perseverance.

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League

Parramatta Eels eager to reel in Jamie Buhrer from Manly Sea Eagles with big offer

Jamie Buhrer

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta are preparing a lucrative deal for Jamie Buhrer in the hope of luring the former NSW utility back to the club.

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League

NRL marketing guru Lewis Pullen bullish about overtaking AFL as leading code

NRL trophy

Adrian Proszenko The NRL's new marketing guru says the next broadcast-rights deal will fetch a record sum that will position league above AFL or any other competitor as the premier Australian sport.

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League

Will Hopoate adds faith to Eels' push for redemption

Will Hopoate

Adrian Proszenko After his last game, the last game of 2011, Will Hopoate did a lap of honour. This was his first game of football since. On that occasion he was playing with, rather than against, Manly.

League

Auckland Nines 2015 could feature NRL's fastest man race

Jarryd Hayne

Adrian Proszenko The Auckland Nines could feature an altogether different dash for cash next year if its promoter goes ahead with a 100-metre race to determine the NRL's fastest man.

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League

League 2014: we predict the winners, medallists and dark horses

Roosters

Adrian Proszenko There is no crystal ball, but there are experts. Fairfax Media chief league reporter Adrian Proszenko gets the low-down on what to expect.

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League

Sydney Roosters embracing challenge of defying NRL history

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  (L-R) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Anthony Minichiello of the Sydney Roosters and Michael McIlorum, Matty Smith and Matt Bowen of the Wigan Warriors pose with the World Club Challenge trophy during the World Club Challenge press conference at Allianz Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko The Roosters will get their first taste of what it's like to go from being the hunter to the hunted in their World Club Championship against Wigan. And they are looking forward to it.

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League

Israel Folau keeps the door open for NRL return after 2015 Rugby World Cup

Israel

Adrian Proszenko Israel Folau has opened up about his frustrations negotiating a return to the NRL, but maintains rugby league remains a genuine option when his ARU contract expires.

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League

Greg Inglis may miss State of Origin II because of birth of first child

Greg Inglis

Adrian Proszenko For all the focus on where Greg Inglis was born, it's the arrival of his first born that could finally give NSW some hope.

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League

David Garnsey hopes Aurora Andruska's exit won't stall ASADA investigation

Aurora Andruska, ASADA CEO, during a joint press conference on organised crime and drugs in sport, at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 7 February 2013.
Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Adrian Proszenko The NRL players' association hopes Aurora Andruska's resignation from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority won't slow the investigation.

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League

NRL ditches plan for independent doctors to assess concussion risk

Adrian Proszenko The NRL has aborted plans to introduce independent doctors to monitor game-day concussions, believing club medicos are best qualified to determine player safety.

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League

Roosters star Boyd Cordner willing to defy club wishes again to play in City-Country fixture

NRL. Penrith Panthers vs Eastern Suburbs Roosters.
Centerbet Stadium, Penrith.
Boyd Cordner after scoring
Friday 2nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Adrian Proszenko Try telling Boyd Cordner the City-Country is a meaningless match. The Roosters star didn’t know, when he presented himself to the Country medical examination last year with a torn tendon in his foot,...

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League

World Club Challenge: Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello could have lined up for Wigan

Anthony Minichiello.

Adrian Proszenko One way or another, Anthony Minichiello was destined to play in the World Club Challenge.