Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

400,000 reasons why Cronulla Sharks are getting it right on and off the field

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla is $400,000 better off financially after satisfying the NRL it had made the governance changes required to qualify for a reduction in the $1 million fine for the supplements scandal.

Manly Sea Eagles' outstanding $358,000 debt to council raises fresh Brookvale Oval fears

Sacred ground: The Manly Sea Eagles love playing at Brookvale Oval.

Adrian Proszenko Manly are allegedly $358,000 in arrears in hiring fee payments to Warringah Council for Brookvale Oval, raising fresh fears about whether games will be staged at the traditional ground next year and...

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Gal pal: Why Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen turned to Olympian Anna Meares

Reformed character: Sharks captain Paul Gallen.

Adrian Proszenko Anna Meares, a proud Maroons and Cowboys fan, is too diplomatic to reveal what she really thought of Paul Gallen before the call.

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Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith lauds Johnathan Thurston's selfless Dally M stand

Star power: Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston.

Adrian Proszenko Australian captain Cameron Smith has lauded the selfless stand made by Johnathan Thurston, believing the North Queensland captain's preparedness to boycott the Dally M medals has ensured the voice of...

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Rugby League Players' Association boss Clint Newton says deal with the NRL may be close

Adrian Proszenko Rugby League Player's Association boss Clint Newton is hopeful the six-month impasse with the NRL over pay and conditions could be resolved at a meeting at Rugby League Central on Wednesday.

Johnathan Thurston takes aim at Dally M awards after winning RLPA players' player medal

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys gives his players a heated speech at the end of the NRL 1st Elimination Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at the Dally Ms after describing his fourth Rugby League Player's Association player's player medal as the "highest accolade a player can get".

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Canterbury Bulldogs' Josh Reynolds was a Sydney Roosters fan

Bulldogs man: Five-eighth Josh Reynolds celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal against the Dragons.

Adrian Proszenko Josh Reynolds reckons it's "disgusting". The footage of him, in his early teens, wearing a Roosters jersey. Cheering for the side he will take on in an elimination final on Friday.

NRL finals 2015: Sam Kasiano and Kane Evans set to reprise season's biggest hit

Big bopper: Bulldogs prop Sam Kasiano.

Adrian Proszenko Prepare for Sam Kasiano versus Kane Evans all over again.

Disgruntled Wests Tigers fans protest against Robbie Farah's treatment

Seeking a meeting: Robbie Farah is hoping to meet with the Tigers hierarchy.

Adrian Proszenko About 30 Wests Tigers fans vented their displeasure over the club's treatment of Robbie Farah, storming the Concord Oval headquarters in support of the embattled skipper.

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Have NRL players ever had it better? The facts behind pay dispute

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Adrian Proszenko Have the players ever had it so good? The NRL faces the challenge of balancing the demands of the players with the knowledge the majority of clubs are operating at a loss.

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Dally M boycott threat a 'wake-up call for NRL', says man who staged the last one

Sound advice: Tony Butterfield.

Adrian Proszenko The man at the helm of the players' association during the last Dally M boycott has described the current threat as the "wake-up call" the NRL needs to take the concerns of its greatest assets...

Sin Bin: Jarryd Hayne saved my life, now watch me become a wife

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Adrian Proszenko The Irish backpacker Jarryd Hayne saved from drowning says there will be a seat for the cross-code star at her wedding if he's able to attend.

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Former NFL player Manfred Moore backs San Francisco 49ers recruit Jarryd Hayne to replicate his try-touchdown double

The original code hopper: Manfred Moore at Sydney Airport in 1977.

Adrian Proszenko Manfred Moore is the only man in history to score an NFL touchdown and an NRL try. But the former Newtown winger predicts Jarryd Hayne will soon be the next - and has even offered to personally tutor...

'Loyalty is dead', but Bulldogs veteran Sam Perrett makes Des Hasler an offer he can't refuse

Adrian Proszenko Sam Perrett is about to finalise a contract extension with Canterbury. If it's a dud deal, the New Zealand international will have no one to blame but himself.

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The pizza shop owner who coughed up the dough to save Cronulla Sharks

Adrian Proszenko He's the pizza shop owner who came up with the dough for Cronulla when they were most in need.

Penrith Panthers recruit Josh Hall predicts more AFL stars could switch to NRL

Heading to Penrith: Former Gold Coast Suns player Josh Hall runs with the ball against the Richmond Tigers in 2012.

Adrian Proszenko Penrith recruit Josh Hall believes many AFL players are capable of making the switch to the NRL as he positions himself to become the first to do so.

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Why Canterbury Bulldogs halves Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye are playing catch up

Big three: Bulldogs legend Terry Lamb with Moses Mbye and Josh Reynolds.

Adrian Proszenko At a time when rival sides have their halves combinations down pat, Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye are still getting acquainted.

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Valentine Holmes kicking goals, even if Cronulla Sharks don't stick to script

Making his mark: Cronulla youngster Valentine Holmes is turning heads in the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko Valentine Holmes wasn't meant to kick the winning field goal against Parramatta.

Sin Bin: The secret training sessions that propelled Jarryd Hayne towards NFL

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Adrian Proszenko The man who organised secret training sessions for Jarryd Hayne two years ago has predicted Jarryd Hayne will forever revolutionise the way American football is played.

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The day Manly Sea Eagles legend Geoff Toovey jumped the shark

Adrian Proszenko For many years 'Jack the Lemon Shark', as he was affectionately known, was one of the most famous inhabitants of The Great Barrier Reef.

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