Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Manly Sea Eagles offer Daly Cherry-Evans eight-year deal to entice Gold Coast Titans backflip

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Daly Cherry-Evans is on top of the rugby league world with eight-year deal.

Daly Cherry-Evans speculation to continue despite scrapping of NRL round 13 rule

Daly Cherry-Evans.

Adrian Proszenko Gold Coast CEO Graham Annesley has welcomed the scrapping of the NRL's round 13 rule, but the change won't come quickly enough to prevent yet another week of speculation about the future of Daly...

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Give New Zealand its own State of Origin series, says Warriors boss Jim Doyle

The Warriors' Shaun Johnson makes a break against the Tigers.

Adrian Proszenko Top-ranking league official Jim Doyle believes New Zealand is capable of staging its own State of Origin fixture to showcase the burgeoning talent flourishing outside of the game's heartland states.

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Queensland and Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater likely to miss Roosters blockbuster

Ruled out: Billy Slater will take no part in Melbourne's clash with the Roosters but is expected to be fit for the second Origin match in Melbourne.

Adrian Proszenko Billy Slater has been ruled out of Monday night's blockbuster clash with the Roosters, but the Maroons star is expected to be fit for State of Origin II at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Trent Barrett poised to take over as Manly Sea Eagles coach from Geoff Toovey

In Manly's sights: Trent Barrett.

Adrian Proszenko Trent Barrett could be coaching Manly within a fortnight in a move that would end Geoff Toovey's lifelong association with the club.

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Sin Bin: Nines promoters open to shifting tournament into Origin period

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Adrian Proszenko The promoters behind the Auckland Nines tournament are open to the prospect of shifting the tournament to the middle of the season to make stand-alone State of Origins a viable option.

Cronulla Sharks forward Anthony Tupou opens up on sickening jaw injury

Injury: Sharks forward Anthony Tupou leaves the field with a broken jaw.

Adrian Proszenko Anthony Tupou has broken his silence about the sickening blow that shattered his jaw, declaring he won't let the injury end his career.

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Proud Mary: how fate led Paul McGregor to the St George Illawarra Dragons

Paul McGregor

Adrian Proszenko Paul McGregor, by nature, is not the sort of bloke who leaves things to chance.

Samoan star Daniel Vidot set to leave Brisbane Broncos for Cantebury Bulldogs

On the move: Broncos winger Daniel Vidot takes on the defence during the round six NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium.

Adrian Proszenko Out-of-favour Bronco Daniel Vidot is poised to bolster Canterbury's backline stocks by shifting to Belmore before the June 30 transfer window closes.

State of Origin: Josh Morris opens up on his latest great Origin Moment

Another gear: Josh Morris was one of New South Wales' best.

Adrian Proszenko Last year he climbed off the canvas to stop a rampaging Greg Inglis, but this time Josh Morris reckons his Great Origin Moment was as much about luck as persistence.

State of Origin I: Laurie Daley to keep faith with NSW Blues halves but injured Robbie Farah in doubt

Stand by me: Mitchell Pearce is in Laurie Daley's plans for Game Two.

Adrian Proszenko Laurie Daley has declared his new-look halves pairing of Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson as certain starters for game II – but there are no such guarantees for injured skipper Robbie Farah.

St George Illawarra Dragons could pay the Price for sacking coach in local derby

Paul McGregor and Steve Price watch a Dragons training session.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla assistant coach Steve Price will have an opportunity to exact revenge on the club that sacked him when he returns to Jubilee Oval for the first time on Sunday.

State of Origin I: Bid to get NSW Blues ace Robbie Farah removed from fray

Tough call: A pair of independent doctors were satisfied with the decision to allow Farah to continue.

Adrian Proszenko Robbie Farah pushed through the pain barrier in another hotly contested State of Origin encounter, but the Maroons believe he should never have got the chance after claiming the NSW skipper should...

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State of Origin: How NSW Blues half Trent Hodkinson almost became a British Bulldog

Pom in the making? Trent Hodkinson could qualify for England through his father's heritage.

Adrian Proszenko Had he not been chosen for NSW last year, Trent Hodkinson would probably be an England international by now.

Josh Dugan emerges as shock captaincy contender for St George Illawarra Dragons

Josh Dugan

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor predicts Josh Dugan will become a contender for the club captaincy if he continues his remarkable transformation from bad boy to "model citizen".

Parramatta Eels' Semi Radradra due to appear in court on driving charges

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Adrian Proszenko Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse for Parramatta, try-scoring machine Semi Radradra is due to appear in court over a series of driving charges.

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State of Origin: NSW Blues head to the ice age to find an edge

His way: Laurie Daley changed the culture within the NSW team and newcomers will be expected to conform.

Adrian Proszenko It looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Or Austin Powers. But it could just be the secret edge that ensures the State of Origin shield remains south of the border.

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Parramatta Eels chief Scott Seward urges NRL to look to NFL to fix salary cap mess

Optimistic: Parramatta CEO Scott Seward says the club will retain its big-name signings despite the salary cap dramas.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta CEO Scott Seward has urged the NRL to consider NFL-style trade windows and disabled lists to prevent salary cap breaches and create smoother pathways for players into the top grade.

Tyrone Phillips to make his NRL debut for Canterbury Bulldogs

Sio Siua Taukeiaho of the Roosters is tackled by Tyrone Ranuku Phillips of the Bulldogs in the 2015 Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Adrian Proszenko Tyrone Phillips is about to get a chance to make headlines for the right reasons.

NSW enforcer Aaron Woods adamant Matt Scott is top of the props

Blues brothers: Aaron Woods (right) and Blues coach Laurie Daley in camp at Coffs Harbour this week.

Adrian Proszenko Aaron Woods has been described by some as the game's top prop on form, but the NSW forward has no illusions about where the mantle belongs.