Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

NRL concedes wrestling tactics to stay

Adrian Proszenko It’s the scourge of the game, the biggest turnoff for fans, players and coaches alike. But the NRL admits it is all but powerless to stamp wrestling out of rugby league.

Knights table offer to keep band of brothers

Big brothers: Chanel, left, and Sione Mata'utia.

Adrian Proszenko Newcastle has moved to ward off the poachers by tabling lucrative offers to retain Sione, Chanel and Pat Mata'utia until the end of 2018.

South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos to be included in expanded World Club Challenge

Souths owner Russell Crowe has been pushing for an expanded World Club Challenge.

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Russell Crowe's vision of an expanded World Club Challenge will move a step closer to reality when South Sydney, Brisbane and a third NRL team play the top three Super League clubs in England next...

Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen in line for prestigious players' association award

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Adrian Proszenko He’s been ruled ineligible for the Dally M Awards or the Brad Fittler Medal, but Paul Gallen could still walk away with arguably the most prestigious gongs of them all, those voted on by his...

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Panthers rookie Kierran Moseley and the debut that almost wasn't

About to step onto the big stage: Panthers hooker Kierran Moseley.

Adrian Proszenko From the moment Kierran Moseley left home at the age of 15 to pursue his rugby league dream, his mother pleaded with him to come home.

Bob Fulton calls on NRL to introduce captain's challenge

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to revisit the captain’s challenge in a bid to avoid clangers such as the one which almost cost the Broncos a chance of a finals spot on Friday night.

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Jiu jitsu master helps South Sydney Rabbitohs perfect dark art of wrestling

Adrian Proszenko Meet the man teaching South Sydney to take their wrestling game to a whole new level.

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St George Illawarra keen for Dan Hunt to move on as overhaul looms

Off and on: Dan Hunt has managed just 11 appearances this year due to fitness and form issues.

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra are keen to offload Dan Hunt as part of a roster overhaul under new coach Paul McGregor.

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Three referees a crowd: NRL coaches slam third whistleblower proposal

Adrian Proszenko Coaches have hit out at a proposal to add a third whistleblower to the field from 2016, believing the move would lead to more mistakes and inconsistency.

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Glenn Stewart's season-ending surgery shattering for Manly Sea Eagles teammates, especially brother Brett Stewart

Brotherly bond: Glenn and Brett Stewart.

Adrian Proszenko Brett Stewart says brother Glenn is “shattered” that injury will prevent him from again playing for Manly.

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Glenn Stewart unlikely to play for Manly again

Gone for the season? Manly-Warringah's Glenn Stewart, left, with Jamie Lyon.

Adrian Proszenko There are fears Glenn Stewart has played his last game for the Sea Eagles.

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Three referees a possibility as NRL appoints Bob Fulton and John Buchanan to review the game rules

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Adrian Proszenko The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes hailed as the biggest to the game since the introduction of the video...

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John Williams speaks out about ASADA drama

Adrian Proszenko Former Cronulla player John Williams says he "can't imagine the pressure" his former Sharks teammates have been under during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority saga and hopes the issue will...

Marwan Koukash: I want to own an NRL club in time for next year's kickoff

Interested: British billionaire Marwan Koukash (right) want ownership of an NRL team prior to next season.

Adrian Proszenko Marwan Koukash is prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfil his ambition of purchasing an NRL team before next year's kick off.

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Tom Symonds 'weeks away' from new deal with Manly Sea Eagles

Adrian Proszenko Manly forward Tom Symonds is close to finalising a two-year extension in a timely boost for the club before their blockbuster clash with Penrith.

Parramatta Eels to clean out playing ranks for second year in a row

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Adrian Proszenko There won't be an overhead projector in sight, but Parramatta are poised to turn over more players this season than they did under Ricky Stuart.

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Sin Bin: 36 years later, the real story behind the Western Suburbs Magpies' face-slapping

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Adrian Proszenko Roy Masters, legend has it, is the man who introduced the infamous face-slapping rituals employed by the Western Suburbs teams of the late 1970s. This is not so.

Suspended NRL player Kade Snowden's dad takes aim at Cronulla Sharks' 2011 coaching staff

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Adrian Proszenko The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.

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Paul Gallen clear to attend Dally M's

Adrian Proszenko Paul Gallen and other Cronulla players who have accepted a backdated ASADA ban for drug use will be free to attend the Dally Ms and other awards ceremonies, but it is unclear if they will be eligible...

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Parramatta Eels on their way to silencing NRL critics

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Adrian Proszenko This time last year, Steve Sharp was telling anyone who would listen that Parramatta would make the finals.

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