Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

NRL: Bulldog Corey Thompson desperate to fit into Ben Barba's old jersey

Adrian Proszenko On a day when the club will install a new board and captain, Corey Thompson wants to prove he has what it takes to become Canterbury's new fullback.

Scott MacDougall says ASADA has an obligation to act soon

Scott MacDougall

Adrian Proszenko Google Scott MacDougall's rugby league career and one of the first articles to emerge bears the screaming headline ''NRL player jumps fence to flee from drug test''.

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Steve Mortimer vows to resign if new board dumps Bulldogs chairman

Bulldogs membership drive at Martin Place...Steve Mortimer and Terry Lamb
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photos Ben Rushton
smh sport February 15 2011

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury legend Steve Mortimer will resign as a director if a rival ticket he is falsely advertised as supporting ousts chairman Ray Dib at Sunday’s board elections.

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Manly Sea Eagles sign three-year sponsorship deal with Daikin

Manly Sea Eagles

Adrian Proszenko Manly have jagged another multinational sponsor after signing air-conditioning company Daikin on a three-year deal worth more than $1 million.


Eric Grothe back in business after foray into music, corporate worlds

New Cronulla signing, Eric Grothe jnr.

Adrian Proszenko In the three years he has been out of the game, Eric Grothe Jnr has sat on a board, performed as a muso at packed-out gigs and dabbled in TV and radio.

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Wests Tigers rookie Luke Brooks has eyes of the Tigers

Luke Brooks

Adrian Proszenko There's a lot of talk about passing the baton when it comes to Luke Brooks.

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Ashley Madison offer Cronulla Sharks $11 million sponsorship deal

Cronulla Sharks

Adrian Proszenko An online dating service encouraging extra-marital affairs has offered to sponsor the Cronulla Sharks in a deal worth more than $10 million.

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Ballot a chance to put Bulldogs among biggest brands, says Dib

Ray Dib

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury chairman Ray Dib believes the coming board elections provide the club with an opportunity to become one of Australia's pre-eminent sporting brands.


Tim Sheens tipped for another year in charge of Kangaroos

Tim Sheens

Adrian Proszenko Tim Sheens is set to be rewarded for Australia's World Cup domination with a 12-month contract extension.

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Wests Tigers' landmark deal could become NRL boardroom blueprint


Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers have struck a historic agreement to overhaul their corporate structure in what the NRL describes as a potential blueprint for other clubs to follow.

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ASADA fines Darren Hibbert over interviews on NRL supplements

Adrian Proszenko Advance Sports Nutrition employee slugged for failing to comply with two interview notices.

Drugs in sport

Darren Hibbert sick note cuts no ice with ASADA

Darren Hibbert

Adrian Proszenko Darren Hibbert has become the first person to be fined for failing to co-operate with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority under the body's new powers.

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Injury ends Richie Fa’aoso’s career

Adrian Proszenko Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso has been forced into premature retirement due to his neck injury.

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Playing ball with NRL offers Sharks big savings

Adrian Proszenko Cash-strapped Cronulla will risk being a further $400,000 out of pocket by contesting the provisional sanctions the NRL imposed upon them over the supplements scandal.

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Cronulla could lose a further $400,000 contesting NRL sanctions

Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce.

Adrian Proszenko Sharks have until Wednesday to respond to breach notice from governing body.


Geoff Gerard joins Eels board as peacemaker

Parramatta Eels

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta hall-of-famer Geoff Gerard has appealed for peace among the warring boardroom factions after replacing Eric Grothe jnr as a club director.

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Sharp confident Sharks players can hang tough until Flanagan returns

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10:  Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen and stand-in coach Peter Sharp call instructions during the warm-up before the round one NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Sharks Stadium on March 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko Stand-in Cronulla coach Peter Sharp says the players are devastated at the prospect of being without Shane Flanagan next year but will again give give a good account of themselves in 2014.

Manly members back current district club directors

Manly Sea Eagles

Adrian Proszenko The incumbent Manly board has been backed at the ballot box in a move which could hasten the buyout of the rival Penn faction.


Cronulla risks ire of NRL if found flouting any ban for Shane Flanagan

NRL CEO Dave Smith making an announcement at the NRL headquarters, Moore Park, Sydney. 17th December 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean


Adrian Proszenko Cronulla could face further sanctions if Shane Flanagan again attempts to coach the team in an unofficial capacity if he is suspended next season.

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Ten months of hell ends for former Cronulla Sharks doctor David Givney


Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko Former Cronulla doctor David Givney says he can finally rest easy after being cleared by the NRL after an investigation into the Sharks' supplement policy in 2011.