Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

The cap fits: NRL poised to reject player pay demands until next broadcast deal

Adrian Proszenko  The NRL is poised to reject a push from the players' union for an immediate increase in the salary cap, with any increases to be put off until the next broadcast rights deal.

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NRL wants to be friends with Facebook in revolutionary deal

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko The NRL has held secret talks with Facebook about the prospect of forming a revolutionary partnership as part of the next broadcast rights deal.

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Canterbury Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson could miss State of Origin III after dangerous tackle on Jamie Soward

On report: Josh Jackson.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury Bulldogs backrower Josh Jackson faces a nervous wait to see whether he will be eligible for the State of Origin decider.

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Ugly Josh Jackson tackle sours comfortable win for Canterbury Bulldogs over Penrith Panthers

On report: Josh Jackson's Origin hopes are in jeopardy.

Adrian Proszenko Trent Hodkinson was "rested". Josh Reynolds was, where else, in the sin bin. And they reckon Des Hasler has too many halves.

State of Origin: How Bob Fulton hatched the plan that undid the Maroons

Back with a case ... of coconut water: Trent Merrin and Trent Hodkinson arrive back in Sydney on Thursday.

Adrian Proszenko NSW coach Laurie Daley has opened up about the moment when the plan was hatched to pair halfbacks Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson together, revealing the idea was the brainchild of league...

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State of Origin: NSW Blues five-eighth Mitchell Pearce says he finally feels like he belongs

Feeling good: Mitchell Pearce is feeling more comfortable in the Origin arena.

Adrian Proszenko Mitchell Pearce, in his second incarnation as a State of Origin player, finally feels like he belongs in the arena.

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State of Origin: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says they didn't get the rub of the green

Back to his best: Greg Inglis was one of the best for Queensland in Origin II.

Adrian Proszenko Queensland coach Mal Meninga reckons there was "a lot of doubt" over the contentious ruling which prevented Greg Inglis from scoring one of the great Origin tries.

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State of Origin: Paul Gallen plays through the pain of another injury

Making an impact: Cameron Smith of the Maroons.

Adrian Proszenko When Paul Gallen woke up to the screaming headline "At least we're not drug cheats", he probably thought his day couldn't get worse.

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You've never had it better, NRL chief Dave Smith tells disaffected clubs

'The game is strong and healthy': NRL CEO Dave Smith.

Adrian Proszenko NRL chief David Smith believes the majority of clubs are supportive of the direction of the game, declaring rugby league is "stronger and healthier than it's ever been".

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State of Origin: Andrew Johns backs NSW Blues skipper Paul Gallen to fire

Leader: Paul Gallen is back at Origin level tonight, leading the NSW Blues.

Owen Roberts and Adrian Proszenko New South Wales Legend and immortal Andrew Johns believes NSW captain Paul Gallen will fire up in the face of adversity after the Queensland media labelled him a drug cheat.

16 club heavies to pow-wow on discontent with NRL

 :  NRL CEO Dave Smith

Adrian Proszenko A meeting of club chairs on Wednesday will determine whether the NRL faces a full-scale rebellion or whether discontent with the governing body is limited to a minority of disaffected clubs.

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NRL engages Google in revolutionary broadcast negotiations

New player: Google has entered the battle for NRL and AFL broadcast rights

Adrian Proszenko Google has a seat at the negotiating table for the NRL's broadcast rights in a shock development that could revolutionise how sport is consumed in the future.

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Parramatta Eels halfback Chris Sandow sold coach Brad Arthur a dummy over explosive comments

Adrian Proszenko It's been dubbed ''the interview that killed Chris Sandow's career'', but the enigmatic halfback initially denied he made the controversial comments that cost him any chance of a new contract at...

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Father defends Sims boys' rights to take divergent Origin paths

Blues (and maroons) brothers: Tariq and Korbin Sims.

Adrian Proszenko The father of the Sims siblings has defended their right to represent opposing states and is looking forward to the "unusual situation" of the pair playing against each other in Origin.

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Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow warned about speaking out of school, but unlikely to be dropped

Caught in the middle: Controversial  Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow.

Adrian Proszenko Chris Sandow's feud with coach Brad Arthur is unlikely to cost him a first-grade spot against Melbourne, but his teammates have been quick to put the halfback in his place about airing his grievances...

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Rugby league headhunts Asian Cup boss Michael Brown to oversee 2017 World Cup

Top man: Michael Brown with the Rugby League World Cup.

Adrian Proszenko Having just staged the Asian Cup, leading official Michael Brown has been headhunted to ensure the 2017 rugby league World Cup becomes the most engaging event in the sport's history.

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Parramatta Eels forward Anthony Watmough on track to break Darren Lockyer's games record

Seasoned campaigner: Eels forward Anthony Watmough.

Adrian Proszenko If Anthony Watmough's body holds together long enough to see out the remaining three-and-a-half years of his Parramatta contract - and it's not a given due to the punishment it has absorbed - the...

Frank Pritchard to leave Canterbury Bulldogs; Trent Hodkinson could follow

Dog gone: A hugely experienced forward, Pritchard will leave the club at the end of this season to take up a three-year deal with Hull in the English Super League.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury vice-captain Frank Pritchard will leave the club at the end of the year to take up a three-year deal with Hull FC.

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Parramatta Eels tell Chris Sandow he's free to leave after questioning coach Brad Arthur's tactics

Unwanted Eel: Halfback Chris Sandow has been told he can leave.

Adrian Proszenko Chris Sandow reckons his style of footy wins games, but he won't be playing them for Parramatta for much longer after being told he is free to pack his bags immediately.

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State of Origin: Ryan Hoffman opens up on stink with Justin Hodges - 'I don't think it is needed'

Adrian Proszenko Ryan Hoffman has opened up about his run-in with Justin Hodges in State of Origin I, believing the Maroons centre's attempts to belittle him showed the game a lack of respect.

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