Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Trent Hodkinson's hooking casts fresh doubts over future at Canterbury Bulldogs

Adrian Proszenko Trent Hodkinson says he wants to be at a club which entrusts him to see out the entire match, casting fresh doubts about his future at Canterbury.

Johnathan Thurston backs Daly Cherry-Evans to bounce back in State of Origin game two

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston has backed Daly Cherry-Evans to put aside his contract saga - and a couple of underwhelming halfback performances for the Maroons - in his return to the chief playmaking role in...

Parramatta Eels hooker Kaysa Pritchard returns to footy after drugs drama

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Adrian Proszenko Parramatta hooker Kaysa Pritchard returned to the field on Saturday night just months after being busted for allowing a teammate to take a urine test on his behalf.

Show me the money: players demand bigger piece of NRL's $1 billion pie

Chasing a bigger cut: RLPA president and chairman Clint Newton, left, with Marvin Filipo.

Adrian Proszenko The player's union is pushing for an increase in the salary cap - and is likely to get it - after the NRL trumpeted a $50 million surplus for the financial year.

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Gold Coast Titans wouldn't change a thing in dealings with Daly Chery-Evans

Backflip: Daly Cherry-Evans reneged on his deal with the Titans but the Gold Coast club says it would not do anything differently given its time again.

Adrian Proszenko Gold Coast chair Rebecca Frizelle has no regrets about the way the Titans conducted negotiations with Daly Cherry-Evans and vows the needs of an individual will never be put before those of the club.

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Peter Mata'utia hoping for finger-licking good performance

Different formula: Peter Mata'utia will have a different preparation for the game against the Bulldogs this time around.

Adrian Proszenko Professional athletes are reluctant to change a winning formula, but Peter Mata'utia won't be scoffing reheated KFC and Chinese before taking on Canterbury this time around.

James Maloney could leave the Sydney Roosters at end of the year

James Maloney may have to take a pay cut if he wants to remain at the Roosters next year.

Adrian Proszenko James Maloney will have to take a significant pay cut to remain at the Roosters next year as the fallout from the Daly Cherry-Evans backflip continues.

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

Daly Cherry-Evans walks into the press conference on Wednesday with Manly chairman Scott Penn (centre) and Manly CEO Joe Kelly.

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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