Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Clubs to tackle NRL on development issues after pathways summit

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is about to engage in another battle with its clubs as they meet with the NSW Rugby League from Wednesday to thrash out concerns over the abolition of the National Youth Competition.

Why Newcastle's Mata'utia brothers said no to Canterbury coach Des Hasler

NCH SPORT - Knights players   Sione,  Pat and Chanel Mata'utia  17th March 2015 pic Ryan Osland

Adrian Proszenko In the end, the Mata'utia brothers put family ahead of the 'Family Club'.

Northern Territory government considers ripping up Parramatta Eels deal

Leaving a gap: Chris Sandow is regarded within Parramatta as a missed opportunity.

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The Northern Territory Government is considering ripping up its $4 million sponsorship with Parramatta after Chief Minister Adam Giles conceded questions needed to be asked whether it's good...

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How the Parramatta Eels blew $52,000 and a chance to cash in on the Hayne plane

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Adrian Proszenko Parramatta have blown a golden opportunity - and $52,000 - by not cashing in on the phenomenon that is Jarryd Hayne's extraordinary journey towards his NFL dream.

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Tom Wright knocks back chance of Olympic gold to join Manly Sea Eagles

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Adrian Proszenko For Tom Wright, the lure of an Olympic gold medal wasn't as strong as the opportunity to become Manly's long-term replacement for Kieran Foran.

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Why expansion is the trump card as NRL chases broadcast money

On the case: Former Rugby League Central heavy-hitter Shane Mattiske.

Adrian Proszenko Expansion is shaping as a potential trump card for the NRL as it seeks to add value to the remaining product left to sell off to broadcasters.

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Cronulla Sharks props Andrew and David Fifita urged to stop loitering at grounds

Not welcome: Andrew and David Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko The Penrith Referees Association has urged the Fifita brothers to uphold the spirit of their 12-month bans, claiming abused officials can't move on while they are loitering outside their grounds.

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Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes NRL's shoulder charge solution lies in rugby

Shoulder charge solution: Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes rugby union could help league solve its shoulder charge issues.

Adrian Proszenko Former Wallabies coach John Connolly believes rugby league could solve the shoulder charge issue by learning from rival code rugby and allowing adjudicators to show more discretion when applying the...

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Why the NRL will be 'lucky' to get within $1 billion of AFL's $2.5 billion TV deal

SMH Sport. Sydney. New NRL TV deal. NRL CEO, Dave Smith, outlines details of the new free to air television agreement with Channel Nine. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 10 August, 2015

Adrian Proszenko The man who negotiated the last rugby league broadcast deal believes the NRL have "outsmarted themselves" at the negotiating table and would be "lucky" to finish only $1 billion short of the mammoth...

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Why Canterbury Bulldogs winger Curtis Rona is interested in Radradra's fortunes

On a wing and a prayer: Curtis Rona scores a try against the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium.

Adrian Proszenko Curtis Rona was playing cards with his Canterbury teammates on the Central Coast on Saturday night when one of them flicked the TV on.

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Cronulla Sharks props Andrew and David Fifita in strife again after turning up to St Mary's match despite ban

In hot water again: Suspended Sharks players David and Andrew Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko The Penrith and District Junior Rugby League will table a written complaint to Cronulla after banned duo Andrew and David Fifita turned up to watch matches in the region last weekend.

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Manly Sea Eagles now want Feleti Mateo to stay: 'I've been bouncing around like yo-yo'

Staying a Sea Eagle: Back-rower Feleti Mateo.

Adrian Proszenko Feleti Mateo will play his 200th NRL game on Sunday. Manly, after initially thinking otherwise, are now happy for him to add to that tally at the club.

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Manly Sea Eagles sack football manager Steve Gigg

Looking for savings: Manly are seeking to free-up salary cap space following the lengthy deal given to Daly Cherry-Evans.

Adrian Proszenko The bloodletting at Manly continues after long-serving football manager Steve Gigg was sacked on Tuesday.

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New Zealand Rugby League's financial strife ends Australian Schoolboys games

Australian Schoolboys proteges Liam Foran, Kieran Foran and Mitchell Pearce.

Adrian Proszenko International rugby league has been dealt a savage blow after the traditional Australian Schoolboys fixture, a showcase of the game's best young talent, has been axed because the New Zealand Rugby...

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Police to ramp up presence at South Sydney-Canterbury 'Black Friday' rematch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: David Klemmer of the Bulldogs reacts after being sent to the sin bin for dissent during the round five NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko Authorities are planning on an "increased police presence" in Friday night's Canterbury-South Sydney blockbuster to ensure there is no repeat of the ugly scenes which marred the 'Black Friday' clash.

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Pay and play ... Players push for AFL fine system for grade-one offences


Adrian Proszenko Canterbury centre Josh Morris has called for players to be fined rather than suspended for grade-one judiciary offences amid fears an innocuous shoulder charge could cost someone an appearance in a...

Sin Bin: Warren Smith tipped to eventually take over from Ray Warren at Nine

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Adrian Proszenko Warren Smith has emerged as the man most likely to take over as Nine's chief league commentator when the great Ray Warren eventually retires.

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Time to stop playing the blame game and get Parramatta Eels house in order

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Adrian Proszenko How would you have voted, long-suffering Parramatta Leagues Club member, if you knew the NRL was about to whack the Eels with a $525,000 fine and possible four-point penalty, before you went to the...

Dunce cap: The secret dossier revealing Parramatta Eels' salary cap stuff ups

Contract dramas: Will Hopoate.

Adrian Proszenko Well before Corey Norman's car was repossessed, it should have been evident Parramatta had salary cap troubles.

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Dream team: The men in line to become league's first $2 million man

Magician: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors.

Adrian Proszenko These are the superstars best positioned to become rugby league's first $2 million man.

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