Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

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NRL accused of double standards as Balmain Leagues Club gets conditional reprieve

Adrian Proszenko A Balmain Leagues Club director has accused the NRL of double standards after it bailed St George Illawarra out of financial trouble without taking away any of their joint-venture partner's voting...

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Robbie Farah faring better than Cameron Smith, season's stats show

Proven performer: The game against Melbourne will be a test of Robbie Farah's focus.

Adrian Proszenko While Cameron Smith is widely considered the best player in the game and a future Immortal, statistics suggest Robbie Farah has had the better of him this season.

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Wests Tigers boss Grant Mayer reaffirms support for embattled skipper Robbie Farah

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Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has moved to clear the air with disgruntled captain Robbie Farah, saying: "If I've done anything wrong by him, I'm the first to apologise."

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Balmain AGM to influence composition of Wests Tigers board

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Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers could be facing more disruption at their head office with the upcoming Balmain Leagues Club elections to impact on the board of the joint-venture club.

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Penrith Panthers rookie Will Smith used to shouldering a heavy burden

Training hard: Will Smith goes through his paces at Penrith with the NRL squad.

Adrian Proszenko Will Smith is no stranger to responsibility.

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Harry Triguboff extends sponsorship deal with Wests Tigers

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Adrian Proszenko Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff hopes ''commonsense will prevail'' at Wests Tigers after extending Meriton's sponsorship with the embattled club for another year.

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Canterbury chase Peter Mata'utia

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Adrian Proszenko Peter Mata'utia could be a contender for the Canterbury No.1 jersey next year if he can gain a release from the final year of his St George Illawarra contract.

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Integrity concern leads to review of NRL team announcement system

Banned for the rest of the season due to betting: Manly winger David Williams.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will consider overhauling the way teams are announced to prevent the trading of inside information as part of sweeping reforms to protect the integrity of the code.

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Wests Tigers youngsters taking it from the schoolyard to the NRL

School ties: Wests Tigers teammates (L-R) Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Curtis Sironen and Mitchell Moses at Concord Oval.

Adrian Proszenko If watching a young Wests Tigers side run rings around Canterbury was akin to watching school kids have fun in the park, that's how they see it too.

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NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

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Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

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Manly Sea Eagles board calls for calm amid continued infighting

Drama off the field, success on the field: the Manly Sea Eagles of 2014.

Adrian Proszenko Manly board spokesman Phil Sidney has called for calm between the warring factions at Brookvale, believing all the remaining key players can finish their careers at the club if they are prepared to...

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David Morrow to make brief return to ABC radio before retiring in November

Tough season: Veteran ABC sports commentator David Morrow.

Adrian Proszenko Veteran ABC broadcaster David Morrow will return to the airwaves next week before joining long-time colleague Warren Ryan in retirement at the end of the season

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Manly Sea Eagles set to keep grip on Anthony Watmough, Steve Matai

In demand: Manly forward Anthony Watmough.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Manly are on the verge of offering disgruntled duo Anthony Watmough and Steve Matai contract extensions that would keep them at the club for the rest of their careers.

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NRL insurance initiatives will be a big leap in player welfare

Career cut short: Former Wests Tigers forward Simon Dwyer.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to launch new initiatives to help players such as Richie Fa'aoso, Simon Dwyer and Michael Greenfield – a trio who have sustained career-ending injuries without a safety net.

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NRL's betting crackdown extends to 'inside information'

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Adrian Proszenko Players and officials who pass on inside information about matches or team changes could have their registrations terminated as part of a strict anti-gambling crackdown from the NRL.

Cronulla Sharks' supplements fine likely to drop from $1m to $600k

Early return: Paul Gallen is likely to play on Saturday after a quick recovery from a biceps injury.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla are on track to qualify for a $400,000 discount on the fine imposed by the NRL for management failings in the club's controversial supplements program in 2011.

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Hands off our players, Manly Sea Eagles tell rivals

Brothers in arms: Brett Stewart (right) may follow his brother Glenn, who has signed with South Sydney, out of Manly.

Adrian Proszenko Manly boss David Perry has gone to the NRL over concerns rival clubs are illegally approaching his star players with inducements to break their current contracts.

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Rugby league players finally set to be covered for serious injuries

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Adrian Proszenko NRL players could finally be comprehensively covered for serious injuries by the end of the month after they were presented with an insurance policy for their approval.

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Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp and director Tom Issa apply for AVOs against Terry Leabeater

Dispure deepens: Parramatta Eels chairman Steve Sharp (right) has taken out an AVO against former team-mate Terry Leabeater.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp claims he was urged to take out an apprehended violence order against former teammate Terry Leabeater due to "constant, personal and intense" attacks as political...

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World Cup cricket match threatens Auckland Nines tournament

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Adrian Proszenko A scheduling clash with the cricket World Cup threatens to derail plans to stage the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park next year.

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