Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Feleti Mateo becomes a Sea Eagle a decade after knocking back Manly

Adrian Proszenko It has taken the best part of a decade, but Manly have finally gotten their man.

Manly Sea Eagles recruit Luke Burgess braces for brotherly love

Switching camps: Luke Burgess is ready for his brothers.

Adrian Proszenko Taking on his younger brothers is nothing new for Luke Burgess. "It was weird when Sam and I played against each other in England because we actually lived together," recalled Manly's newest recruit.

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Bill Moss reveals plans to bring big end of town to Parramatta Eels

Eels booster: Bill Moss wants big business to get involved with Parramatta.

Adrian Proszenko Former Macquarie Bank executive Bill Moss has revealed plans to bring the big end of town to Parramatta in a venture he describes as “the first of its type in Australian sport”.

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Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen says cut interchanges to stop wrestling

Boxing clever: Paul Gallen at a boxing training session.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has called for the NRL to reduce interchanges - rather than increasing the number of rules - to rid the game of the wrestle.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Luke Burgess joins Manly Sea Eagles

Family bond: Thomas Burgess, George Burgess, Julie Burgess, Luke Burgess and Sam Burgess pose after the round 25 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on August 30, 2013.

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney will begin the season without another Burgess brother after Luke was granted an immediate release to join Manly.

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John Sutton dumped as Rabbitohs skipper as injury cloud hangs over Luke Keary

Greg Inglis

Adrian Proszenko John Sutton has become the first premiership-winning skipper dumped from leading a title defence in the 107-year history of rugby league as injury concerns emerge about star half Luke Keary on a...

Greg Inglis replaces John Sutton as South Sydney Rabbitohs skipper

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney have named Greg Inglis as their new captain, replacing John Sutton.

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Tigers fullback James Tedesco seeks help to heal mental scars

Gearing up for the season ahead: James Tedesco, centre, goes through his paces at Wests Tigers training at Concord on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco plans to link with a sports psychologist to ensure he is mentally as well as physically prepared to resume his injury-riddled NRL career.

Nathan Brown resumes NRL coaching career with Storm

Nathan Brown has returned to Australia after a successful stint in the English Super League.

Adrian Proszenko Nathan Brown will resume his coaching career in the NRL after joining Melbourne.

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Canterbury's Dale Finucane set for Melbourne Storm switch

Linked with Melbourne: Dale Finucane.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Dale Finucane is the latest high-profile player to make an off-season switch, with the Canterbury back-rower expected to link with Melbourne as early as this week.

Nine to show Sunday afternoon NRL matches live

Adrian Proszenko Sunday afternoon matches will be shown live on Channel Nine next year in a huge win for football fans.

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Brett Morris rolls out welcome mat to Mata'utia brothers at Family Club

Brett Morris.

Adrian Proszenko Brett Morris is yet to play a single game for Canterbury but is already welcoming the prospect of having to fight the Mata'utia brothers for a back-line spot.

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Issac Luke wants to give Michael Maguire his next premiership ring

Adrian Proszenko Despite not playing on the big night, Issac Luke wears the spoils of victory. A premiership ring, the one initially handed to coach Michael Maguire, adorns his finger.

NRL to spend $200k-plus on security to prevent Auckland Nines off-field incidents

Unwanted attention: Greg Bird's public urination was one of many atrocities suffered by the NRL this off-season.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will spend more than $200,000 on security measures at the Auckland Nines to ensure there is no repeat of the atrocities that have marred the off-season.

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Gold Coast Titans forward Greg Bird breaks down at training with knee injury

Injured: Titans co-captain Greg Bird suffered a knee injury at training.

Adrian Proszenko Greg Bird’s week from hell just got worse after he broke down at training on Wednesday with a knee injury.

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Funding cut could spell end for Parramatta District Rugby League Club

Adrian Proszenko The Parramatta Leagues Club has resolved to cease funding the Parramatta District Rugby League Club in what may spell the end for the latter entity.

Harry Triguboff hungry for success at Wests Tigers

Hands on: Harry Triguboff is planning big changes at the Wests Tigers.

Adrian Proszenko Having resolved to get more hands-on with his beloved Wests Tigers, Harry Triguboff immediately gave the club food for thought.

Dale Finucane could be squeezed out of Canterbury Bulldogs

Feeling the pinch: Dale Finucane.

Adrian Proszenko Dale Finucane could be the next contracted player to shift in the off season as a cloud emerges over his future at Canterbury.

BetEasy boss Matthew Tripp shifts gaze to NRL for partnership

Big plans: BetEasy head Matthew Tripp.

Adrian Proszenko Having just signed an audacious $40 million contract to clinch the rights to become the AFL's official betting partner, BetEasy boss Matthew Tripp is eyeing a similar arrangement with the NRL.

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Youngsters get a sneak peek into real meaning behind State of Origin

One day, maybe: NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley with Origin hopefuls at the Sydney Academy of Sport.

Adrian Proszenko Laurie Daley, by his own admission, wasn’t ready for State of Origin when he got the call.

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