Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Hall of fame to honour Canterbury Bulldogs' greatest rugby league players

Adrian Proszenko The Canterbury Bulldogs want to establish a hall of fame to honour their greatest players as part of their 80-year anniversary.

Trent Hodkinson says chat with Canterbury coach Des Hasler sparked form turnaround

Adrian Proszenko Trent Hodkinson has revealed a heart-to-heart with Bulldogs coach Des Hasler helped him to turn around his post-Origin dip in form.

Veteran prop Jason King quietly relinquishes Manly Sea Eagles captaincy

Still a leader: Jason King is no longer a co-captain at Manly but he remains a key part of their title push.

Adrian Proszenko Jason King will always be a leader at Manly. But his days of captaining the club ended some time ago.

Obeid family members wanted to become directors of Parramatta Eels

Keen on the Eels: Eddie Obeid.

Adrian Proszenko, Kate McClymont and Brad Walter Parramatta officials were in talks with the Obeids about the prospect of some family members becoming Eels directors prior to patriarch Eddie being found guilty of corruption by the ICAC.

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NRL to investigate Eels over Obeid property deal

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Kate McClymont and Adrian Proszenko The NRL will investigate whether there are any salary cap implications in a property deal between Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick and a company connected to the Obeid family.

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Parramatta Eels closing the gap, on and off the field

Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga.

Adrian Proszenko The Eels have become the first Sydney-based rugby league club to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan, which coincides with the game's Close the Gap round celebrations.

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Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler keen to end unwanted streak against Parramatta Eels

Des Hasler at Bulldogs training on Tuesday.

Adrian Proszenko Des Hasler is facing his longest losing streak in almost a decade if Canterbury can't get their season back on track against Parramatta.

Daly Cherry-Evans says South Sydney Rabbitohs are the NRL team to beat

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Adrian Proszenko Daly Cherry-Evans has labelled South Sydney the team to beat after they dismantled Manly in one of the most impressive performances of the year.

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Jarryd Hayne ready to burn potential poachers Canterbury

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Adrian Proszenko If Canterbury had had their way, Jarryd Hayne would be playing for them rather than against them on Friday night.

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Don't change, Bulldogs urge Josh Reynolds despite another NRL ban

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Adrian Proszenko Canterbury teammates have urged Josh Reynolds not to tone down his aggressive style of play despite it costing the NSW playmaker another extended stint on the sidelines.

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National Youth Competition to be scrapped as league officials go back to the drawing board

False start: The National Youth Competition has failed to deliver.

Adrian Proszenko The National Youth Competition is set to be scrapped as part of a massive overhaul of the pathways to NRL progression.

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Sports scientist Stephen Dank to sue NRL boss Dave Smith

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Adrian Proszenko Stephen Dank is about to add NRL chief executive Dave Smith to the long list of people he is taking legal action against.

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Penrith Panther Will Smith following in dad's footsteps

Stirring debut: Will Smith is subdued by the Bulldogs' defence on August 1 at ANZ Stadium.

Adrian Proszenko Will Smith was always destined to follow in his father's footsteps, even if he couldn't keep up at first.

Manly Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai to miss two weeks with shoulder injury

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Adrian Proszenko Manly centre Steve Matai is expected to miss at least two matches after again injuring his shoulder in Friday night's loss to South Sydney.

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter struggling to field a team after Luke Brooks and Pat Richards scratched

Sitting it out: Luke Brooks.

Adrian Proszenko Of all the challenges facing Mick Potter, none is more pressing than finding 17 fit players to take to Townsville.

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Ex-NSW half Mitchell Pearce desperate for another crack at Origin

Still hoping for Origin ... Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Adrian Proszenko Mitchell Pearce has not given up on reclaiming his NSW jersey, saying: "If you don't strive to get into those teams, you're limiting yourself as a player."

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Bouncer and Sea Eagle Jesse Sene-Lefao happy to review the game as he's ejecting a patron

Jesse Sene-Lefao.

Adrian Proszenko Manly's Jesse Sene-Lefao reckons being an NRL player is more help that hindrance when having an altercation with a punter in the wee hours of the morning.

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Parramatta Eels' coffers boosted by more than $1.4 million after Ricky Stuart's exit

Parra power: The Eels have enjoyed a resurgence in 2014.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta's results are not the only thing to improve after Ricky Stuart moved on, with the bottom line also in a better state after the club slashed at least $1.

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NRL players finally covered following landmark insurance agreement

''[The players are covered] as of right now. It's tremendous for the game. We finally got a policy we were proud enough to put before the players

Adrian Proszenko NRL players are finally comprehensively insured for the first time in the game's history after players accepted a cover scheme sourced by their union.

League

Terry Leabeater extends olive branch to Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp

Board man: Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp.

Adrian Proszenko Terry Leabeater hasn't ruled out a reconciliation with Parramatta chairman Steve Sharp for the good of the club after a dispute between the former Eels teammates was heard in court.