Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

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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State of Origin: How NSW Blues half Trent Hodkinson almost became a British Bulldog

Pom in the making? Trent Hodkinson could qualify for England through his father's heritage.

Adrian Proszenko Had he not been chosen for NSW last year, Trent Hodkinson would probably be an England international by now.

Josh Dugan emerges as shock captaincy contender for St George Illawarra Dragons

Josh Dugan

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor predicts Josh Dugan will become a contender for the club captaincy if he continues his remarkable transformation from bad boy to "model citizen".

Parramatta Eels' Semi Radradra due to appear in court on driving charges

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Adrian Proszenko Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse for Parramatta, try-scoring machine Semi Radradra is due to appear in court over a series of driving charges.

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State of Origin: NSW Blues head to the ice age to find an edge

His way: Laurie Daley changed the culture within the NSW team and newcomers will be expected to conform.

Adrian Proszenko It looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Or Austin Powers. But it could just be the secret edge that ensures the State of Origin shield remains south of the border.

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Parramatta Eels chief Scott Seward urges NRL to look to NFL to fix salary cap mess

Optimistic: Parramatta CEO Scott Seward says the club will retain its big-name signings despite the salary cap dramas.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta CEO Scott Seward has urged the NRL to consider NFL-style trade windows and disabled lists to prevent salary cap breaches and create smoother pathways for players into the top grade.

Tyrone Phillips to make his NRL debut for Canterbury Bulldogs

Sio Siua Taukeiaho of the Roosters is tackled by Tyrone Ranuku Phillips of the Bulldogs in the 2015 Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Adrian Proszenko Tyrone Phillips is about to get a chance to make headlines for the right reasons.

NSW enforcer Aaron Woods adamant Matt Scott is top of the props

Blues brothers: Aaron Woods (right) and Blues coach Laurie Daley in camp at Coffs Harbour this week.

Adrian Proszenko Aaron Woods has been described by some as the game's top prop on form, but the NSW forward has no illusions about where the mantle belongs.

Snubbed clubs want seat at table as powerbrokers discuss direction of NRL leadership

Powerbrokers: South Sydney's Nick Pappas and Sydney Roosters' Nick Politis arrive at Thursday's meeting.

Adrian Proszenko Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan has called for the four snubbed clubs to be included in discussions about rugby league as powerbrokers gathered to discuss the NRL's handling of the game.

Clubs called to secret meeting to delve into NRL's performance

NRL chief executive Dave Smith.

Adrian Proszenko A dozen club powerbrokers have been invited to a meeting at which they will be told the NRL's much-vaunted $50 million surplus for the financial year has been overstated by about $30 million.

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State of Origin: Will Hopoate thought Alex Johnston was nailed on for NSW Blues wing spot

Adrian Proszenko No one was more surprised by Will Hopoate's State of Origin selection than Will Hopoate.

NRL appoints a second independent doctor for State of Origin

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 11: Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors thanks the crowd after winning the round six NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will engage two independent doctors to monitor concussion in next week's State of Origin opener in Sydney.

State of Origin: Bulldogs debutants David Klemmer and Josh Jackson 'made for it'

Next generation: Bulldogs teammates Josh Jackson and David Klemmer will debut for the Blues this year.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis They might not be the original Bash Brothers, but NSW won't be left wanting for aggression after Bulldogs David Klemmer and Josh Jackson were called up for their State or Origin debuts.

Debutants ball ... Bulldogs David Klemmer and Josh Jackson 'made for Origin'

Into the Blue: Bulldogs Josh Jackson and David Klemmer will make their debuts for NSW.

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Carayannis They might not be the original Bash Brothers, but NSW won't be left wanting for aggression after Bulldogs David Klemmer and Josh Jackson were called up for their State or Origin debuts.