Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

South Sydney Rabbitohs make play for Canterbury Bulldogs hooker Damien Cook

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney have made a play for Canterbury hooker Damien Cook in a move that ends speculation they are chasing unwanted Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah.

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Sin Bin: Parramatta Eels set to benefit from NRL's first fan-funded third-party agreement

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Adrian Proszenko Parramatta supporters group 1Eyed Eel is poised to make history after proposing to set up rugby league's first supporter-based third-party arrangement for one of the club's players.

Don't let Justin Hodges suffer the same fate as me: Steve Roach

Nervous wait: Justin Hodges.

Adrian Proszenko, Phil Lutton Steve Roach believes Justin Hodges shouldn't suffer the same fate as him and miss a grand final through suspension, believing a fine would be a more appropriate punishment for what he described as an...

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NZ Warriors doctor reiterates concerns about prescription drugs in NRL

An elderly man became seriously ill from prescription drugs, police say.

Adrian Proszenko New Zealand Warriors doctor John Mayhew has reiterated his concerns about the misuse of prescription drugs in the NRL, believing the cultural problem is at its worst in Sydney.

Crisis averted: Dally Ms to go ahead after players' union, NRL agree to longer break

The players' voice: Darren Lockyer.

Adrian Proszenko A Dally M boycott has been averted after the NRL agreed to give the players a seat on the competition rules committee and an extra week of annual leave.

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Stats from 2000-plus tests suggest prescription drugs not huge problem

Hospitalised: Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL has conducted more than 2000 tests across all 16 clubs since becoming the first governing body to screen for prescription drugs last July, with the initial results suggesting the problem is...

Melbourne Storm sign schoolboy star Scott Drinkwater

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Adrian Proszenko Melbourne have secured the services of outstanding Australian Schoolboys half-back Scott Drinkwater with a view to grooming him to take over the playmaking duties from Cooper Cronk.

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Mitchell Pearce's inclusion makes Sydney Roosters the NRL's healthiest roster

Rooster returns: Mitchell Pearce, centre, has been named in the Sydney Roosters line-up for their grand final qualifier against the Broncos.

Adrian Proszenko The healthiest roster is usually the one which hoists the premiership trophy. Which is why Mitchell Pearce's inclusion in the Roosters side has them again on track for the title.

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Players union says prescription drug abuse not major issue in NRL

Relaxed: Clint Newton says there were no problems in the statistics seen by the players union.

Adrian Proszenko Rugby League Player's Association boss Clint Newton believes prescription drug abuse isn't a major problem in rugby league, based on the statistics he's seen since the code began testing for the...

St George Illawarra Dragons emerge as favourites for Wests Tigers' Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra have emerged as the favourites to sign unwanted Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah in a move that would reunite him with long-time teammate Benji Marshall.

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400,000 reasons why Cronulla Sharks are getting it right on and off the field

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Adrian Proszenko Cronulla is $400,000 better off financially after satisfying the NRL it had made the governance changes required to qualify for a reduction in the $1 million fine for the supplements scandal.

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Manly Sea Eagles' outstanding $358,000 debt to council raises fresh Brookvale Oval fears

Sacred ground: The Manly Sea Eagles love playing at Brookvale Oval.

Adrian Proszenko Manly are allegedly $358,000 in arrears in hiring fee payments to Warringah Council for Brookvale Oval, raising fresh fears about whether games will be staged at the traditional ground next year and...

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Gal pal: Why Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen turned to Olympian Anna Meares

Reformed character: Sharks captain Paul Gallen.

Adrian Proszenko Anna Meares, a proud Maroons and Cowboys fan, is too diplomatic to reveal what she really thought of Paul Gallen before the call.

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Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith lauds Johnathan Thurston's selfless Dally M stand

Star power: Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston.

Adrian Proszenko Australian captain Cameron Smith has lauded the selfless stand made by Johnathan Thurston, believing the North Queensland captain's preparedness to boycott the Dally M medals has ensured the voice of...

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Rugby League Players' Association boss Clint Newton says deal with the NRL may be close

Adrian Proszenko Rugby League Player's Association boss Clint Newton is hopeful the six-month impasse with the NRL over pay and conditions could be resolved at a meeting at Rugby League Central on Wednesday.

Johnathan Thurston takes aim at Dally M awards after winning RLPA players' player medal

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys gives his players a heated speech at the end of the NRL 1st Elimination Final match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at the Dally Ms after describing his fourth Rugby League Player's Association player's player medal as the "highest accolade a player can get".

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Canterbury Bulldogs' Josh Reynolds was a Sydney Roosters fan

Bulldogs man: Five-eighth Josh Reynolds celebrates with teammates after kicking the winning field goal against the Dragons.

Adrian Proszenko Josh Reynolds reckons it's "disgusting". The footage of him, in his early teens, wearing a Roosters jersey. Cheering for the side he will take on in an elimination final on Friday.

NRL finals 2015: Sam Kasiano and Kane Evans set to reprise season's biggest hit

Big bopper: Bulldogs prop Sam Kasiano.

Adrian Proszenko Prepare for Sam Kasiano versus Kane Evans all over again.

Disgruntled Wests Tigers fans protest against Robbie Farah's treatment

Seeking a meeting: Robbie Farah is hoping to meet with the Tigers hierarchy.

Adrian Proszenko About 30 Wests Tigers fans vented their displeasure over the club's treatment of Robbie Farah, storming the Concord Oval headquarters in support of the embattled skipper.

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Have NRL players ever had it better? The facts behind pay dispute

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Adrian Proszenko Have the players ever had it so good? The NRL faces the challenge of balancing the demands of the players with the knowledge the majority of clubs are operating at a loss.

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