Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Police still investigating South Sydney Rabbitohs' drug incident

Adrian Proszenko Police are continuing to investigate how South Sydney players Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray obtained prescription drugs in a move that raises the prospect of supply charges being laid.

Paul Green does a Wayne Bennett in war of few words

Is that a hint of a smile: Broncos coach Wayne Bennett watches on as his team celebrates victory over the Roosters.

Adrian Proszenko This was a Seinfeld episode. A show about nothing.

I hope Johnathan Thurston wins Clive Churchill medal: Joyce Churchill

Support for Thurston: Joyce Churchill.

Adrian Proszenko Joyce Churchill predicts Johnathan Thurston will claim the only honour that has eluded him during his illustrious career on Sunday.

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Keep the grand final in Sydney, say Queenslanders Gorden Tallis and Darren Lockyer

Not any time soon: Queensland greats Gorden Tallis and Darren Lockyer are happy with the grand final remaining in Sydney.

Adrian Proszenko The push to take the NRL grand final to Queensland has been met with resistance from the most unlikely source: Queenslanders.

How Parramatta's Will Hopoate attempted to again put God before football

Adrian Proszenko A grand final is the pinnacle for all footballers, but if Parramatta were to get to one Will Hopoate would prefer not to play. Or in any other game scheduled on a Sunday.

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'You put those two together': Lockyer believes Johnathan Thurston now in Johns' class

Adrian Proszenko Darren Lockyer believes Johnathan Thurston is now in the same stratosphere as eighth Immortal Andrew Johns.

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Lord of the rings: first look at the most sought-after prize in the NRL

The big prize:Frank Puletua with the new premiership ring.

Adrian Proszenko This is the first look at the NRL's most sought-after prize.

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Andrew Johns joins Sydney Roosters coaching staff after parting with Manly Sea Eagles

Adrian Proszenko Andrew Johns, the eighth and last man inducted into rugby league's Immortals, is now a Rooster booster.

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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

Melbourne Storm.

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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