Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

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NRL clubs revolt against plan to impose independent directors, chairmen

Adrian Proszenko Club powerbrokers intend to unite against the NRL's plans to impose independent directors and chairmen upon their boards, with many believing their current set up best represents the needs of their...

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St George Illawarra reunion with Wayne Bennett reunion could prove costly with head office

Dragons bound?: A reunion between Wayne Bennett and St George Illawarra would raise a few eyebrows.

Adrian Proszenko St George Illawarra could jeopardise future assistance funding packages from the NRL if it outlays millions of dollars on a new contract for Wayne Bennett.

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Waratahs, Chiefs chase Parramatta Eels debutant Tepai Moeroa

Adrian Proszenko Tepai Moeroa's trip to New Zealand, when he makes his NRL debut for Parramatta, will be a brief one.

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Melbourne Storm co-owner refuses to take advantage of NRL gambling loophole

All bets are off: Melbourne Storm co-owner and corporate bookmaker boss Matthew Tripp  said he won't be taking advantage of an NRL loophole.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne co-owner Matthew Tripp, also the boss of Australia's largest corporate bookmaker, has imposed a rugby league betting ban on himself despite the NRL allowing him to wager on Storm games.

Liam Fulton puts family first and calls it quits on NRL career

Time to call it quits: Liam Fulton has been forced to retire.

Adrian Proszenko The majority of Liam Fulton's 20-plus concussions were badges of honour.

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Trent Merrin may be out for a month

Ouch: Trent Merrin (centre), with Dragons and NSW teammates Brett Morris and Josh Dugan, injured the AC joint in his shoulder during game three against Queesland.

Adrian Proszenko Trent Merrin could miss up to a month of football after suffering a suspected grade two AC joint injury in his first touch in State of Origin III.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley almost quit Blues post

Driven to succeed: Laurie Daley addresses the media in the lead-up to Origin III.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Twelve months on from needing to be convinced to remain as Blues Origin coach, Laurie Daley is set to be offered a long-term deal as NSW try to emulate the feats of Queensland mentor Mal Meninga.

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Josh Reynolds: "I don't deserve 3-4 weeks" for a shoulder charge

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Adrian Proszenko NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds has pleaded guilty to a grade two shoulder charge in Wednesday night's State of Origin and will miss the next three matches for Canterbury.

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NSW Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds won't be so lucky at judiciary this time around

Josh Reynolds tries to evade Josh Papalii.

Adrian Proszenko Another spiteful game at Suncorp Stadium. Another potential date with the judiciary for Josh Reynolds.

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Manly winger David Williams investigated over betting on NRL games

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Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko, Roy Ward David Williams, the Manly winger nicknamed 'Wolfman', is known to be fond of multi-bets that include the German Bundesliga football team VfL Wolfsburg.

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Names of most players caught betting to be kept secret

Dirty money: The majority of players of officials caught betting on NRL games are unlikely to be named and shamed.

Adrian Proszenko The majority of officials and players caught betting on rugby league games are unlikely to be named and shamed when the NRL hands down sanctions this week.

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The Hangover: Inside the night which cost Todd Carney his career

Hamming it up: Todd Carney poses for a photo during his infamous night out.

Adrian Proszenko These are the other photos from the night that ended Todd Carney's career.

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Carney eyes legal action as four others sue Sharks

Legal path: Todd Carney was denied an opportunity to speak to the Sharks board before his contract was terminated, says his manager David Riolo.

Adrian Proszenko Todd Carney is considering legal action against Cronulla in a move which could add to the four lawsuits already slated for the courtroom against the embattled club this month.

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NRL goes for Broke in message to problem gamblers

Star power: Claire van der Boom.

Adrian Proszenko Finally, here is a rugby league drama the NRL is proud of.

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Wests Tigers' Mitchell Moses to make debut alongside great mate Luke Brooks

Great mates: Wests Tigers young guns Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks.

Adrian Proszenko Rarely have two players who have played together so rarely created so much excitement.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs set to take bite out of World Club Challenge

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Adrian Proszenko Even if they don't finally break their premiership drought, South Sydney are poised to play in next year's World Club Challenge.

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New repeat offenders policy makes it easier to sack the troublemakers

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Adrian Proszenko The NRL's salary cap changes for next year include a "no dickheads policy" that allows clubs to sack misbehaving players without being financially penalised for doing so.

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Mick Cronin receives Eels' highest accolade - Champion of Parramatta

Back home at the Gerringong pub: The inaugural Champion of Parramatta, Mick Cronin.

Adrian Proszenko Mick Cronin has been been named as the inaugural Champion of Parramatta, the highest honour ever bestowed upon an Eels player, at a gala dinner on Wednesday night.

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Banned Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan fuming over Todd Carney farce

Furious: Shane Flanagan is far from pleased about the Todd Carney debacle.

Adrian Proszenko Shane Flanagan says he's shattered he will not get the chance to coach Todd Carney, conceding the playmaker's sacking will only make it harder for Cronulla to climb from the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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Greg Bird to put every fibre of his being into State of Origin Bluewash

Determined: Greg Bird is hellbent on ensuring NSW finish the series with a third straight win.

Adrian Proszenko After kicking the winning penalty goal in the Gold Coast's controversial win over Melbourne in April, Greg Bird landed another blow.