Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Daly Cherry Evans

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

Josh Reynolds

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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Jarryd Hayne ready to burn potential poachers Canterbury

Jarryd Hayne

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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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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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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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

Steve Matai.

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.

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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.

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Jason King ready to again put his body on line against the Burgess brothers

Impact: Manly Sea Eagles stalwart Jason King certainly won't back down.

Adrian Proszenko The only thing less predictable than the way the Burgess brothers stampede down the middle of the field is the reception they will get from Jason King.

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John Cartwright quits as Gold Coast Titans coach

Quit ... Titans coach John Cartwright.

Adrian Proszenko Foundation coach John Cartwright and club founder Michael Searle have quit the Gold Coast Titans.

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Parramatta Eels dock Kenny Edwards second game

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Adrian Proszenko Kenny Edwards was not a part of the Parramatta team which took on Cronulla on Saturday after copping further sanctions over an incident on the Gold Coast last month.

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Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens call for NRL coaches union

Banding together?: Coaching great Wayne Bennett said a coaches union was worthy of strong consideration.

Adrian Proszenko Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens, the two longest-serving coaches in NRL history, believe there is merit in forming a coaches association to offer colleagues support and be a positive influence on the...

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NRL accused of double standards as Balmain Leagues Club gets conditional reprieve

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Adrian Proszenko A Balmain Leagues Club director has accused the NRL of double standards after it bailed St George Illawarra out of financial trouble without taking away any of their joint-venture partner's voting...

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Robbie Farah faring better than Cameron Smith, season's stats show

Proven performer: The game against Melbourne will be a test of Robbie Farah's focus.

Adrian Proszenko While Cameron Smith is widely considered the best player in the game and a future Immortal, statistics suggest Robbie Farah has had the better of him this season.