Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Sam Burgess to be better on return to South Sydney Rabbitohs: Barrie-Jon Mather

Adrian Proszenko Former England dual international Barrie-Jon Mather believes the reduction in the interchange could make Sam Burgess an even more potent force in his return to South Sydney.

Kieran Foran happy to lead Parramatta Eels, with or without skipper's role

Adrian Proszenko Kieran Foran will wear the Parramatta No.7 jersey and the expectations that come with it, but there could yet be a further responsibility following his switch from arch rivals Manly.

George Rose considering boxing after St George Illawarra Dragons exit

Options open: George Rose.

Adrian Proszenko Cult figure George Rose hopes to be considered for the revamped NRL All Stars clash despite being clubless as he contemplates a switch to boxing.

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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak taking it a year at a time at Penrith Panthers

Attacking weapon: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

Adrian Proszenko At a time when Daly Cherry Evans is signing "lifetime" contracts, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has gone the other way.

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Why Sally Fitzgibbons had to be on board with Trent Merrin's Panthers move

Trent Merrin

Adrian Proszenko Surfing star Sally Fitzgibbons had to be on board before Trent Merrin suited up for the Penrith Panthers.

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NRL players should not suffer because clubs can't manage their rosters, says leading player agent

Adrian Proszenko Veteran player agent Steve Gillis will approach the player's union to air his concerns about the "unethical" practice of clubs squeezing out contracted players due to salary cap problems of the...

Sacked Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary in the frame for Kangaroos job

Punted: former Panthers coach Ivan Cleary is in the running for the Kangaroos job.

Adrian Proszenko Ivan Cleary has emerged as a contender for the vacant Kangaroos coaching job following his shock sacking at Penrith.

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Club powerbrokers to scrutinise NRL's transition plan as John Grant claims he won't breach constitution with dual role

New direction: ARL Commission chairman John Grant (right) and outgoing NRL CEO Dave Smith.

Adrian Proszenko ARLC chairman John Grant claims he won't be breaching the ARLC constitution by taking on additional duties during the search for a new NRL CEO, but club powerbrokers wanting his scalp will be seeking...

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Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant 'not interested' in NRL CEO's job on a full-time basis

ARL Commission chairman John Grant.

Adrian Proszenko ARLC chairman John Grant has no designs on outgoing NRL CEO Dave Smith's job full time, but his decision to fill the breach in an interim capacity could threaten his spot on the commission.

We need a league person to take over NRL from Dave Smith says Jim Doyle

Goodbye: Dave Smith has retired as CEO of the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko Dave Smith's former right-hand man, Jim Doyle, has praised the work of the outgoing NRL CEO but believes his successor should have a background in rugby league.

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Meet the latest Sydney Roosters recruit: Joe Burgess

On the ball: Roosters' recruit Joe Burgess scoring the opening try of the Super League grand final for Wigan.

Adrian Proszenko The latest Burgess to switch from the Super League to the NRL first made an impression on the Sydney Roosters when he scored against them in a World Club Challenge clash two years ago.

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More change at Wests Tigers as assistant coach Rod Reddy leaves NRL club

Doing things his way: Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers have parted company with assistant coach Rod Reddy as Jason Taylor continues the cleanout of the club on and off the field.

Canberra Raiders circle Wests Tigers lock Martin Taupau and Junior Paulo from Parramatta Eels

Martin Taupau was a key man for the Wests Tigers in 2015.

Adrian Proszenko Canberra is preparing to make audacious plays for the Eels' Junior Paulo and the Tigers' Martin Taupau.

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Newcastle Knights retiree Clint Newton to become players' representative on rules committee

Players' voice: Clint Newton hits the ball up for Newcastle against Ipswich in his final game.

Adrian Proszenko He may have just hung up the boots, but Clint Newton will continue to be a voice for the next generation of players after earning a spot on the NRL's competition rules committee.

NSW Waratahs headline big-name clubs interested in Hydbrid Rugby concept

Rugby rumble: Magpies prop Ray Cashmere is tackled by the Randwick defence at Pirtek Stadium.

Adrian Proszenko Hybrid Rugby officials say they have received expressions of interest in the concept from the Waratahs, Crusaders, Wigan, Leeds and Saracens as they prepare to stage a rematch of Sunday's historic...

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Bulldogs Curtis Rona has no regrets about leaving Cowboys as he celebrates Kiwis call up

Flying high: Bulldogs winger Curtis Rona doing what he does best.

Adrian Proszenko You'd be forgiven for thinking that Curtis Rona may regret his decision to leave North Queensland. That, if he had hung around for just one more season it may have been him instead of current Cowboys...

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Penrith Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward shopped to rival clubs

On the way out: Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward.

Adrian Proszenko Jamie Soward has been shopped to rival clubs in a move that clouds his future at Penrith.

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Balmain Tigers on the brink after more dramas at leagues club site

The Balmain Tigers.

Adrian Proszenko Foundation club Balmain could fold in five months after Leichhardt Council's attempt to rezone the dilapidated leagues club site on Victoria Road was formally refused.

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Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters to represent NRL in World Club Series

All smiles: The Cowboys, their trophy and their fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium in Townsville on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko North Queensland, Brisbane and the Roosters have officially accepted invitations to represent the NRL in next year's World Club Series.

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NRL urged to take advantage of American interest created by Jarryd Hayne

Disappointing day: Jarryd Hayne.

Adrian Proszenko Clint Newton has called for the NRL to take the lead in promoting rugby league in the United States to ensure the game properly takes advantage of the interest generated by Jarryd Hayne's NFL...

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