Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

Bulldogs Army calls for Canterbury fans to dob in troublemakers

Adrian Proszenko The Bulldogs Army has encouraged its members to dob in troublemakers after the supporter group’s image was again tainted by the ugly scenes at ANZ Stadium.

Manly young gun Tom Trbojevic to debut alongside big brother Jake

Raring to go: Tom Trbojevic.

Adrian Proszenko The Trbojevic brothers, Tom and Jake, have only spent a grand total of 10 minutes together on a rugby league field.

Canterbury Bulldogs hope to get their timing right in grand final rematch

Adrian Proszenko Time will tell whether Canterbury’s performance is worth the wait, but at least we know the grand final rematch against South Sydney will start on time.

Parramatta Eels forward Richie Fa'aoso cleared for NRL return following serious neck injury

Back in business: Richie Fa'aoso.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta forward Richie Fa'aoso has been cleared to return from a serious neck injury by the NRL.

South Sydney forward Kyle Turner on track for amazing comeback from spinal surgery

Kytle Turner

Adrian Proszenko After copping five head knocks last year and then undergoing spinal surgery in the first game of this one, Kyle Turner had every reason to be pessimistic about his playing future.

Eels lock in Will Hopoate on three-year deal - now for Beau Scott

Will Hopoate

Adrian Proszenko Will Hopoate is poised to extend his stay at Parramatta for a further three seasons in a huge boost ahead of the Easter Monday blockbuster against Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor plotting his revenge on Parramatta Eels

Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta was so far down the track in negotiations to appoint Jason Taylor as head coach that the club's media department interviewed him on video about his plans for the blue and golds.

South Sydney Rabbitohs lose appeal against NRL for Arizona incident

John Sutton and Luke Burgess.

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney have lost their battle to avoid sanctions for the club’s handling of the Arizona preseason scandal, with the NRL’s $20,000 fine to stand.

Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans frustrated to be dragged off under concussion rule

Frustrated: Daly Cherry-Evans.

Adrian Proszenko Manly star Daly Cherry-Evans believes being forced from the field without a head knock is proof the NRL's concussion crackdown has gone too far and fears it could unnecessarily cost teams a vital...

Issac Luke apologises to Chris Sandow after post-game stink

Busy night: Chris Sandow of the Eels.

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney's Issac Luke has apologised to former teammate Chris Sandow after "personal stuff" from the past sparked heated scenes at Pirtek Stadium.

Experts believe NRL players are 'sandbagging' concussion tests to rort the system

Concussion fear: The Eels are being investigated for sending Nathan Peats back onto the field after a head knock against the Warriors.

Adrian Proszenko There are fears players are deliberately underperforming on baseline neuropsychological testing in a bid to return to NRL duty from concussions before they are fit to do so.

Manly silence has Eagles Angels in fear getting their wings clipped

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Adrian Proszenko There are fears the Eagles Angels, the famed female league supporters group, may disband because they don’t figure in the plans of the new management regime at Manly.

Rooster Sio Siua Taukeiaho now causing the right kind of trouble for opponents

Cloud nine: Sio Siua Taukeiaho in action for the Roosters during February's Auckland Nines.

Adrian Proszenko Tina and Muku had seen their teenaged son, like so many others living in the mean streets of south Auckland's Otara region, head down a dark path.

Wests Tigers can have Leichhardt Oval for a steal if they commit to playing there

Rich history: Tigers fans at Leichhardt Oval in 2004.

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane Wests Tigers will have the opportunity to play at Leichhardt Oval at practically no cost if they are prepared to provide a long-term commitment to the venue.

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Dragons 'cats' hope to have final say in stoush with Sea Eagles prop Willie Mason

Set for close attention: Willie Mason during his days at the Knights.

Adrian Proszenko, Mitch Jennings The last time Willie Mason took on the Dragons pack, the whole world was in on the joke.

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NRL players unite to raise concerns over integrity unit

Adrian Proszenko Rugby league players have united in calling for the NRL’s maligned integrity unit to be held to account following concerns over the inconsistent sanctions from the game’s behavioural...

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Why Delouise Hoeter chose league over the world game

Adrian Proszenko Had he not fallen out with his soccer coach, Delouise Hoeter may well be making his big debut at Anfield instead of ANZ Stadium.

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Sydney Roosters captain Mitchell Pearce concedes halves are fair game when going to defensive line

Adrian Proszenko Roosters co-captain Mitchell Pearce believes the NRL is adequately protecting playmakers and has no qualms about halves being targeted when going to the defensive line.

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NRL interchange reduction likely to decrease wrestle, increase entertainment

Bulldogs captain James Graham

Adrian Proszenko Players and coaches are welcoming the prospect of a decrease in interchanges, believing the move will help to eradicate the wrestle and give playmakers more opportunities to showcase their skills.

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Wests Tigers prop Marty Taupau won't let mates get the best of him again

Adrian Proszenko Martin Taupau doesn’t want to let his mates get the better of him twice in the space of a week.