Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Sports scientist Stephen Dank to sue NRL boss Dave Smith

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.

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.

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Wests Tigers boss Grant Mayer reaffirms support for embattled skipper Robbie Farah

Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has moved to clear the air with disgruntled captain Robbie Farah, saying: "If I've done anything wrong by him, I'm the first to apologise."

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Balmain AGM to influence composition of Wests Tigers board

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Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers could be facing more disruption at their head office with the upcoming Balmain Leagues Club elections to impact on the board of the joint-venture club.

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Penrith Panthers rookie Will Smith used to shouldering a heavy burden

Training hard: Will Smith goes through his paces at Penrith with the NRL squad.

Adrian Proszenko Will Smith is no stranger to responsibility.

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Harry Triguboff extends sponsorship deal with Wests Tigers

Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff

Adrian Proszenko Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff hopes ''commonsense will prevail'' at Wests Tigers after extending Meriton's sponsorship with the embattled club for another year.