Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Marwan Koukash: I want to own an NRL club in time for next year's kickoff

Adrian Proszenko Marwan Koukash is prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfil his ambition of purchasing an NRL team before next year's kick off.

Suspended NRL player Kade Snowden's dad takes aim at Cronulla Sharks' 2011 coaching staff

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Adrian Proszenko The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.

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Parramatta Eels on their way to silencing NRL critics

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Adrian Proszenko This time last year, Steve Sharp was telling anyone who would listen that Parramatta would make the finals.

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John Williams speaks out about ASADA drama

Adrian Proszenko Former Cronulla player John Williams says he "can't imagine the pressure" his former Sharks teammates have been under during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority saga and hopes the issue will...

NRL to investigate Eels over Obeid property deal

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Kate McClymont and Adrian Proszenko The NRL will investigate whether there are any salary cap implications in a property deal between Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick and a company connected to the Obeid family.

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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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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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NRL insurance initiatives will be a big leap in player welfare

Career cut short: Former Wests Tigers forward Simon Dwyer.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is set to launch new initiatives to help players such as Richie Fa'aoso, Simon Dwyer and Michael Greenfield – a trio who have sustained career-ending injuries without a safety net.

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Integrity concern leads to review of NRL team announcement system

Banned for the rest of the season due to betting: Manly winger David Williams.

Adrian Proszenko The NRL will consider overhauling the way teams are announced to prevent the trading of inside information as part of sweeping reforms to protect the integrity of the code.

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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's betting crackdown extends to 'inside information'

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Adrian Proszenko Players and officials who pass on inside information about matches or team changes could have their registrations terminated as part of a strict anti-gambling crackdown from the NRL.

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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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Rookie Raider Jeremy Hawkins laments lost NRL opportunity

Disappointed: Young Raider Jeremy Hawkins.

Adrian Proszenko Jeremy Hawkins has spoken of his disappointment of having his NRL debut cruelled by the contentious second-tier salary cap, believing he was ready to make his mark in first grade.

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Israel Folau's meeting with Todd Greenberg fuels NRL comeback speculation

Prized signature: dual international Israel Folau.

Adrian Proszenko If Israel Folau returns to the game which made him famous, this could be the moment the move was hatched.

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NRL accused of cash grab with grand final tickets

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Adrian Proszenko Rugby league has long been the working class game but there are concerns the NRL has made it unaffordable for the common fan after increasing grand final prices by up to 10 per cent since last year.

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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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.

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NRL clubs revolt against plan to impose independent directors, chairmen

Backlash: Bulldogs chairman Ray Dib is among a group of club officials concerned by NRL proposals.

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...

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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NRL plans festival of football to commemorate 100th Anzac Day

Adrian Proszenko The NRL is considering staging five games across Australia and New Zealand back to back on Anzac Day to mark the 100th anniversary next year.

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