Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Coaches should pay price for wrestling injuries: lawyer

Football

Adrian Proszenko A Manly powerbroker has slammed the wrestling tactics used by NRL clubs and believes coaches should be made to pay if an opposing player suffers a serious injury.

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League

Rugby league players finally set to be covered for serious injuries

Richie Fa'aoso

Adrian Proszenko NRL players could finally be comprehensively covered for serious injuries by the end of the month after they were presented with an insurance policy for their approval.

League

Queensland Origin side rocked by injuries to Cameron Smith, Billy Slater

Maroons skipper Cameron Smith is in doubt for Origin II.

Adrian Proszenko Queensland could be without three-quarters of its spine for game two following revelations injuries to Cameron Smith and Billy Slater are worse than first thought.

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League

Flanagan backs Gordon as injuries to Morris, Stewart open Origin door

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Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes Michael Gordon is ready for an Origin recall after Brett Stewart and Brett Morris were all but ruled out of the opener to the interstate series.

Des Hasler, like his troops, is in fine form before Manly match-up

Adrian Proszenko Manly are beset by injuries, player unrest and are despised outsiders before an elimination finals game. Which is just where they want to be, says their former coach Des Hasler.

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Manly need Anthony Watmough to win, says Brett Stewart

Heading to Parramatta?: Anthony Watmough.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Brett Stewart may believe Manly "need" Anthony Watmough to win but the Sea Eagles will have to beat Canterbury minus their star back-rower after he accepted a one game ban for a dangerous throw.

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Manly Sea Eagles hooker Jayden Hodges cleared of serious neck injury

In the clear: Jayden Hodges.

Adrian Proszenko Manly hooker Jayden Hodges has been released from hospital after being cleared of a serious neck injury.

Richie Fa'aoso cleared to return to NRL less than a year after breaking his neck

Richie Fa’aoso.

Adrian Proszenko Richie Fa'aoso's career-ending injury may not end his career after all.

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Cronulla Sharks spruik substance-free workplaces

Safety first: Sam Tagataese and Luke Lewis promote their sponsor at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday.

Adrian Proszenko A fortnight ago, most of the Cronulla players involved in the 2011 supplements scandal conceded they were unwitting drug cheats.

Mick Potter keen to be part of a revamped Tigers outfit

Unfinished business: Mick Potter wants to remain at the helm of Wests Tigers.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter knows his NRL coaching career could end on Saturday.

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Anthony Watmough agrees to three-year deal with Parramatta Eels

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Adrian Proszenko Manly star Anthony Watmough has agreed to join Parramatta on a three-year deal from 2016 but could arrive earlier if granted a release from the Sea Eagles.

Anthony Watmough set to join Parramatta Eels but timing of exit is up to Geoff Toovey

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Adrian Proszenko Manly coach Geoff Toovey will have the ultimate say on whether Anthony Watmough joins Parramatta next year or in 2016.

Richie Fa'aoso opens up on miracle comeback

In the neck: Richie Fa’aoso with his teammates before the 2013 grand final.

Adrian Proszenko When Richie Fa’aoso went in to see the specialist about his neck injury during the week, the premiership-winning prop was bracing himself for big news.

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Veteran prop Jason King quietly relinquishes Manly Sea Eagles captaincy

Still a leader: Jason King is no longer a co-captain at Manly but he remains a key part of their title push.

Adrian Proszenko Jason King will always be a leader at Manly. But his days of captaining the club ended some time ago.

Cronulla Sharks will need part-timers if stars take ASADA offer

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Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Cronulla could field nearly half a squad of part-time footballers should the likes of Paul Gallen and Anthony Tupou take up ASADA's offer of a one-month ban.

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.

League

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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League

Wests Tigers youngsters taking it from the schoolyard to the NRL

School ties: Wests Tigers teammates (L-R) Luke Brooks, Aaron Woods, Curtis Sironen and Mitchell Moses at Concord Oval.

Adrian Proszenko If watching a young Wests Tigers side run rings around Canterbury was akin to watching school kids have fun in the park, that's how they see it too.

League

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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Canterbury chase Peter Mata'utia

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Adrian Proszenko Peter Mata'utia could be a contender for the Canterbury No.1 jersey next year if he can gain a release from the final year of his St George Illawarra contract.