Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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

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.

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NRL star David Williams could be squeezed out as Manly Sea Eagles look for way to keep Glenn Stewart

David Williams

Adrian Proszenko Former NSW and Australian representative David Williams could be squeezed out of Manly as the club struggles to balance the books for next year.

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South Sydney target Tariq Sims to replace Sam Burgess

Attracting interest: Tariq Sims could end up playing for South Sydney next year.

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney have earmarked North Queensland powerhouse Tariq Sims as a replacement for rugby-bound Sam Burgess.

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NRL open to legal action over three-man tackles, warns leading sports lawyer

Broken: Trainers treat Alex McKinnon following his injury.

Adrian Proszenko and Chris Barrett A leading sports lawyer has urged the NRL to review the three-man tackle, believing the governing body is leaving itself open to legal action over incidents such as the one that incapacitated...

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Corey Norman banishes any regrets about joining Parramatta Eels before facing Brisbane Broncos

Expecting a hostile reception: Parramatta recruit Corey Norman is hopeful of getting the better of his old club in Brisbane on Friday night.

Adrian Proszenko The irony is that if Corey Norman had remained in Brisbane, he would probably be wearing the Broncos No.6 jersey he always coveted.

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Wests Tigers offer James Tedesco a four-year deal they hope he can't refuse

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco.

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers have offered star fullback James Tedesco a lucrative four-year deal that they hope will keep the poachers, most notably Canterbury, at bay.

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Newcastle Knights' thoughts go out to Alex McKinnon and Jordan McLean

Speedy recovery: Best wishes to Alex McKinnon and his family.

Adrian Proszenko Newcastle assistant coach Rick Stone says he feels for Melbourne rookie Jordan McLean, describing the tackle which incapacitated Alex McKinnon as a "freak accident".

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James Roberts thrown a lifeline by Gold Coast Titans

Adrian Proszenko Troubled star James Roberts has been given a final opportunity to resurrect his career on the Gold Coast.

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Doctor fears junior league players at risk despite new concussion rules

Concussed: Lote Tuqiri after a heavy knock.

Adrian Proszenko Former Roosters doctor John Orchard has pleaded with junior rugby league clubs to err on the side of caution when it comes to concussion to minimise the risk of long-term health problems.

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Jason Taylor tips his hat to ironman Luke Douglas on playing record 195 straight games

Luke Douglas

Adrian Proszenko Jason Taylor has paid tribute to Luke Douglas, predicting the ironman prop's record streak of games could stand the test of time.

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South Sydney and Sydney Roosters likely to meet in final game of the NRL season too, says Ron Coote

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Adrian Proszenko They will play in the first game of the year and Ron Coote believes South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters are a good chance to play in the last one.

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NRL sticking its neck out on concussion issue

Conscious decision: Brisbane's Todd Lowrie is assisted from the field on Friday night.

Adrian Proszenko A leading spinal specialist has called for the NRL's concussion rules to be expanded to include neck injury protocols, warning a mismanaged injury could cost the game tens of millions of dollars in...

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Parramatta centre Willie Tonga benefits from Minichiello's mateship

Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga working hard at training.

Adrian Proszenko When Willie Tonga was down and considered bowing out, Anthony Minichiello was only a phone call away.

How the Knights turned the jeers into cheers

''I know our loyal followers will get along to support the boys after a pretty tough loss last week'': Danny Buderus.

Adrian Proszenko To appreciate just how far Newcastle have come, you have to think go back to another recent encounter against Canberra.

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Sam Kasiano blow leaves Bulldogs banking on depth for NRL opening rounds

Sam Kasiano

Adrian Proszenko Bulldogs forward Sam Kasiano is set to miss the opening two NRL rounds, at least, after foot surgery.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Wests Tigers

Adrian Proszenko NRL 2014 Preview

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Josh Reynolds named ANZ Stadium ambassador

Josh Reynolds

Adrian Proszenko Josh Reynolds, above, is the new face of the Bulldogs after replacing Ben Barba as the club's ambassador for their home ground at ANZ Stadium.

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Cronulla offers in-demand Graham extension of contract

Wade Graham

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla have offered Wade Graham a three-year contract extension in the hope of securing the future Sharks captain before he is poached by rivals.

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NRL ditches plan for independent doctors to assess concussion risk

Adrian Proszenko The NRL has aborted plans to introduce independent doctors to monitor game-day concussions, believing club medicos are best qualified to determine player safety.

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Roosters star Boyd Cordner willing to defy club wishes again to play in City-Country fixture

NRL. Penrith Panthers vs Eastern Suburbs Roosters.
Centerbet Stadium, Penrith.
Boyd Cordner after scoring
Friday 2nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Adrian Proszenko Try telling Boyd Cordner the City-Country is a meaningless match. The Roosters star didn’t know, when he presented himself to the Country medical examination last year with a torn tendon in his foot,...

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