Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

League

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

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.

Billy Slater held by police after alleged nightclub scuffle

Australia's Billy Slater (L) is tackled by England

Adrian Proszenko Billy Slater has been detained by police in the United Kingdom in yet another incident involving the Kangaroos in Manchester.

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League

State of Origin II: Tim Lafai bolts into Blues contention

Adrian Proszenko Tim Lafai, who kept Josh Morris out of first grade, has emerged as a contender to replace him in the NSW side for Origin II.

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State of Origin: Blues go straight to work

Meticulous: Blues coach Laurie Daley, flanked by prop James Tamou.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis In an indication of how meticulous the Blues are in their preparation for game two, the whole squad assembled before it had been officially named to pore over videos from the opening clash.

League

'I enjoy the pain' – why Greg Bird embraces tag of 'Origin footballer'

Malcolm Knox and Adrian Proszenko Few players have earned the tag of "Origin footballer" as quickly and surely as has Greg Bird. Since winning man-of-the-match honours in his second and third Origin games, back in 2007 and 2008, Bird...

League

Benji Marshall needs to earn his way back onto prime time

Adrian Proszenko dinkus

Adrian Proszenko Benji Marshall will always be welcome on The Footy Show but a return as a permanent panelist will hinge on the success of his NRL comeback.

League

Fears all-conquering Roos will become 'The Invisibles'

Jonathan Thurston

Adrian Proszenko They are about to equal a mark set by the Invincibles, but will the current crop of Kangaroos become the Invisibles?

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Melbourne Storm in the hunt for Karmichael Hunt

Karmichael Hunt is in the sights of the Melbourne Storm.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne will attempt to become the first club to avail themselves of the NRL's new marquee contracting powers by attempting to bring Karmichael Hunt back to rugby league.

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Melbourne tipped to host Origin match in 2015

State of Origin at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, 2012.

Adrian Proszenko Sydney isn’t scheduled to host two games of an Origin series until 2016 in a further blow to NSW's chances of breaking Queensland’s stranglehold on the event.

League

No horseplay as George Piggins spends week in hospital

Adrian Proszenko dinkus

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney icon George Piggins spent five days in hospital after being kicked in the leg by one of his horses.

League

A decade later and Bulldogs great Steve Price still misses a start

Adrian Proszenko It's a big reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Canterbury's grand final win over the Roosters . . . but nobody thought to invite the skipper.

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The best NRL buys of 2014

80-minute man: Nathan Peats is thriving at Parramatta.

Daniel Lane and Adrian Proszenko They may not be the biggest names in the game, but each has added a new dimension to his team after having arrived at new locations.

Rugby League

Melbourne braces for a stormy start

Campbell Brown fights back the tears as he speaks to the media at Metricon Stadium on Wednesday.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne Storm has been handed a tough opening to the 2014 season.

League

League 2014: we predict the winners, medallists and dark horses

Roosters

Adrian Proszenko There is no crystal ball, but there are experts. Fairfax Media chief league reporter Adrian Proszenko gets the low-down on what to expect.

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Foran labels Stewart No.1 fullback

Brett Stewart

Adrian Proszenko Kieran Foran has hailed Brett Stewart as the best ball-playing fullback in the game.

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Joyce tips SBW for Churchill gong

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Adrian Proszenko Joyce Churchill predicts she will be hanging the Clive Churchill medal, the award named after her late, great husband, around the neck of Sonny Bill Williams after the grand final.

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No doubt about it: video refs drop the ball again

Billy Slater

Adrian Proszenko ANOTHER massive finals game, and again a team has been given the benefit of considerable doubt. This is not the sort of decision that will quell concerns that an official will decide next weekend's...

Mauboy gets hold of some soul for new league theme

Mauboy

Adrian Proszenko THE NRL has gone to the 1960s – and all the way back again – in its choice of a new rugby league anthem.

Low aims for more high times with Dogs

Drury Low

Adrian Proszenko For Drury Low, the only thing more exciting than replacing Ben Barba is the prospect of playing alongside him.

Rugby League

Slater off too lightly: Harrigan

Billy Slater.

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko Billy Slater is expected to receive an official warning for kicking Canterbury prop David Klemmer in the face - but former referees boss Bill Harrigan believes the NRL should have gone further and...