Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Canterbury Bulldogs down Manly Sea Eagles after golden point shootout

Adrian Proszenko Just like the game played the previous evening, a match which should have finished a whitewash morphed into a thriller.

Cameron Smith likely to be fit for Melbourne Storm clash with Canterbury Bulldogs

Good news for Melbourne: Storm captain Cameron Smith is expected to face the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne captain Cameron Smith is likely to overcome an ankle injury in time to play in Sunday’s elimination final against Canterbury at AAMI Park.

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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.

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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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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Blues coach Laurie Daley could catch up with All Blacks again

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko NSW powerbrokers are planning another study tour with the All Blacks after the tactic proved to be one of the secrets behind the Blues’ drought-breaking Origin success.

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League

Johnathan Thurston and Queensland lose their heads on State of Origin spite night

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Adrian Proszenko We are accustomed to seeing Queensland, when they are behind with a couple of minutes to go, showing plenty of fight. But never like this.

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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.

League

Tyro Tiger Joel Luani uses family as inspiration to make his mark on NRL

Hard road: Wester Tigers hooker Joel Luani is ready to make his mark in the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko Haveatama Sioelipulu Halafungani, or Joel Luani to his mates, has never had to look far for inspiration.

League

Benji Marshall NRL return: Wests Tigers set to seek 'Ben Barba-style' compensation

Not so fast: Benji Marshall’s last home game for the Tigers was a mere eight months ago.

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko and Roy Ward Wests Tigers are set to demand financial compensation to allow Benji Marshall to return to the NRL, with officials advising his manager they intended to enforce a clause in his release agreement...

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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League

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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League

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

NRL planning to protect players under a national insurance scheme

Alex McKinnon

Adrian Proszenko NRL officials will discuss plans to move towards a national insurance scheme when they meet with the Rugby League Players' Association on Tuesday.

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...

James Segeyaro switching allegiances to boost Queensland selection chances

James Segeyaro

Adrian Proszenko Penrith hooker James Segeyaro is planning to change his nation of allegiance in order to be eligible for Queensland selection.

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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.

Unfinished business on and off the field

Former Melbourne Storm CEO Brian Waldron.

Adrian Proszenko Sitting on former Melbourne Storm chief executive Brian Waldron's bookshelf is the unpublished manuscript of what happened.

League

Career change: Voss considers trading commentating for Eels' gig

Andrew Voss

Adrian Proszenko ANDREW VOSS has emerged a surprise contender to fill the advertised football manager position at Parramatta.

League

Bennett backs SBW to join All Stars cast

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21: Ma'a Nonu of the All Blacks (L) looks on as Sonny Bill Williams of the All Blacks looks to pass during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Trusts Stadium on August 21, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko WAYNE BENNETT hopes he will have Sonny Bill Williams at his disposal for the All Stars game, believing the fixture would be the perfect way for the Roosters recruit to return to rugby league.