Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

lEAGUE

The best NRL buys of 2014

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

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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Fan drive

NRL banks on 'selfies' to boost rugby league club memberships

Jarryd Hayne

Adrian Proszenko They have been the downfall of many a footballer in recent times but the NRL is banking on ''selfies'' to bring the fans back to the game in 2014.

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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.

Rugby League

Tigers storm to victory

Storm v Tigers

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers score an upset win over Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval.

League

Perfect team try shows Tigers are getting dangerous

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29: James Tedesco of the Tigers receivea attention during the round 16 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval on June 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko When he fielded Billy Slater's perfectly weighted kick in his in-goal, only 104 metres stood between Tim Simona and glory.

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Streaker in State of Origin but it ain't over 'til the fat man sprints

A streaker

Adrian Proszenko Matt Scott crashed over for what should have been the deciding play with two minutes and 10 seconds left on the clock, and it was almost time for the fat lady to sing.

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League

Pearce still Blues material - and not to blame for defeat: Politis

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17:  Trent Merrin and Mitchell Pearce of the Blues dejected after game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Roosters supremo Nick Politis has hit back at critics of Mitchell Pearce and urged NSW powerbrokers not to put a line through his name for future Origin matches.

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SUNDAY SIN BIN

Eels welcome back a couple of popular front-office WAGS

Adrian Proszenko dinkus

Adrian Proszenko The wives of club legends Nathan Hindmarsh and Nathan Cayless have been reinstated to the Parramatta front office just weeks after parting company with the club.

League

Barba rehab clinic is key to Sandow's future too

Chris Sandow

Adrian Proszenko Chris Sandow's chances of returning to the NRL this year will hinge on how he emerges from the same rehabilitation facility that helped turn around troubled stars Ben Barba and Kurtley Beale.

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Reynolds gets his kicks on smooth route to finals

Adam Reynolds

Adrian Proszenko The first form slump in the career of Adam Reynolds has been a mini one. South Sydney were in danger of limping into the finals, with the form of their gun halfback reflecting that of the team during...

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League

Sisa Waqa set to play in NRL final as Souths pair avoid judiciary sanction

Waqa

Adrian Proszenko South Sydney duo Dylan Farrell and Roy Asotasi are free to play in the preliminary final after they escaped charges from the match review committee.

Grand opportunity for Manly's Lawrence to do a Kangaroo hop

Brenton Lawrence

Adrian Proszenko Brenton Lawrence could snatch a spot in the Australian World Cup squad with a dominant grand final display.

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League

Maloney gets nod from JT

James Maloney )

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston believes James Maloney possesses the mongrel and maturity to succeed at State of Origin level.

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League

Daley faces his 'ultimate test': Bennett

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Adrian Proszenko Wayne Bennett says the jury is out on whether Laurie Daley can make the transition from Origin captain to coach, declaring: ''He hasn't gone into battle yet.''

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League

Pearce in line for lead role at Roosters after Minichiello

Mitchell Pearce

Adrian Proszenko In a measure of how far Mitchell Pearce has come as a leader, the NSW halfback is a strong chance to replace Anthony Minichiello as the next Roosters captain.

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League

Bad blood over Myles comes to a head

Paul Gallen of the Blues punches Nate Myles of the Maroons during game one of the 2013 State of Origin series.

Adrian Proszenko NSW skipper Paul Gallen claims his savage attack on Nate Myles was in response to the Queensland forward repeatedly twisting limbs and leading with his head in tackles.

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Anderson defends refs after Harrigan comes out swinging over call to keep Gallen on field

Nate Myles and Paul Gallen fight during the first half.

Chris Barrett, Adrian Proszenko Referees boss Daniel Anderson has endorsed the decision by State of Origin match officials not to at least sin-bin Paul Gallen for the flurry of punches the NSW captain landed on the face of...

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Rugby League

Storm stars urge Bellamy to stay

NRL finals

Adrian Proszenko Storm stars implore coach Craig Bellamy to remain in Melbourne for the long term as rival clubs circle.

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.