Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Canterbury coach Des Hasler playing ducks and drakes with Dogs as Michael Ennis starts to run out of time

Michael Ennis.

Adrian Proszenko Michael Ennis reckons he needs a ''miracle'' to play in the grand final. It would be an even bigger wonder if Des Hasler didn't keep us guessing about his replacement until the last minute.

'Smashed' South Sydney hitman Sam Burgess wants NRL final rematch with injured Canterbury Bulldog Michael Ennis

Adrian Proszenko Given he “got smashed” by Michael Ennis in one of the biggest collisions of the season, you could understand if Sam Burgess didn’t want the Canterbury No.

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Michael Ennis, James Graham and Josh Morris to re-sign with Canterbury Bulldogs

Michael Ennis

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have received a huge boost in the lead-up to their NRL campaign with the retention of stars Michael Ennis, James Graham and Josh Morris.

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Penrith Panthers see the bright side after heartbreaking loss

Taking the ball to the line: Dean Whare.

Adrian Proszenko Upon reflecting on a season which had only just ended, Ivan Cleary concluded: "It's just not quite our time yet."

NRL Preliminary Final: Canterbury Bulldogs hold off Penrith Panthers to book grand final tickets

Feeling blue: The Bulldogs celebrate Josh Jackson's try.

Adrian Proszenko Despite being under the pump for much of the contest, it was Des' Dogs who won the key moments and, in turn, the contest.

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Kicking into refs now carries more risk than reward

Canny chap: Josh Reynolds celebrates the win over Manly.

Adrian Proszenko Players attempting to earn a repeat set by deliberately kicking the ball into the referee - rather than the in-goal - have been warned they risk conceding a penalty for misconduct.

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Canterbury Bulldogs down Manly Sea Eagles after golden point shootout

Trent Hodkinson celebrates his winning field goal.

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

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Manly coach Geoff Toovey lets fly after Josh Starling gets sent to the sin bin

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Adrian Proszenko Geoff Toovey reckons it's ridiculous. Not only the way a referee, albeit inadvertently, determined another game of football.

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Ultimate loss in 2012 made Bulldogs even hungrier, says Ennis

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury captain Michael Ennis has revealed the heartbreaking 2012 grand final loss to Melbourne is providing the Bulldogs extra motivation for their premiership campaign this year.

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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Canterbury Bulldogs winger Corey Thompson signs contract extension

Set to be upgraded to top-25 status: Corey Thompson.

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Carayannis Corey Thompson has signed a contract extension with Canterbury in a boost for the side before Sunday's finals clash with Melbourne.

Joseph Paulo rejects Ricky Stuart's overtures to remain an Eel as Canberra Raiders miss out again

Joseph Paulo has rejected approaches to join the Canberra Raiders and former coach Ricky Stuart.

Adrian Proszenko Parramatta have enjoyed a victory over former coach Ricky Stuart before their much-anticipated clash with Canberra by winning the battle for the services of lock Joseph Paulo.

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs move to lock up Sam Kasiano long term

Man in demand: Canterbury are looking to retain skilful prop Sam Kasiano.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury have opened negotiations with Sam Kasiano as rivals queue up to poach the ball-playing prop.

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Banned Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan fuming over Todd Carney farce

Furious: Shane Flanagan is far from pleased about the Todd Carney debacle.

Adrian Proszenko Shane Flanagan says he's shattered he will not get the chance to coach Todd Carney, conceding the playmaker's sacking will only make it harder for Cronulla to climb from the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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Fullback remains No.1 target for Raiders as David Mead and Tautau Moga drop off

Gold Coast flyer David Mead was refused permission to talk to other clubs.

Adrian Proszenko, Chris Wilson Canberra's frustrating search for a replacement fullback for Anthony Milford continues.

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Canterbury boss Raelene Castle earns respect after keeping Bulldogs barking

Settling in nicely: Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle has hit ground running in the NRL.

Adrian Proszenko When Raelene Castle first began walking through the Bulldogs gymnasium to calls of ‘‘Aunty’’ from the club’s Polynesian players, she wasn’t sure how to react.

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Adam Reynolds facing bleak future at South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Adrian Proszenko Adam Reynolds' future at South Sydney is clouded after the club signed reigning Queensland Cup player of the year Cody Walker.

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Alex McKinnon medal may be struck for City-Country MVP

Alex McKinnon

Adrian Proszenko League officials are considering a proposal to award a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in the City-Country fixture.

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Andrew Fifita re-signs with Cronulla for four years

Adrian Proszenko The Andrew Fifita contract saga has finally been resolved after the representative prop re-signed with Cronulla on a new four-year deal

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Josh Reynolds' Origin hopes boosted by James Maloney injury

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury playmaker Josh Reynolds has the chance to cement the NSW No.6 jersey after form and fitness conspired against incumbent pivot James Maloney.