Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

League

Sonny Bill Williams sick: Roosters cop double whammy

Adrian Proszenko Sonny Bill Williams is in doubt for Saturday's preliminary final against Newcastle after being floored by a mystery illness.

League

Sin Bin: Plumbers crack the origin of Ryan-Soward stink

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Adrian Proszenko Beau Ryan taking the mickey out of Jamie Soward is not a new phenomenon. While Ryan's send-ups of Soward on The Footy Show have made headlines, the Panthers playmaker has been a target long before...

League

Cronulla Sharks skipper Paul Gallen could be back to take on SBW

Back for the Sharks ... Paul Gallen may play against the Roosters on Saturday.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla captain Paul Gallen could make a shock early return against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday.

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League

Jarryd Hayne could fly after being left out of pocket at Parramatta

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Adrian Proszenko There are fears Jarryd Hayne could walk out on Parramatta due to a series of third-party payments not being honoured, leaving him out of pocket to the tune of up to $200,000.

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League

Kane Evans relishing opportunity with Roosters after a horror 2013

Roosters prop Kane Evans makes his debut against Parramatta last week.

Adrian Proszenko When the second-tier salary cap, and then injury, conspired to rob Kane Evans of his NRL debut last year, the mammoth Roosters prop was shattered. Now it appears it was all a blessing.

League

Rule changes turning NRL into touch footy: Fifita

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks watches from the sideline last weekend.

Adrian Proszenko Cronulla star Andrew Fifita has called for the shoulder charge to be reintroduced into the NRL, claiming recent rule changes around player safety were turning rugby league into "touch footy".

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Sunday Sin Bin

Luke Burt born to be a coach: Nathan Hindmarsh

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Adrian Proszenko Eels great Nathan Hindmarsh is still working out if the full-time coaching caper is for him, but he's got no doubt his great mate, Luke Burt, is an NRL clipboard-holder in waiting.

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League

Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor plots downfall of one-time suitors Parramatta

Hard at work: Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor, right, was impressed with Parramatta's opening round display.

Adrian Proszenko Roosters assistant Jason Taylor has no regrets about missing out on the Parramatta coaching job as he prepares to plot the downfall of the club he almost joined.

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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.

League

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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League

Sydney Roosters embracing challenge of defying NRL history

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  (L-R) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Anthony Minichiello of the Sydney Roosters and Michael McIlorum, Matty Smith and Matt Bowen of the Wigan Warriors pose with the World Club Challenge trophy during the World Club Challenge press conference at Allianz Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko The Roosters will get their first taste of what it's like to go from being the hunter to the hunted in their World Club Championship against Wigan. And they are looking forward to it.

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Sunday Sin Bin

Veteran caller Warren Ryan counts down to end of a grand career

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Adrian Proszenko If an additional reason was required to tune into ABC Grandstand's rugby league coverage, then here it is - this season might be the last for veteran caller Warren Ryan.

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League

Israel Folau keeps the door open for NRL return after 2015 Rugby World Cup

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Adrian Proszenko Israel Folau has opened up about his frustrations negotiating a return to the NRL, but maintains rugby league remains a genuine option when his ARU contract expires.

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League

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

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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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League

NRL marketing guru Lewis Pullen bullish about overtaking AFL as leading code

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Adrian Proszenko The NRL's new marketing guru says the next broadcast-rights deal will fetch a record sum that will position league above AFL or any other competitor as the premier Australian sport.

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League

Foundation Cup all but dead as an NRL pre-season event

NRL. Foundation Cup. Allianz Stadium.
Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters.

Saturday 23rd February, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Adrian Proszenko It was introduced to rival the Charity Shield and to celebrate Australia's first rugby league clubs, but the Foundation Cup is all but dead as a pre-season event.

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Wayne Bennett predicts closest World Cup ever

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Adrian Proszenko Wayne Bennett, the mastermind behind New Zealand's shock World Cup victory in 2008, believes this year's edition will be the best and most unpredictable tournament in history.

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League

Eric Grothe gets serious about NRL return

Former rugby league player Eric Grothe during a workout with acclaimed sprint coach Roger Fabri. 31st October 2013
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Adrian Proszenko Those doubting Eric Grothe's ability to return to the NRL didn't witness him in full flight on Thursday.

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League

Roosters hit ground running in preparation for title defence

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Adrian Proszenko Celebrating their premiership win in Hawaii, many of the Roosters players managed to squeeze in a few sessions. And not just drinking ones.

Rookies punished for breaking no-alcohol rule at camp

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Adrian Proszenko Some of rugby league's most promising players learned a sobering lesson at the NRL's rookie camp after they were sent home for breaching the strict no-alcohol guidelines.

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