Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

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Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk eyeing early return to be fit for State of Origin III

Adrian Proszenko Cooper Cronk could make a shock comeback against St George Illawarra on Monday night in a move which would force Mal Meninga into an agonising choice over whether to start him or Daly Cherry-Evans in...

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

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.

League

Canterbury's Trent Hodkinson sprinkled with a little good fortune in winning Blues jersey

Dear to his heart: Trent Hodkinson's phoenix tattoo on his chest symbolises his journey back from career-threatening injuries.

Adrian Proszenko When he was at his lowest ebb, about the time of his fourth career-threatening operation, Trent Hodkinson visited the tattoo parlour.

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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Sam Kasiano blow leaves Bulldogs banking on depth for NRL opening rounds

Sam Kasiano

Adrian Proszenko Bulldogs forward Sam Kasiano is set to miss the opening two NRL rounds, at least, after foot surgery.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Canterbury Bulldogs

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Cronulla keen to prise Sam Kasiano from Canterbury as replacement for Andrew Fifita

Bulk buy: Canterbury giant Sam Kasiano on the charge against the Gold Coast Titans.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis Cronulla are aiming to exact revenge on Canterbury for poaching Andrew Fifita by launching a retaliatory strike for fellow prop Sam Kasiano.

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Bulldogs spending spree all within the salary cap, say boss

Close to re-signing: Bulldog Michael Ennis.

Adrian Proszenko Canterbury CEO Raelene Castle claims the club can re-sign stars Josh Morris and Michael Ennis and still remain under the salary cap without shedding any players.

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Lyon backs Manly to roar in his absence

Adrian Proszenko JAMIE LYON claims Manly can still mount a title defence even if a calf injury rules him out of Friday's do-or-die semi-final at Allianz Stadium.

Kite slams stingy salary cap as he faces uncertain future

Kite

Adrian Proszenko BRENT KITE has taken a swipe at the salary cap amid fears Friday night's demoralising preliminary final loss to Melbourne will be his last game for Manly.

League

Sharks got wake-up call years ago

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Adrian Proszenko This whole mess at Cronulla, ''management failings'' and all, could have been avoided if the club had heeded the findings of an independent review it commissioned way back in 2006.

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Family keeps Sea Eagles on a successful flight path

Toovey

Adrian Proszenko When Des Hasler left Manly there was every chance that Brookvale Oval would burn like Rome. An empire that had been painstakingly built appeared set to crumble.

Blast from past threatens T-Rex

Tony Williams

Adrian Proszenko Chief League Reporter Tony Williams' quest to return to form in time to salvage his representative career is about to hit a serious roadblock - in the form of Sonny Bill Williams.

Dogs' play-offs bid is up against history

Eastwood

Adrian Proszenko If the slumping Bulldogs lose their next game, they will need to rewrite history to win the premiership.

Shoulder charge could send Kasiano swiftly back to the sidelines

Sam Kasiano.

Adrian Proszenko Sam Kasiano is facing the prospect of more time on the sidelines after putting on a shoulder charge in his long-awaited NRL return.

League

Unearthing the five best bargains of the season

Albert Kelly.

Adrian Proszenko Albert Kelly feels like he's got his favourite toy back.

League

Flanagan backs Gordon as injuries to Morris, Stewart open Origin door

Michael Gordon

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes Michael Gordon is ready for an Origin recall after Brett Stewart and Brett Morris were all but ruled out of the opener to the interstate series.

Clause for concern but T-Rex wants to stay at Manly

Adrian Proszenko TONY WILLIAMS has spoken of his desire to finish his career at Manly, declaring: ''I know the boys here and I've made a home.''

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Tough time on the horizon for Mannah as cancer returns

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Adrian Proszenko Parramatta forward Jon Mannah has had a relapse in his battle with cancer. Mannah, who had bravely fought back to resume his football career after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2009,...