Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko is chief rugby league reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald

Blues to create their own centre of excellence

Adrian Proszenko NSW powerbrokers have revealed plans to build their own high-performance centre to ensure Laurie Daley’s troops have the best possible preparation for their State of Origin campaigns.

Face-off continues for Rabbitohs skipper John Sutton and Bulldog Josh Reynolds

Round two: John Sutton and Josh Reynolds.

Adrian Proszenko For the briefest moment, it appeared John Sutton had fulfilled his ambition to finally play State of Origin.

Blues coach Laurie Daley could catch up with All Blacks again

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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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NSW coach Laurie Daley almost quit Blues post

Driven to succeed: Laurie Daley addresses the media in the lead-up to Origin III.

Michael Carayannis, Adrian Proszenko Twelve months on from needing to be convinced to remain as Blues Origin coach, Laurie Daley is set to be offered a long-term deal as NSW try to emulate the feats of Queensland mentor Mal Meninga.

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NSW Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds won't be so lucky at judiciary this time around

Josh Reynolds tries to evade Josh Papalii.

Adrian Proszenko Another spiteful game at Suncorp Stadium. Another potential date with the judiciary for Josh Reynolds.

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State of Origin: Blues want clean sweep to put exclamation point on series win

Brad Walter and Adrian Proszenko After ending Queensland's eight year Origin domination, NSW players have vowed to begin their own dynsasty by completing the first series "Blue rinse" since 2000 with victory in the third match at...

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Blues decide against banning the booze despite Mitchell Pearce's drama

Boozy Blue: A alcohol-fuelled incident cost Blake Ferguson (centre) his Origin spot last year.

Adrian Proszenko NSW have ruled out introducing a booze ban despite yet another alcohol-fuelled incident disrupting the team's State of Origin preparations.

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Mitchell Pearce gives up the grog to focus on NRL and State of Origin with NSW Blues

Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce will be abstaining from alcohol for the rest of the season.

Adrian Proszenko Mitchell Pearce has slapped a booze ban on himself for the rest of the season to prevent more alcohol-fuelled incidents like the one which almost cost him his NSW jersey.

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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.

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St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor hopes to remain in Blues fold for Origin II

Adrian Proszenko Paul McGregor is desperate to remain a part of the NSW brains trust for Origin II despite his shock appointment as St George Illawarra coach.

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Brad 'Freddy' Fittler is ready to coach the NSW Blues in game two of rugby league's State of Origin

Adrian Proszenko It has been a decade since his last State of Origin game, but Brad Fittler is back to torment the Maroons.

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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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Jarryd Hayne shrugs off State of Origin pressure despite carrying NSW Blues' hopes

Jarryd Hayne celebrates victory in Origin I.

Michael Carayannis and Adrian Proszenko If Jarryd Hayne feels any pressure to repeat his man of the match heroics in Origin II, the Parramatta fullback showed no signs of stress as he relaxed his way into Blues camp on Tuesday.

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.

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NSW Blues to adopt NFL player-testing system to find next generation of Origin stars

Hayne plane: Jarryd Hayne celebrates NSW's win on Wednesday night.

Adrian Proszenko NSW are turning to the NFL's talent identification system to ensure they do not relinquish their grip on the State of Origin shield.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley tips Mitchell Pearce to keep Blues No.7 jersey

Improved: NSW coach Laurie Daley said Mitchell Pearce  is the right man for the Blues No.7 jersey.

Adrian Proszenko NSW coach Laurie Daley has hailed Mitchell Pearce as a vastly improved footballer than the one who participated in last year's State of Origin series.

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Origin junior Sironen No.3 to find out what it takes to join dad among Blues greats

Bayley Sironen

Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers youngster Bayley Sironen has a chance to follow in famous family footsteps after being selected to attend the Blues' ''Origin pathways'' camp in January.

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Folau factor another headache for Origin Blues

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Israel Folau of the Giants in action during the round three AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Blacktown International Sportspark on April 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko WHILE the majority of the league world is keen to welcome Israel Folau back to the fold, you could understand if Laurie Daley wasn't doing cartwheels.

Sironen follows in father's footsteps after call-up to baby Blues squad

Former first grade rugby league player paul Sironen with his son Curtis who plays for Balmain Under 20's, at Concord Oval. Sun Herald Sport. 23 September 2011. Photo by Simon Alekna.

Adrian Proszenko CURTIS SIRONEN has taken the first step towards becoming only the fifth father-son combination to play in State of Origin after being selected for Laurie Daley's Blues Origin Pathways Camp.

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Lock it in, Laurie: Blues all but picked

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Adrian Proszenko There are four games until the opening State of Origin encounter, but Laurie Daley has already settled upon 15 of the 17 spots up for grabs.

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