Adrian Proszenko

Adrian Proszenko

State of Origin

McManus just the man to defuse Maroons' twin threats down left flank

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Adrian Proszenko Brian Smith says James McManus is the ''right choice'' for the task of shutting down Greg Inglis and Darius Boyd, describing the winger as one of the NRL's most professional players.

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Kasiano shuns Maroons as Kiwis battle for hearts and minds

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Sam Kasiano of the Bulldogs is tackled during the round 15 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at WIN Stadium on June 15, 2012 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko THE tug of war for Sam Kasiano has taken another twist, with the giant Bulldog now tipped to turn his back on Queensland in favour of the Kiwis.

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Israel Folau's meeting with Todd Greenberg fuels NRL comeback speculation

Prized signature: dual international Israel Folau.

Adrian Proszenko If Israel Folau returns to the game which made him famous, this could be the moment the move was hatched.

League

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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Greg Bird to put every fibre of his being into State of Origin Bluewash

Determined: Greg Bird is hellbent on ensuring NSW finish the series with a third straight win.

Adrian Proszenko After kicking the winning penalty goal in the Gold Coast's controversial win over Melbourne in April, Greg Bird landed another blow.

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

On the comeback trail: Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk.

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...

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League

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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League

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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League

Trent Hodkinson draws inspiration from young player who broke his neck playing rugby league

Bulldogs halves duo Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson are all smiles after the Blues' 6-4 victory over Queensland.

Adrian Proszenko The only thing harder than scoring a try in Wednesday night's State of Origin was converting it.

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State of Origin: NSW to set up their own version of Queensland's FOGS

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Adrian Proszenko NSW will set up their own version of Queensland's famed Former Origin Greats [FOGS] program in time for next year's State of Origin series.

League

Sydney Roosters centre Tautau Moga transfers to North Queensland Cowboys

Townsville bound: Roosters centre Tautau Moga will be a Cowboy as of next week.

Adrian Proszenko Roosters centre Tautau Moga will join North Queensland next week after signing a mid-season deal to cover for injured Maroons star Brent Tate.

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Johnathan Thurston and Queensland lose their heads on State of Origin spite night

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Adrian Proszenko We are accustomed to seeing Queensland, when they are behind with a couple of minutes to go, showing plenty of fight. But never like this.

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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

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...

League

New Zealand Warriors up the ante in chase for Ben Te'o

Departing: Ben Te'o will be leaving Souths at the end of the season.

Adrian Proszenko Ben Te'o is almost certain to leave South Sydney after the Warriors joined the French rugby clubs chasing his services with an offer worth $650,000 a season.

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Canterbury Bulldogs' rookie fullback Tyrone Phillips ready to become his own posterboy

Tyrone Phillips in a pre-season clash with Papua New Guinea during his stint with South Sydney last year.

Adrian Proszenko Tyrone Phillips has a poster of Adam Reynolds in his room.

Issac Luke and Ryan Hoffman on Warriors' wish list of NRL signings

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Adrian Proszenko, Sarah Harvey The Warriors have added South Sydney star Issac Luke and Melbourne veteran Ryan Hoffman to their wish list as their search for marquee signings continues.

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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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Melbourne Storm in the hunt for Karmichael Hunt

Karmichael Hunt is in the sights of the Melbourne Storm.

Adrian Proszenko Melbourne will attempt to become the first club to avail themselves of the NRL's new marquee contracting powers by attempting to bring Karmichael Hunt back to rugby league.

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Melbourne tipped to host Origin match in 2015

State of Origin at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, 2012.

Adrian Proszenko Sydney isn’t scheduled to host two games of an Origin series until 2016 in a further blow to NSW's chances of breaking Queensland’s stranglehold on the event.