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.

Ex-NSW half Mitchell Pearce desperate for another crack at Origin

Still hoping for Origin ... Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Adrian Proszenko Mitchell Pearce has not given up on reclaiming his NSW jersey, saying: "If you don't strive to get into those teams, you're limiting yourself as a player."

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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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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

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.

League

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.

League

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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A decade later and Bulldogs great Steve Price still misses a start

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Adrian Proszenko It's a big reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Canterbury's grand final win over the Roosters . . . but nobody thought to invite the skipper.

Lifting tackle could send Daley back to the drawing board

Adrian Proszenko NSW's new-look halves pairing may last just one game after Josh Reynolds was involved in a sickening dangerous throw which is likely to rub him out of Origin II.

League

Queensland Origin side rocked by injuries to Cameron Smith, Billy Slater

Maroons skipper Cameron Smith is in doubt for Origin II.

Adrian Proszenko Queensland could be without three-quarters of its spine for game two following revelations injuries to Cameron Smith and Billy Slater are worse than first thought.

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Former Cronulla and NSW star Mark McGaw forced to shut down business

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Adrian Proszenko Mark McGaw has been forced to shut down his Sparkles gym due to a dispute with the landlord.

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Lifting tackle could send Laurie Daley back to the drawing board

Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Adrian Proszenko NSW's new-look halves pairing may last just one game after Josh Reynolds was involved in a sickening dangerous throw which is likely to rub him out of Origin II.

League

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.

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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