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Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald

Last man: Latrell Mitchell giving a Roosters football to a new mum for her baby.

How a Johnathan Thurston snubbing changed Latrell Mitchell

There's a reason why Latrell Mitchell is the last man into the Roosters sheds after every game. It's the same reason he's the last Roosters player signing autographs and taking photos with fans on his way out of the ground. That reason is Johnathan Thurston.

Rampaging Cowboy: Jason Taumalolo has been described as the best ball-carrier in the game by Roosters prop Jared ...

Taumalolo's the best in the game but we can stop him: JWH

Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has described Cowboys enforcer Jason Taumalolo as the best forward in the NRL, but the tricolours share a belief he has some off-the-ball deficiencies they can exploit on Saturday night.

Strong finish: Bryce Cartwright is mobbed after scoring.

The decision that saved Cartwright's season

Bryce Cartwright's decision to take personal leave mid-season to deal with a range of mental and physical issues has been described as the catalyst for his resurgence in the opening week of the finals.