Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Todd Greenberg to consult with all 16 NRL club chief medicos as part of review of concussion procedures

Michael Chammas NRL head of football Todd Greenberg will consult all 16 NRL club chief medical officers this week as part of a review of the concussion procedure.

Sydney Roosters star Mitchell Pearce enjoying juggling captaincy with halfback responsibilities

Leading by example: Mitchell Pearce takes on the line against the Raiders.

Michael Chammas He's been the unofficial leader of the Sydney Roosters for some time, but the addition of the captaincy has done little to hamper the development of Mitchell Pearce.

Blake Ferguson injured as Sydney Roosters thrash his former club Canberra Raiders

Try time: Roosters centre Blake Ferguson shrugs off opposite number Edrick Lee to score against the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Chammas Blake Ferguson's first game against his former club didn't quite go to script as he left the field with an ankle injury in the Sydney Roosters' 34-6 demolition of the Canberra Raiders on Sunday...

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Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur demands same attitude away from home

Brace: Reece Robinson went over twice in the corner.

Michael Chammas Parramatta coach Brad Arthur refused to get carried away with what is likely the best victory of his short career, demanding the same effort from his players away from home.

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John Folau and Chris Sandow play starring roles as Parramatta Eels upset South Sydney Rabbitohs

Making a name for himself: Eels winger John Folau celebrates after scoring the first of his two tries.

Michael Chammas Parramatta produced the unbelievable in toppling the team deemed unbeatable, ending South Sydney's perfect start to the season in a thrilling 29-16 victory at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.

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The six big questions heading into round four of the NRL

Willie Mason sledged the Dragons' forwards when he was playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2014.

Michael Chammas Are the Newcastle Knights the real deal, will Willie Mason pay for his sledging of the Dragons and just when will the Cowboys win their first game of the season.

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Chris Sandow reveals how he fought his demons and rediscovered his mojo after Ricky Stuart told him to look elswehere

Michael Chammas Chris Sandow thought his career was over at Parramatta was over in 2013, but he's found a new lease of life under coach Brad Arthur.

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NRL players and officials fear clubs faking concussions to get free interchanges

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Michael Chammas There is a growing concern among several NRL players and officials that some clubs are exploiting the NRL's crackdown on concussions to increase the number of interchanges at their disposal.

Anthony Watmough says it will be tougher playing Glenn Stewart than Manly

Mate against mate: Anthony Watmough is not looking forward to taking on his ex-teammate Glenn Stewart.

Michael Chammas It was an emotion-charged clash when Anthony Watmough went up against Manly in round one, but the Eels lock has revealed taking on Glenn Stewart will be even more difficult.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary believes Dallin Watene-Zelezniak should have been awarded a try against Roosters

Michael Chammas Both Penrith coach Ivan Cleary and Roosters boss Trent Robinson have backed the current video refereeing system despite a contentious no-try call on Dallin Watene-Zelezniak on Monday night.

Sydney Roosters end unbeaten start to the season for Penrith Panthers

Making a break: Blake Ferguson makes a break for the Roosters during the round three NRL match against the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Chammas In the process of avenging last year's semi-final loss, the Sydney Roosters ended the unbeaten start to the year of the Penrith Panthers with a 20-12 win on Monday night.

Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop considering Dragons' Kogarah Oval as new home base

Fade to red and white: Jubilee  at its Dragons best.

Michael Chammas It has been rugby league heartland for 65 years but St George Illawarra's iconic Kogarah home ground could be on the verge of being transformed into a Football Federation Australia base.

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor wants to see Marty Taupau control his aggression

Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire didn’t have a problem with Marty Taupau’s shot on an unaware Adam Reynolds but Tigers coach Jason Taylor wants the enforcer to err on the side of...

Wounded Dylan Walker stars in South Sydney Rabbitohs' victory over Wests Tigers

Gutsy effort: Dylan Walker and the Rabbitohs celebrate the centre's try against the Tigers.

Michael Chammas South Sydney centre Dylan Walker produced an inspired two-try performance playing through a suspected hand fracture to help the Rabbitohs to a 20-6 victory over the Wests Tigers.

Wests Tigers trio Luke Brooks, James Tedesco and Mitchell Moses the next 'big three'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20:  Young Wests Tigers players Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks chat before a trainning session at Concord Oval on March 20, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Michael Chammas Together, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks and James Tedesco will carry the hopes of the Wests Tigers for the next decade with their performances on the field and marketability off it.

Kieran Foran is just the start of a new blue and gold dynasty as Parramatta Eels continue to rebuild

Blue-and-gold: Kieran Foran could be at the head of a star-studded Eels line-up.

Michael Chammas With Kieran Foran on his way to Parramatta on a four-year deal worth just over a million dollars a season, the days of settling for mediocrity at Parramatta are over.

Will Hopoate looking to cement his spot in the No.1 jersey for Parramatta Eels

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Michael Chammas The six big questions ahead of the weekend's games in round three of the NRL.

Josh Mansour returns earlier than expected after making his Test debut last year

Man up: Josh Mansour scores a try for Australia against Samoa in November

Michael Chammas After deliberating with coach Ivan Cleary and Phil Gould, Josh Mansour was given the OK to delay the start of his 2015 campaign in order to make his Test debut last year.

Penrith Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward undergoes back surgery and will miss up to six weeks

Caption:SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Jamie Soward of the Panthers looks on during the NRL Trial Match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Sportingbet Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Penrith Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward will miss up to six weeks after undergoing lower back surgery on Tuesday night.

Adam Reynolds hits back at criticism of South Sydney club doctor over concussion ruling

Confidence in doctor: Adam Reynolds leaves the field during the match against the Roosters.

Michael Chammas South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds has defended the decision of the club doctor to send him back on the field despite copping a heavy head knock against the Roosters on Sunday.