Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Even as skinny schoolboy, SBW was destined for top

Michael Chammas Steve Matai will tell you Sonny Bill Williams was always destined for greatness - as long as the skinny high school boy put on some size.


Roosters focus on prize

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello has credited his players for overcoming a perceived injustice after several players came under the spotlight for another drugs-related crisis in the NRL.


The A-Z of the grand final


Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes an alphabetical look at rugby league's biggest game of the year.

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Roosters not happy about naming, but are focused

Anthony Minichiello.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello has praised his players for overcoming a perceived injustice after several came under the spotlight for yet another drugs-related crisis in the NRL.

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I'd do same again, says Greenberg of Barba

Todd Greenberg

Michael Chammas NRL head of football Todd Greenberg has insisted he has no regrets about his handling of the Ben Barba saga at the start of the year and that he would not hesitate to do the same thing again.

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Five reasons the Knights can win


Michael Chammas There's no shortage of players who have been there and done it in the past.

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Mullen in mood for a boilover

Michael Chammas Knights skipper Jarrod Mullen believes all the pressure is on Sydney Roosters to win Saturday night's preliminary final.


Stephen Dank must explain his role in Sandor Earl affair, says Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas Penrith football supremo Phil Gould says it's time for Stephen Dank to disclose the extent of his role in the Sandor Earl saga.

Masked or not, he's a devoted Rabbitoh

South Sydney NRL team

Michael Chammas He is South Sydney's unofficial 18th man - the heart and soul of a club built on a proud history.

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Stewarts and Burgesses: two proud, contrasting families put it all on the line

Sam Burgess

Michael Chammas Are two Stewarts better than four Burgesses? And will Friday night mark the changing of the guard as the Burgesses replace the Stewarts as rugby league's most influential band of brothers?

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Kite is over anger of being cut

Michael Chammas Brent Kite recounts says his last game at Brookvale Oval was when he realised he was angry with Manly.

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Kite's tangled emotions

Michael Chammas Brent Kite has known for most of the season this would be his final year at Manly.


Kite at peace again after anger over being released

Brent Kite

Michael Chammas Brent Kite has known for most of the season this would be his final year at Manly but not until his last game at Brookvale Oval did he realise he was angry with the club for letting him loose.

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Wake-up call from Roosters gave Souths cause for alarm

Photograph shows the Rabbitoh's during a training session at Redfern oval this afternoon.photograph by Dean sewell.S.M.H.Sport.Taken Sunday 22nd September 2013.


Michael Chammas Greg Inglis described the last round loss to the Sydney Roosters as South Sydney's worst performance under Michael Maguire, but believes the defeat triggered a renewed determination in the Rabbitohs.

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Sea Eagles not haunted by last year's horror show: Toovey

Narrabeen, Sydney. Manly Sea Eagles training at the Sydney Academy of Sport. Manly Coach Geoff Toovey. Photo: Quentin Jones. 11 Sept 2012

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko Manly coach Geoff Toovey insists last year's preliminary final capitulation against Melbourne won't act as motivation for Friday night's grand-final qualifier against South Sydney.

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Widdop takes short cut on the long road to recovery

Gareth Widdop

Michael Chammas Despite the odds stacked against him, Widdop was hell-bent on playing for the Storm one last time, and as much as his desire to return aided his recovery, the stars aligned to ensure he would achieve...

Halves hold the aces for Eagles

Manly Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas Why Manly can win.


Sea Eagles ready for physical examination

Anthony Watmough

Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expecting Friday night's elimination semi-final against Cronulla to be every bit as physical as the Sea Eagles' brutal clash with Sydney Roosters.

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Jarryd Hayne says Eels need to go back for the future

SPORT, RUGBY LEAGUE. Blues player Jarryd Hayne arrives at  a press conference at the team's Coogee hotel on 8 July 2013. Hayne announced that he would be ruled out of Origin game 3 due to an ongoing hamstring injury.

Michael Chammas Fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era.

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Anthony Watmough has unfinished business as rep swansong looms

Anthony Watmough

Michael Chammas Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is considering retiring from representative football, but not until he ticks off the final two achievements on his list.