Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Canterbury fullback Brett Morris unlikely to play before Origin with hamstring injury

Michael Chammas The toll of the fiery Good Friday confrontation could result in up to six Canterbury players missing this weekend's game against the Dragons, with fullback Brett Morris facing the prospect of not...

NRL match review committee investigating allegations Canterbury hooker Michael Lichaa called referee a 'dog'

Allegation: Michael Lichaa has come under scrutiny.

Michael Chammas The NRL match review committee will investigate allegations that Canterbury hooker Michael Lichaa called referee Gerard Sutton a "dog" during the controversial Good Friday clash against South Sydney.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire left counting the cost of battle

Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire was delighted with the victory over the Bulldogs but it has come at a heavy cost.

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Canterbury Bulldogs skipper James Graham says tirade at referees was a build-up of frustration

Michael Chammas James Graham's on field approach to the referees is set to come under fire in the coming days but said his reaction was just a build up of frustration.

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Referees boss Tony Archer says penalty correct if it was late, high or dangerous

The hit: James Graham collides with Adam Reynolds.

Michael Chammas Referees boss Tony Archer wouldn't confirm whether the officials made the right call awarding a penalty to South Sydney in the dying minutes of their clash against Canterbury.

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Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler: 'It is not what sport in this country is about'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13:  Bulldogs Coach, Des Hasler speaks to the media following the round two NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler was forced to make an official apology on behalf of the club after several fans were escorted from ANZ Stadium for throwing bottles at the match officials.

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Canterbury Bulldogs fans facing life bans for throwing bottles at match officials as Adam Reynolds faces five months in the stands

Unfortunate incident: James Graham calls for assistance for the floored Adam Reynolds.

Michael Chammas Good Friday was anything but for the NRL with a handful of Canterbury fans now facing life bans after lashing out against match officials and South Sydney supporters after a controversial loss at ANZ...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs win by point over Canterbury Bulldogs in controversial Good Friday clash

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: James Graham of the Bulldogs reacts after referee, Gerard Sutton awards a penalty try during the round five NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas In one of the most extraordinary finishes in rugby league history, a controversial penalty against Canterbury skipper James Graham has cost the Bulldogs victory against South Sydney on Good Friday.

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South Sydney hooker Issac Luke feels like he still has something to achieve after missing last year's grand final

Issac Luke

Michael Chammas For everything his teammates did to make him feel part of last year's premiership triumph, South Sydney hooker Issac Luke still feels like he has unfinished business.

Lawyer for Cronulla players questions whether they should have accepted ASADA deal

The NSW general manager of Shine Lawyers is representing three ex-Cronulla players including Broderick Wright.

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas The lawyer representing three former Cronulla players who are involved in legal action against the club has questioned whether players should have taken ASADA’s backdated ban in light of the...

Daly Cherry-Evans defends Jake Trbojevic's tackle on Jason Nightingale

Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles in actions against the Dragons.

Michael Chammas Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans believes prop Jake Trbojevic shouldn't have been charged with a dangerous throw, describing his tackle on Jason Nightingale as 'a great rugby league tackle'.

Suspended South Sydney centre Kirisome Auva'a fails appeal to get NRL ban reduced

Rabbitoh in hot water: Kirisome Auva'a leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in November.

Michael Chammas Suspended South Sydney centre Kirisome Auva'a has failed in his bid to appeal against his ban from the NRL.

Rabbitohs won't reflect on premiership success before grand final rematch with Bulldogs

Just forget it: Adam Reynolds and the Rabbitohs celebrate with fans at Town Hall.

Michael Chammas For three years under the Michael Maguire regime, South Sydney refused to look ahead - now they are hell-bent on not looking back.

Parramatta Eels concede they didn't follow protocol over Nathan Peats concussion but insist he was fit to return

Flat out: Nathan Peats on his back after a hit to the head from the Warriors Jacob Lillyman.

Michael Chammas In a report submitted to the NRL on Monday, the Parramatta Eels conceded they neglected to follow protocol for the Nathan Peats concussion test but insist the hooker was fit to return.

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

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs is led from the field with concussion during the round-two match against the Roosters.

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.

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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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