Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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Julie Burgess accuses Penrith Panthers fan of hitting son Sam Burgess with stick

Michael Chammas Michael Maguire described it as the best defensive effort he's seen in his three seasons at the club, but it could do little to take away from Nathan Merritt's attacking feats, finally becoming the...

League

South Sydney Rabbitohs mark Nathan Merritt milestone with victory over Penrith Panthers

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Michael Chammas As it did last week, the rain tumbled on to Sportingbet Stadium before kick-off, turning an already heavy track into a slippery slide in front of a crowd of 11,674.

League

Pat Richards' towering kick-offs are revolutionising rugby league

Bombs away: Pat Richards practises his revolutionary kick-off.

Michael Chammas Pat Richards is revolutionising the kick-off with his spiralling bomb-like restarts that have provided Wests Tigers with another attacking weapon to add to their arsenal.

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Penrith Panthers Adam Docker and Nigel Plum leaving their mark on opponents

Penrith Panthers hit men Adam Docker and Nigel Plum.

Michael Chammas South Sydney might have the Burgess brothers but Penrith’s bash brothers Nigel Plum and Adam Docker will be out to stop them in their tracks on Friday night.

League

Coach Mick Potter refuses to believe Wests Tigers hype

Potter weaves his spell: Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Michael Chammas The've toppled the grand finalists, the premiership favourites and the competition leaders, but Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is refusing to get caught up in the hype.

PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Wests Tigers name debutants Kurtis Rowe and Blake Austin

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Michael Chammas A week after watching Junior Kiwis teammate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak debut for Penrith, Tigers fullback Kurtis Rowe will get his chance in the No.1 jersey.

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Penrith Panther Josh Mansour's explosive start makes him prime candidate for Origin

Josh Mansour touches down against the Knights in round one.

Michael Chammas If you were picking the NSW Origin team today based on the start to the season, Penrith's Josh Mansour would be on the wing for the Blues.

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Penrith prop Tim Grant see out contract at Panthers

Staying put: Penrith's Tim Grant.

Michael Chammas Penrith prop Tim Grant insists he will see out his contract at the Panthers, but said he understood that rugby league is now a business.

League

Wests Tigers' Aaron Woods puts hand up for Test duty after terrorising display

Barnstorming: Aaron Woods celebrates his try against Manly.

Michael Chammas He’s the smiling assassin from Leichhardt who pushed his Test claims with a barnstorming effort against one of the most brutal teams in the competition on Sunday afternoon.

League

Wests Tigers' turn into schoolyard bullies against Manly

Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

League

Wests Tigers win spiteful NRL clash against Manly Sea Eagles

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Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak stars on debut as Panthers beat Raiders

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Michael Chammas The heavens opened up above Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday night, with the torrential rain delivering a superstar in the making.

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Roosters ace Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says Canterbury's Frank Pritchard taught him to relax

Jolly Roger: Tuivasa-Scheck celebrates a try against Parramatta.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters flyer Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has credited Kiwi teammate Frank Pritchard for transforming his pre-game routine and easing the pressure he placed on himself.

League

Storm may challenge Jordan McLean's penalty

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Michael Chammas Jordan McLean will serve a seven-game suspension after he was found guilty of a dangerous throw charge on Newcastle's Alex McKinnon that has left him in hospital with a spinal injury.

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Cowboys v Knights

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: There'll be a lot of emotion around this game for Newcastle, as there will be for the rest of the season without Alex McKinnon.

Tigers v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Back to Leichhardt Oval for the Tigers. James Tedesco needs to fire. We saw last week just how much the Tigers struggle without him after he left the field with concussion.

Storm v Titans

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: The return of Cameron Smith (back spasms) after last week's loss to the Bulldogs in Perth is a huge boost for the Storm.

Dragons v Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: It's first up against fourteenth. If you told me after the Charity Shield it would be the Dragons on top of the ladder, I would've laughed in your face.

Panthers v Raiders

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: These two teams will be in the hunt come finals time. The Raiders showed their potential in the win against South Sydney, while the Panthers are one of the competition's big...