Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Gallen holds key to make-up of Blues as Daley finalises team

Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley has two different teams and game plans pencilled in for game one of the State of Origin series that revolve around which position skipper Paul Gallen plays for the Blues.


Panthers find the perfect mix for new generation

Tim Grant

Michael Chammas The Oak Panthers - as Phil Gould calls them - are suddenly the flavour of the month.

Trent ready for second chance

Trent Hodkinson

Michael Chammas Trent Hodkinson was the forgotten man of the Bulldogs' remarkable charge to the grand final last season.


John bounces back to haunt Warriors

Isaac John

Michael Chammas It's ironic that Isaac John appears to have resurrected his NRL career at the same ground that almost ended it.


Panthers reopen old wounds for Elliott and hapless Warriors

Adam Docker

Michael Chammas It was those who once were Warriors that haunted their former club as the Panthers racked up 62 points to send Matt Elliott from Penrith with an all-too-familiar headache.

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Bunnies focus on flaws to ward off complacency

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs The Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium round 10 NRL .
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Photography Brendan Esposito
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Michael Chammas South Sydney produced the most emphatic first half of the season on Friday night but such is their desire to continue such dominance, it is the 10 points they conceded that has them talking.

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Dugan can help Dragons get their fire back, says Young

Dragons player Josh Dugan trains with the Dragons.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have struggled to score points since Darius Boyd's defection to Newcastle but former Dragons lock Dean Young believes Josh Dugan can solve their attacking woes.

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Tempered flair: out-of-sorts Blair turns to Potter to rediscover old flame

Adam Blair

Michael Chammas Benji Marshall's axing to the bench has taken the spotlight off the under-performing Adam Blair, who this week turned to coach Mick Potter to help him rediscover his mojo.

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Barba may be near new recovery phase, but says his form still needs rehab

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba has six weeks to prove he no longer needs counselling to get his life back on track.


Daley opts against giving his Blues side an early selection heads-up

Blues captain Paul Gallen

Michael Chammas NSW are set to put their faith in the state's front-row stocks, with skipper Paul Gallen expected to wear the No.13 for the Blues in game one.

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Dugan given his chance to help lift struggling Dragons

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has rushed Josh Dugan into his side to help break the Dragons' three-game losing streak.


Benji benched as Tigers try new tactic for Souths clash

Benji Marshall

Michael Chammas Star playmaker Benji Marshall will start on the bench as the Wests Tigers try to avoid recording the worst losing streak in the club's history against the table-topping Rabbitohs on Friday night.

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Round 10 line-ups

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, May 14

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 10.

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Packer pounces with $3 million Rabbitohs sponsorship deal


Michael Chammas South Sydney will part ways with major home sponsor The Star at the end of the season to link with billionaire James Packer and his Crown organisation.

Dugan's Dragons debut to be put on hold

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas Josh Dugan's Dragons debut is expected to be pushed back a week, after the fullback took no part in St George Illawarra's final pre-game training session in Kogarah on Saturday morning.

Fien and Dandy for this Dragon

Nathan Fien

Michael Chammas Off-contract Dragons halfback Nathan Fien hasn't been approached about remaining at the club next year but insists he won't hang up the boots regardless of whether St George Illawarra choose to keep...

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Battered Wests Tigers face losing streak of record proportions

Wests Tigers

Michael Chammas The Wests Tigers are staring down the barrel of the longest losing streak in the joint venture club's 14-year history.

Burgess lashes out over sickly tackle that sidelined Champion

Beau Champion

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has hit out at Cowboys prop Ashton Sims for the dangerous tackle on Rabbitohs centre Beau Champion.

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Attacking No.6 spot from different angles

James Maloney

Michael Chammas IF there are any words of advice Todd Carney and James Maloney should take on board if they are thrown the NSW No.6 jersey, it's Trent Barrett's summation of State of Origin.

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Dragons unfazed by length of Raiders' rap sheet on Dugan

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas, Peter FitzGerald Josh Dugan will join St George Illawarra with plenty of baggage - including 18 misdemeanours his former club detailed in a dossier sent to the NRL for a report into the troubled fullback's behaviour.

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