Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Storm v Panthers

Michael Chammas The Panthers are going to be a much improved team this year, but getting the job done in Melbourne in Cooper Cronk's first game of the season is too big of an ask so early in the year.

Warriors v Dragons

Michael Chammas he Dragons have finally learnt how to score points under coach Steve Price, but that was against an understrength Wests Tigers team tipped to finish with the wooden spoon.

Broncos v Cowboys

Michael Chammas The Broncos came out of the blocks well against the Bulldogs in round one, while the Cowboys took the opposite approach, coming from behind to knock over the Raiders.

Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Without Brett Stewart, Manly are going to struggle in attack.

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NRL chiefs Dave Smith, Todd Greenberg join Touch Football team

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Michael Chammas NRL chief executive Dave Smith and head of football Todd Greenberg have reaffirmed the game's connection with Touch Football Australia by becoming board members of the organisation.

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Geoff Toovey returns to the scene of infamous 'investigation' blow up

Passionate: Geoff Toovey at last year's press conference following Manly's loss to South Sydney.

Michael Chammas There needs to be an investigation into how, just seven months after his now famous post-match press conference blow up, Geoff Toovey will return to the scene of the crime (Bluetongue Stadium)...

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Loss to South Sydney a reality check for Sydney Roosters, says James Maloney

Underdone: James Maloney says the Roosters had a disrupted pre-season.

Michael Chammas It was only last month the Sydney Roosters were crowned world champions, but five-eighth James Maloney insists his side were given a reality check by South Sydney in their season opener.

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James Tedesco back at full speed and ready to help Wests Tigers rediscover winning ways

Back to his best: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has rediscovered the speed that once had him touted as a future star.

Michael Chammas James Tedesco is back at full speed and ready to help the Wests Tigers climb up the NRL ladder.

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Injured NSW captain Paul Gallen gets all clear for State of Origin series opener

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Michael Chammas NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley breathed a huge sigh of relief on Tuesday when Blues and Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen was told he would not need surgery on his injured ankle.

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

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Michael Chammas and Chris Boulous Join Michael Chammas and Chris Boulos for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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NRL: Cronulla's Daniel Holdsworth hopes to make most of homecoming in Titans clash

Daniel Holdsworth

Michael Chammas Daniel Holdsworth joined Cronulla as a back-up option in the halves but will make his return to the NRL as the Sharks' first-choice playmaker.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers

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Michael Chammas Follow live coverage as the St George Illawarra Dragons take on the Wests Tigers.

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Ben Barba lets jeers go in one ear and out of the other

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba said he copped plenty of abuse from Bulldogs fans in his return to the dog house, admitting there were plenty of nerves heading into the clash against his old club.

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Canterbury Bulldogs miss Ben Barba in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba's successful return to ANZ Stadium against his former club highlighted the size of the hole he's left at Canterbury rather than the one he's filled at Brisbane.

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The family that turned James Segeyaro's life around

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Michael Chammas After Ifiso Segeyaro was held up at gunpoint during a bank robbery in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, he realised his country could not provide his family with the life he wanted for them.

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Ben Barba's parents snub hostile NRL homecoming against Canterbury Bulldogs

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba's parents won't be at their son's first game for the Broncos on Friday night, amid concerns about the hostility their son is expected to face from Bulldogs supporters.

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Roosters coach Trent Robinson desperate to avoid one-hit-wonder tag

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas He's achieved almost everything an NRL coach can do in his first year, but the desire to emulate the likes of Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens and become a career-coach is what is driving Trent Robinson.

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NRL announces penalties against Sharks, Shane Flanagan and Trent Elkin will stand

22.03.13.Cronulla.Cronulla Sharks NRL team reinstate coach Shane Flanagan after standing him down.Picture John Veage

Michael Chammas The NRL has announced the penalties imposed on the Cronulla Sharks, their coach Shane Flanagan and former trainer Trent Elkin will stand.

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The moment NRL premiership-winning Roosters shared a quiet beer in the middle of ANZ Stadium

Roosters crow in NRL Grand Final (Thumbnail)

Michael Chammas In the aftermath of the Roosters grand final triumph, the newly crowned premiers united in an emotional centre-field embrace in the eerie silence of a near-empty ANZ Stadium.

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Injuries and infection leave Cronulla hamstrung in the halves

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.