Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Rugby League

Cronk storms home to win Dally M Medal

Cooper Cronk.

Michael Chammas Cooper Cronk narrowly edges out Johnathan Thurston, Daly Cherry-Evans and Todd Carney.

League

Point to prove: Cronk’s field goal nets Dally M

Cooper Cronk

Michael Chammas A match-winning field goal in golden point extra time in the final round of the season was enough for Cooper Cronk to narrowly edge out Johnathan Thurston, Daly Cherry-Evans and Todd Carney for this...

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League

Shayne Hayne laughs off Toovey tirade

Michael Chammas Grand final referee Shayne Hayne admits he saw the funny side to Geoff Toovey's personal attack against the officials after the Sea Eagles' loss to South Sydney in round 23.

League

Even as skinny schoolboy, SBW was destined for top

Sonny Bill Williams

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.

League

The A-Z of the grand final

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

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League

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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League

Roosters not happy about naming, but are focused

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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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NRL

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.

Five reasons the Knights can win

Knights

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.

League

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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League

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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Rugby League

Kite's tangled emotions

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

League

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.

League

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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League

Wake-up call from Roosters gave Souths cause for alarm

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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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League

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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League

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.