Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Fifita stay off his leg? No chance with a semi-final side needing his grunt

Michael Chammas Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita is disobeying the club's medical advice in what he believes is his best opportunity to recover from a knee injury in time for Friday's semi-final against Manly.


It's no stretch to say this No.1 holds key to Manly's hopes

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas It's not quite a case of ''no Stewart, no chance'', but you can't argue with the cold hard facts - Manly have struggled without their star fullback this year like never before.

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Conspiracy? Don't know about that, says Tate

Brent Tate

Michael Chammas Cowboys centre Brent Tate has admitted Johnathan Thurston's conspiracy theory against out-of-Sydney teams is laughable.

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Forwards thinking has Lewis at five-eighth

Luke Lewis

Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has opted to fight fire with fire, choosing size over skill to replace Todd Carney at five-eighth for Friday night's semi-final clash against Manly.


Chooks tip winged Sea Eagles to rise again

NRL Telstra Premiership Final Series-Captains Call, Garden Island, Sydney. Rooster Captain, Anthony Minichiello
Photo: Peter Rae Monday 9 September 2013.

Michael Chammas Two of Sydney Roosters' most experienced players insist they wouldn't be surprised to come up against Manly again this year - if the Roosters make the grand final.


Roosters, O'Donnell keen to resume alliance, but will wait until season's end

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Luke O'Donnell of the Roosters reacts to a referee's decision during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters will wait until after the season to determine whether they can fit veteran Luke O'Donnell under the salary cap for next year.

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Salary cap squeeze to decide if Luke O'Donnell stays at Roosters

Michael Chammas Roosters will wait until after the season to decide if Luke O'Donnell will stay.


Carney injury puts big dent in Sharks' hopes

Todd Carney

Michael Chammas Cronulla's premiership hopes have been dealt a huge blow with five-eighth Todd Carney set to miss Friday night's do-or-die semi final against Manly.

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We must break through, warns SBW

Sonny Bill Williams

Michael Chammas Dual international Sonny Bill Williams compared Saturday night's epic semi-final struggle against Manly to his 2004 grand final triumph with the Bulldogs.


Thurston calls foul over error, blames Sydney push


Michael Chammas Furious North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston has questioned the legitimacy of the NRL competition, claiming it favours Sydney clubs.

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Trent who? Coach who turned Roosters around

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas If you want a gauge of how remarkable Trent Robinson's debut season as Sydney Roosters coach has been, nothing reflects it better than star recruit James Maloney's reaction to his signing.

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Bulldogs admit they dropped ball in season of disruptions

Josh Reynolds

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas The Bulldogs need a slight attitude adjustment if they are to show their premiership worth, five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes.

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Bluffer's guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm


Michael Chammas Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm


Lights shining brightly on Souths' habit of switching off


Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters last week managed to highlight a defensive deficiency in South Sydney's game that could threaten the club's premiership assault.

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Widdop's recovery has Storm thinking

Gareth Widdop

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Injured playmakers Brett Finch and Gareth Widdop are locked in a battle to extend their careers with Melbourne until the end of the season, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy unlikely to use both if they...


Nuuausala: Roosters deserve own final

Frank-Paul Nuuausala

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters lock Frank-Paul Nuuausala has echoed the sentiment of the club's frustrated fans and is adamant the minor premiers deserved to host their own final.

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Kangaroos audition looms for Jennings

Michael Jennings

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings will go head to head on Saturday night with the player he believes would be a walk-up start to fill the void left by Justin Hodges in the Australian team.


NRL teams for week one of finals

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.


Charge raises ire of Roosters


Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will be forced to go to the judiciary to defend a dangerous contact charge that isn't as bad as one that went unpunished six weeks earlier.


NRL: double-header was first choice, not result of scheduling clash

Roosters supporters

Michael Chammas The NRL has defended its decision to schedule a finals double-header and insisted it was the league's preference to host two games at Allianz Stadium on the same day.

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