Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Manly coach Geoff Toovey says there is a chance Daly Cherry-Evans will renege on Titans deal

Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey holds out hope of keeping Daly Cherry-Evans

Manly Sea Eagles slump to fifth straight loss in 28-16 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs

 Daly Cherry-Evans.

Michael Chammas Manly slumped to their worst losing streak in a decade after a 28-16 loss to Canterbury.

Uncertainty surrounds NSW Blues backline heading into State of Origin title defence

Pivotal decision: Incumbent Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas Who is in and who is out of contention for the NSW Origin team heading into the representative season?

AFL supporting Port Adelaide's decision to align themselves with NRL's Penrith Panthers

power panthers

Michael Chammas The AFL has backed the marriage between Port Adelaide and NRL club Penrith Panthers.

Penrith Panthers and Port Adelaide Power form groundbreaking alliance between NRL and AFL

Digital illustration: Kevin Kearney.

Michael Chammas The Penrith Panthers and Port Adelaide shock the NRL and AFL with revolutionary cross-code partnership.

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Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans' slow start to the season set to cost him Test jumper

Slow start: Daly Cherry-Evans may not make the Australian Test line-up.

Michael Chammas The one-time heir to the throne for the Kangaroos No.7 jersey is now on the brink of being dethroned.

James Roberts the most naturally gifted footballer I've seen, says James Segeyaro

Freak: James Roberts has been on fire for the Titans this season.

Michael Chammas No one could do the things James Roberts does on a football field, former Panthers teammates say ahead of their clash against the Titans on Saturday.

North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston's toughness a mark of the man, says coach Paul Green

Toughness personified: Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas The skills of Johnathan Thurston came to the fore on Monday night but Cowboys coach Paul Green paid tribute to the toughness of his superstar skipper.

Johnathan Thurston produces masterclass as North Queensland Cowboys upset South Sydney Rabbitohs

High fives: Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston celebrates with his teammates after the try by Justin O'Neill.

Michael Chammas The Rabbitohs opened the scoring just the second minute when David Tyrell crashed over from close range to register his second try in as many matches.

Penrith Panthers centre Jamal Idris set to miss rest of the season

Jamal Idris ices his knee on the sidelines after being injured in Saturday evening's game against Manly.

Michael Chammas The Penrith Panthers have been dealt a huge blow with centre Jamal Idris expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Des Hasler believes referees made right decision not sending off Tyson Frizell for high tackle on Tim Browne

Michael Chammas Canterbury Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has surprisingly leapt to the support of the referees, defending their decision not to send off Dragons forward Tyson Frizell for a swinging arm that floored prop...

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Benji Marshall magic leads ruthless St George Illawarra Dragons to convincing victory against the Canterbury Bulldogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12:  Josh Reynolds of the Bulldogs tackles Benji Marshall of the Dragons during the round six NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on April 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Marshall the magician hadn't been spotted in rugby league circles since his disappearing act from Leichhardt left him wandering the sidelines of Eden Park just over 12 months ago.

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Jarryd Hayne has the athleticism to make the NFL grade says San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Great athlete: Jarryd Hayne trains with the San Francisco 49ers.

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas San Francisco 49ers quarterback  Colin Kaepernick said he has been amazed by the athleticism of former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne in the formative stages of his bid to secure a berth on the...

Parramatta Eels doctor quits after criticism over Nathan Peats concussion drama

Nathan Peats receives treatment against the Warriors.

Michael Chammas The doctor at the centre of the Nathan Peats concussion controversy has stood down from his role as the Parramatta Eels' NRL team doctor.

NSW Origin and Test forward Beau Scott to sign three-year deal with Parramatta Eels next week

Scott free: Beau Scott is returning to Sydney to play for Parramatta next year.

Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels are set to bolster an already imposing forward pack with NSW Origin and Test forward Beau Scott expected to sign a two-year deal with the club next week.

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Panthers rookie Waqa Blake played rugby league by accident

Accidental hero: Waqa Blake.

Michael Chammas When Panthers rookie sensation Waqa Blake arrived in Australia from Fiji as a nine-year-old, his mother registered him to the local rugby union team - at least that's what they thought.

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Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita opens up about battle with depression and how he almost quit to be a carpenter

Michael Chammas Andrew Fifita's life had spiralled so far out of control, he was planning to quit the game to move overseas and become a carpenter.

Canterbury's James Graham, Sam Kasiano, David Klemmer, Michael Lichaa take early pleas

Banned: David Klemmer and James Graham have been suspended following their confrontation with referee Gerard Sutton last Friday.

Michael Chammas The four Canterbury players charged from the Good Friday clash against South Sydney have all taken the early plea, while South Sydney prop George Burgess will head to the judiciary on Wednesday night.

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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says young players finding out NRL is 'not all beer and skittles'

Show time: Johnathan Thurston and Michael Morgan congratulate Ethan Lowe after his try against the Panthers.

Michael Chammas The Panthers have relied heavily on the rapid development of the club's youth but after three straight losses coach Ivan Cleary believes they are finding out the NRL is "not all beer and skittles".

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Lachlan Coote relishing long-awaited meeting with former club Panthers

Michael Chammas North Queensland's Lachlan Coote admits he's making up for lost time in a career that promised so much when he first burst on to the NRL scene with Penrith in 2008.