Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

South Sydney hooker Issac Luke feels like he still has something to achieve after missing last year's grand final

Michael Chammas For everything his teammates did to make him feel part of last year's premiership triumph, South Sydney hooker Issac Luke still feels like he has unfinished business.

Lawyer for Cronulla players questions whether they should have accepted ASADA deal

The NSW general manager of Shine Lawyers is representing three ex-Cronulla players including Broderick Wright.

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas The lawyer representing three former Cronulla players who are involved in legal action against the club has questioned whether players should have taken ASADA’s backdated ban in light of the...

Daly Cherry-Evans defends Jake Trbojevic's tackle on Jason Nightingale

Jake Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles in actions against the Dragons.

Michael Chammas Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans believes prop Jake Trbojevic shouldn't have been charged with a dangerous throw, describing his tackle on Jason Nightingale as 'a great rugby league tackle'.

Suspended South Sydney centre Kirisome Auva'a fails appeal to get NRL ban reduced

Rabbitoh in hot water: Kirisome Auva'a leaves the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in November.

Michael Chammas Suspended South Sydney centre Kirisome Auva'a has failed in his bid to appeal against his ban from the NRL.

Rabbitohs won't reflect on premiership success before grand final rematch with Bulldogs

Just forget it: Adam Reynolds and the Rabbitohs celebrate with fans at Town Hall.

Michael Chammas For three years under the Michael Maguire regime, South Sydney refused to look ahead - now they are hell-bent on not looking back.

Parramatta Eels concede they didn't follow protocol over Nathan Peats concussion but insist he was fit to return

Flat out: Nathan Peats on his back after a hit to the head from the Warriors Jacob Lillyman.

Michael Chammas In a report submitted to the NRL on Monday, the Parramatta Eels conceded they neglected to follow protocol for the Nathan Peats concussion test but insist the hooker was fit to return.

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Todd Greenberg to consult with all 16 NRL club chief medicos as part of review of concussion procedures

Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs is led from the field with concussion during the round-two match against the Roosters.

Michael Chammas NRL head of football Todd Greenberg will consult all 16 NRL club chief medical officers this week as part of a review of the concussion procedure.

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Sydney Roosters star Mitchell Pearce enjoying juggling captaincy with halfback responsibilities

Leading by example: Mitchell Pearce takes on the line against the Raiders.

Michael Chammas He's been the unofficial leader of the Sydney Roosters for some time, but the addition of the captaincy has done little to hamper the development of Mitchell Pearce.

Blake Ferguson injured as Sydney Roosters thrash his former club Canberra Raiders

Try time: Roosters centre Blake Ferguson shrugs off opposite number Edrick Lee to score against the Canberra Raiders at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Chammas Blake Ferguson's first game against his former club didn't quite go to script as he left the field with an ankle injury in the Sydney Roosters' 34-6 demolition of the Canberra Raiders on Sunday...

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Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur demands same attitude away from home

Brace: Reece Robinson went over twice in the corner.

Michael Chammas Parramatta coach Brad Arthur refused to get carried away with what is likely the best victory of his short career, demanding the same effort from his players away from home.

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John Folau and Chris Sandow play starring roles as Parramatta Eels upset South Sydney Rabbitohs

Making a name for himself: Eels winger John Folau celebrates after scoring the first of his two tries.

Michael Chammas Parramatta produced the unbelievable in toppling the team deemed unbeatable, ending South Sydney's perfect start to the season in a thrilling 29-16 victory at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.

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The six big questions heading into round four of the NRL

Willie Mason sledged the Dragons' forwards when he was playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2014.

Michael Chammas Are the Newcastle Knights the real deal, will Willie Mason pay for his sledging of the Dragons and just when will the Cowboys win their first game of the season.

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Chris Sandow reveals how he fought his demons and rediscovered his mojo after Ricky Stuart told him to look elswehere

Michael Chammas Chris Sandow thought his career was over at Parramatta was over in 2013, but he's found a new lease of life under coach Brad Arthur.

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NRL players and officials fear clubs faking concussions to get free interchanges

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Michael Chammas There is a growing concern among several NRL players and officials that some clubs are exploiting the NRL's crackdown on concussions to increase the number of interchanges at their disposal.

Anthony Watmough says it will be tougher playing Glenn Stewart than Manly

Mate against mate: Anthony Watmough is not looking forward to taking on his ex-teammate Glenn Stewart.

Michael Chammas It was an emotion-charged clash when Anthony Watmough went up against Manly in round one, but the Eels lock has revealed taking on Glenn Stewart will be even more difficult.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary believes Dallin Watene-Zelezniak should have been awarded a try against Roosters

Michael Chammas Both Penrith coach Ivan Cleary and Roosters boss Trent Robinson have backed the current video refereeing system despite a contentious no-try call on Dallin Watene-Zelezniak on Monday night.

Sydney Roosters end unbeaten start to the season for Penrith Panthers

Making a break: Blake Ferguson makes a break for the Roosters during the round three NRL match against the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Chammas In the process of avenging last year's semi-final loss, the Sydney Roosters ended the unbeaten start to the year of the Penrith Panthers with a 20-12 win on Monday night.

Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop considering Dragons' Kogarah Oval as new home base

Fade to red and white: Jubilee  at its Dragons best.

Michael Chammas It has been rugby league heartland for 65 years but St George Illawarra's iconic Kogarah home ground could be on the verge of being transformed into a Football Federation Australia base.

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Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor wants to see Marty Taupau control his aggression

Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire didn’t have a problem with Marty Taupau’s shot on an unaware Adam Reynolds but Tigers coach Jason Taylor wants the enforcer to err on the side of...

Wounded Dylan Walker stars in South Sydney Rabbitohs' victory over Wests Tigers

Gutsy effort: Dylan Walker and the Rabbitohs celebrate the centre's try against the Tigers.

Michael Chammas South Sydney centre Dylan Walker produced an inspired two-try performance playing through a suspected hand fracture to help the Rabbitohs to a 20-6 victory over the Wests Tigers.