Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Young NRL coaches prove experience is in the eye of the beholder

Michael Chammas What started as a leap of faith by Manly, South Sydney and the Roosters has altered a perception in the NRL that only experienced coaches can breed success.

Panthers v Warriors

Michael Chammas Penrith Panthers v NZ Warriors at Sportingbet Stadium, Sunday 6.30pm

Titans v Bulldogs

Michael Chammas Gold Coast Titans v Canterbury at Cbus Super Stadium, Sunday 3.00pm

Knights v Dragons

Michael Chammas Newcastle Knights v St George-Illawarra Dragons at Hunter Stadium, Sunday 2.00pm

Cowboys v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas North Queensland Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium, Saturday, 7.30pm

Raiders v Eels

Michael Chammas Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium, Saturday, 5.30pm

Tigers v Sharks

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks at Leichhardt Oval, Saturday, 3pm

Storm v Broncos

Billy Slater in flight.

Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park, Friday, 7.45pm

Cameron Smith believes Storm in Melbourne to stay

Michael Chammas "When the time comes you think you can't be a better footballer, you shouldn't play, you should just give it away," Smith said.

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Manu Ma'u may make a comeback for Parramatta Eels

On the way back: Manu Ma'u.

Michael Chammas While Parramatta's immediate future is in the hands of other clubs, their hopes of winning their final round clash against Canberra could be boosted by the return of Manu Ma'u.

Greg Inglis seeks final piece of his South Sydney Rabbitohs legacy

Inglis treble sinks Roosters (Thumbnail)

Michael Chammas Does the phenomenon that is Greg Inglis belong in the company of those legends if he wins a storied premiership? And if he does, will that be enough to convince Inglis to walk away from South Sydney...

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League finals: Topping the ladder or dropping to 10th ... what are the odds?

Greg Inglis

Michael Chammas There's plenty to play for as teams with final aspirations go into the last round.

Jamal Idris v Konrad Hurrell: the elephant and the rhinoceros

On the rampage ... Jamal Idris takes on the Bulldogs defence.

Michael Chammas It's the battle between the elephant and the rhinoceros - that's how Jamal Idris eloquently puts it.

Issac Luke feared he may have suffered neck injury in Michael Ennis tackle

Hoping for leniency: Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas South Sydney will argue that Issac Luke feared he could have suffered a serious neck injury when he lashed out at Michael Ennis last Thursday night.

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NRL faces finals double-header dilemma

Peta Hiku puts on a fend during the second half of the double header at Allianz Stadium last September.

Michael Chammas For the second time in as many years the NRL could be forced into staging a semi-finals double header if the Sydney Swans lose their qualifying final to Fremantle this weekend.

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Sam Burgess quizzed Sonny Bill Williams before making decision to switch codes

Sam Burgess

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has revealed he consulted Sonny Bill Williams about switching codes before eventually making the decision to play rugby union after this year's NRL campaign.

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Sam Thaiday could miss Storm clash as Souths to challenge Issac Luke charge

Could miss Storm clash ... Brisbane's Sam Thaiday

Michael Chammas Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday could miss Friday's crucial clash against Melbourne after he was charged with a grade one dangerous contact charge on St George Illawarra's Will Matthews.

Ben Cummins avoids sin bin after incorrect call

Sorry state of affairs: Ben Cummins (right) later apologised for sending Matt Gillett (left) to the sin bin on Friday night.

Michael Chammas Referee Ben Cummins is set to retain his position in first grade despite his incredible blunder at Suncorp Stadium last Friday night.

Rabbitohs, Roosters clash could be last Williams-Burgess showdown

Burgess

Michael Chammas It's potentially the final round of the NRL's super heavyweight battle, but who will land the knockout blow?

Sydney Roosters' Jake Friend in hospital

Jake Friend

Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters premiership aspirations have been dealt a massive blow after hooker Jake Friend was taken to hospital with fluid in the lungs on Sunday morning.