Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Suspended former NRL player Sandor Earl stunned as Stephen Dank lands Indian cricket job

Michael Chammas Revelations of Stephen Dank landing a job in cricket has dumbfounded Sandor Earl, who is living in Thailand as he awaits his official suspension for drug use and trafficking.

League

St George Illawarra's Charity Shield failure a wake-up call, says prized recruit Gareth Widdop

Widdop

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra recruit Gareth Widdop has described the convincing Charity Shield loss to South Sydney as "a good kick up the arse" before the season-opener against the Wests Tigers.

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NRL 2014 Preview: Brisbane Broncos

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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NRL 2014 Preview: New Zealand Warriors

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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NRL 2014 Preview: Manly Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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NRL 2014 Preview: South Sydney

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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League

Sonny Bill Williams and Sam Burgess: Unfinished business

Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by Sam Burgess

Michael Chammas In 30 weeks' time, rugby league will say goodbye to two players who could well be remembered for what might have been, rather than what they actually achieved.

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League

Manly Sea Eagles lose their wings - Jorge Taufua and David Williams injured

Jorge Taufua

Michael Chammas Manly could be forced to start the season with two new wingers after Jorge Taufua was ruled out until at least round three with a shoulder injury.

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League

Roosters' Anthony Minichiello face of league in countdown to NRL season 2014

Anthony Minichiello at the launch of the 2014 NRL premiership at glebe Island
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Photos Ben Rushton
Feb 26 2014

Michael Chammas As Sydney Roosters veteran Anthony Minichiello helped launch the start of the season, NRL chief executive Dave Smith unveiled an initiative to make rugby league games more affordable.

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League

Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga loses weight to revive faltering NRL career

Willie Tonga

Michael Chammas Parramatta centre Willie Tonga has undertaken the most significant off-season transformation of his career, dropping 12 kilograms in four months in a bid to end his horror run of injuries.

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League

Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary says international matches are making the season too long for players

Ivan Cleary

Michael Chammas Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has called for the NRL to reduce the number of end-of-season internationals, adamant the game's top players are being overworked.

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League

Ex-Sharks Isaac Gordon and Josh Cordoba may force Stephen Dank into courtroom

Stephen Dank

Michael Chammas Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank could be forced to front court in legal action taken by former Cronulla players Isaac Gordon and Josh Cordoba.

League

Jamal Idris a casualty of final pre-season game as Penrith Panthers' horror run continues

Idris

Michael Chammas Penrith recruit Jamal Idris is in doubt for the Panthers' season-opener after tearing his hamstring in a trial against Newtown.

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League

Sydney Roosters need to lift their game to go back-to-back, say grand final heroes

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Michael Chammas Representative stars Michael Jennings and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are adamant the Sydney Roosters cannot defend their title playing the same football they did last year.

League

World Club Challenge: Roosters run riot in title win over Wigan

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters will begin their NRL title defence as the world champions.

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League

Trent Robinson joins calls for World Club Challenge expansion

Daniel Topou

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has implored the NRL to implement a six-team world club challenge series and believes the game needs to improve its marketing of the concept.

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League

NRL 2014: Sweet Sixteen

Josh Reynolds

Michael Chammas In two weeks' time it will be on for young and not-so young again when the competition proper kicks off.

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League

Jamie Soward in doubt for Penrith's NRL season opener

New Panther's signing Jamie Soward
11th November 2013
Photo: Steven Siewert

Michael Chammas Penrith recruit Jamie Soward is in doubt for round one after rolling his ankle at training on Wednesday.

League

Ryan Hoffman calls for NRL to reduce length of premiership season

Ryan Hoffman

Michael Chammas Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman has called for the NRL to reduce the length of the premiership season to accommodate for the demand for exhibition tournaments and matches.

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League

Auckland Nines: Mixed emotions for boys from North Queensland

Fairfax Media writer

Michael Chammas Some NRL players and coaches believe extending the tournament to minimise the number of games per day could reduce the injury toll from the Nines.