Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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Garth Brennan a favourite for Newcastle Knights job when Wayne Bennett leaves

Michael Chammas As the Knights prepare to begin interviews for the coaching position next week, Garth Brennan, the man Wayne Bennett punted from the club three years ago, firms as a favourite to become his successor.

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Mate against mates as Benji Marshall comes up against Wests Tigers

Milestone: Benji Marshall is given a guard of honour by his Wests Tigers teammates after his 200th game for the club last August.

Michael Chammas It is the day no one saw coming: Benji Marshall versus the Wests Tigers.

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Wests Tigers' Mitchell Moses justifies the hype with brilliant NRL display

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah said he had been pleading with coach Mick Potter to give rookie Mitchell Moses his first crack at the big time for months before he finally got his chance.

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Wests Tigers smash Canterbury Bulldogs as Keith Lulia equals four-try record

Up with the best: Keith Lulia scores his first try for the Tigers on Sunday.

Michael Chammas Keith Lulia equalled the club record four tries but it was the stars of generation next who helped the Wests Tigers stun the Bulldogs 46-18 in one of the joint venture's greatest victories on Sunday...

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South Sydney's quiet achiever Issac Luke lets his footy do the talking

Man of many talents: South Sydney hooker, pianist, guitarist and Rubik's cube master Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas "We're going to change you": They were some of the first few words South Sydney coach Michael Maguire exchanged with Issac Luke in a heated phone call.

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Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses happy to hold Wests Tigers' future in their hands

Teen spirit: high school mates Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses are the future of the Wests Tigers.

Michael Chammas Just like Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall were for the best part of the last decade, teenagers Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks will be the face of the Wests Tigers for the next decade.

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Andrew Fifita says Cowboys had enough time to quash seven-tackle effect

Seventh heaven: Andrew Fifita and Paul Gallen celebrate after winning last year's controversial elimination final.

Michael Chammas North Queensland called it a Sydney conspiracy, but Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita believes the Cowboys would not have cried foul if they had won the semi-final against the Sharks last year.

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Change of attitude pays off for Penrith Panther Matt Moylan

Winners are grinners: Matt Moylan celebrates his match-winning field goal on Monday night.

Michael Chammas Matt Moylan fell away at this time last year in his debut season and was eventually dropped to the NSW Cup, but a month ago he set out to avoid a repeat of 2013.

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Matt Moylan ensures Penrith Panthers finish on a high in see-saw battle

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Michael Chammas It was only fitting that Matt Moylan would have the final say in what was a see-sawing contest at Sportingbet Stadium on Monday night.

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Penrith Panthers push on with plan for new stadium in western Sydney

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Michael Chammas Penrith Panthers general manager Phil Gould has welcomed the state government's decision to scrap further funding for suburban grounds in favour of a new stadium in western Sydney.

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No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

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The State of Origin economy: What is the cost of success?

Proud moment: Paul Gallen lifts the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas State of Origin is rugby league’s golden goose. But how much does it cost, how much does it bring in, and who benefits?

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Queensland Maroons beat NSW Blues to score consolation win

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Michael Chammas Queensland have saved face after losing the first two matches of the State of Origin series by beating NSW in the finale at Suncorp Stadium.

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NSW Blues confident they can succeed despite inevitable changing of the guard

In the twilight: NSW skipper Paul Gallen is a veteran these days but is unsure of his representative future.

Michael Chammas Paul Gallen has no intention to retire from representative football, but regardless of whether the skipper straps on the boots for another campaign or not, he will leave a legacy that will live on...

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How Jarryd Hayne would bring the NRL into the 21st century

All smiles: Jarryd Hayne after winning State of Origin series last month.

Michael Chammas It's Jarryd Hayne as you've never heard him before. In a forthright discussion with Michael Chammas, the Blues superstar argues the NRL is way behind the times and he tells of the impact that has on...

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Greg Inglis' talented nephew gets a taste of State of Origin with NSW Blues

Maroons royalty: Greg Inglis has established himself as one of Queensland's favourite sons.

Michael Chammas Among the hundreds of adoring children receiving autographs from the NSW Blues at a Coffs Harbour coaching clinic on Thursday was Greg Inglis' nine-year-old nephew Robert Inglis.

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Jarryd Hayne puts feelers out to pursue dream to play American football

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Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne has revealed a hidden desire to play American football, leaving the door slightly ajar for an unlikely code switch after undertaking secret gridiron sessions in the off-season.

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State of Origin: Miraculous recovery lets Josh Morris break free of brother's shadow

Central battle: Josh Morris and Greg Inglis in Origin I.

Michael Chammas He left St George Illawarra to forge his own identity, but Josh Morris' finest moment in rugby league may be be something he will yet again have to share with his twin brother.

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Paul Gallen toughest of his time, says Ron Massey

Leader of men: NSW skipper Paul Gallen is determined to sweep Queensland in this year's series.

Michael Chammas It is no secret that rugby league legend Ron Massey played a part in turning the career of Paul Gallen; what may come as a surprise to some is the impact Massey still has on the NSW captain.

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Stingy Blues close in on State of Origin defensive record

No try: Jarryd Hayne stops Sam Thaiday from scoring.

Michael Chammas They have broken Queensland's eight-year dominance, now NSW are on the verge of becoming the greatest defensive team in State of Origin history.

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