Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Tim Grant holds no grudges after release from Panthers

Michael Chammas South Sydney-bound Panthers prop Tim Grant insists he would be a "hypocrite" to criticise the Panthers for releasing him given he embraced the change at the club over the past two years.

League

'I'll walk nude through Pitt Street if that was a try:' North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green fuming after defeat

Johnathan Thurston

Michael Chammas North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston has again raised concerns over a Cowboys conspiracy as his coach pledged to ‘‘walk nude through Pitt Street’’ if Kieran...

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League

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

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Michael Chammas Join Michael Chammas for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Rugby League

Storm try a referee's error, says NRL

Young Tonumaipea of the Storm breaks through a tackle by Josh Dugan of the Dragons en route to scoring the match-winning try on Monday night.

Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis NRL investigating new procedures to prevent repeat of referee's decision on Monday night.

League

Furious Dragons demand please explain from NRL over Storm's after the siren try

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Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have asked the NRL for an explanation after Melbourne were allowed to score a match winning try on Monday night after the siren.

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League

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah out of State of Origin opener

Robbie Farah in a Tigers jumpers dominated by Balmain orange.

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah is poised to miss the State of Origin series opener on May 28 after being ruled out for up to six weeks with an elbow injury.

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Robbie Farah hopeful injury won't force him to miss State of Origin opener

Robbie Farah

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has indicated to Blues coach Laurie Daley that he will be fit for the State of Origin series opener despite being ruled out for up to six weeks with an elbow injury.

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League

Wests Tigers to reconsider Campbelltown stadium as a home ground

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Michael Chammas The future of Campbelltown Sports Stadium as a home venue will be high on the agenda when the newly structured Wests Tigers board comes together for the first time next month.

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League

Leichhardt winning turf war with Campbelltown

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Michael Chammas Almost 25,000 more fans have attended Leichhardt Oval home games compared to Campbelltown Sports Stadium since 2012.

Dynamic duo George Burgess and Ben Te'o to miss South Sydney clash against Bulldogs

George Burgess

Michael Chammas South Sydney will be without dynamic duo George Burgess and Ben Te’o for the Good Friday clash against Canterbury after the pair took the early plea for separate tripping charges.

League

NRL to investigate if Ryan Hoffman should have been on field for final try against Dragons

Better late than never: Ryan Hoffman (left) is relieved after the Storm's late try steals the win against Melbourne.

Michael Chammas The NRL will investigate whether Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman was allowed to return to the field prematurely on Monday night, just six-and-a-half minutes after he was taken for a concussion test.

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League

St George Illawarra want NRL to change concussion rules after Dragons forced to play with 12 men

Down for the count: Joel Thompson's injury started a remarkable sequence of events that left the Dragons with just 12 players for the final moments of their loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have called on the NRL to reassess the concussion guidelines after they were forced to play the last 88 seconds of the match against Melbourne with 12 players.

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League

Storm may challenge Jordan McLean's penalty

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Michael Chammas Jordan McLean will serve a seven-game suspension after he was found guilty of a dangerous throw charge on Newcastle's Alex McKinnon that has left him in hospital with a spinal injury.

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Sharks v Warriors

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Sharks v Warriors: The Sharks should win this game at home, but you just never know given their start to the season and the Warriors' unpredictability.

NRL PREVIEWS

Roosters v Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.

League

Roosters ace Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says Canterbury's Frank Pritchard taught him to relax

Jolly Roger: Tuivasa-Scheck celebrates a try against Parramatta.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters flyer Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has credited Kiwi teammate Frank Pritchard for transforming his pre-game routine and easing the pressure he placed on himself.

League

Wests Tigers' turn into schoolyard bullies against Manly

Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

League

Penrith prop Tim Grant see out contract at Panthers

Staying put: Penrith's Tim Grant.

Michael Chammas Penrith prop Tim Grant insists he will see out his contract at the Panthers, but said he understood that rugby league is now a business.

League

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak stars on debut as Panthers beat Raiders

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Michael Chammas The heavens opened up above Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday night, with the torrential rain delivering a superstar in the making.

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League

Wests Tigers' Aaron Woods puts hand up for Test duty after terrorising display

Barnstorming: Aaron Woods celebrates his try against Manly.

Michael Chammas He’s the smiling assassin from Leichhardt who pushed his Test claims with a barnstorming effort against one of the most brutal teams in the competition on Sunday afternoon.