Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Rugby League

Storm try a referee's error, says NRL

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

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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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

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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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.

League

Penrith Panthers Adam Docker and Nigel Plum leaving their mark on opponents

Penrith Panthers hit men Adam Docker and Nigel Plum.

Michael Chammas South Sydney might have the Burgess brothers but Penrith’s bash brothers Nigel Plum and Adam Docker will be out to stop them in their tracks on Friday night.

PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Penrith Panther Josh Mansour's explosive start makes him prime candidate for Origin

Josh Mansour touches down against the Knights in round one.

Michael Chammas If you were picking the NSW Origin team today based on the start to the season, Penrith's Josh Mansour would be on the wing for the Blues.

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Wests Tigers name debutants Kurtis Rowe and Blake Austin

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Michael Chammas A week after watching Junior Kiwis teammate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak debut for Penrith, Tigers fullback Kurtis Rowe will get his chance in the No.1 jersey.

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Julie Burgess accuses Penrith Panthers fan of hitting son Sam Burgess with stick

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Sam Burgess of Rabbitohs waits for kick-off during the NRL trial match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles at Redfern Oval on February 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Michael Maguire described it as the best defensive effort he's seen in his three seasons at the club, but it could do little to take away from Nathan Merritt's attacking feats, finally becoming the...

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League

Pat Richards' towering kick-offs are revolutionising rugby league

Bombs away: Pat Richards practises his revolutionary kick-off.

Michael Chammas Pat Richards is revolutionising the kick-off with his spiralling bomb-like restarts that have provided Wests Tigers with another attacking weapon to add to their arsenal.

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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.