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.

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

Dragons

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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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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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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Wests Tigers win spiteful NRL clash against Manly Sea Eagles

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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.

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NRL: Cronulla's Daniel Holdsworth hopes to make most of homecoming in Titans clash

Daniel Holdsworth

Michael Chammas Daniel Holdsworth joined Cronulla as a back-up option in the halves but will make his return to the NRL as the Sharks' first-choice playmaker.

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NRL's new rules close gap between top and bottom sides

Form team: The rules revamp suits more mobile packs such as the Tigers.

Michael Chammas Generally speaking, leading coaches say a faster game is a better game.

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NRL chiefs Dave Smith, Todd Greenberg join Touch Football team

Dave Smith

Michael Chammas NRL chief executive Dave Smith and head of football Todd Greenberg have reaffirmed the game's connection with Touch Football Australia by becoming board members of the organisation.

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NRL: Utility panel

Michael Chammas Kurt Gidley (Newcastle)

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Hooker Michael Lichaa's first NRL match will be against his next team

Michael Lichaa

Michael Chammas Cronulla hooker Michael Lichaa will on Monday night make his NRL debut against the club he looks set to join next season.

League

Josh Morris set to play out NRL career with Canterbury Bulldogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Josh Morris of the Bulldogs celebrates one of his tries during the round nine NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Josh Morris

Michael Chammas Canterbury centre Josh Morris is set to finish his career at the Bulldogs and ignore the appeal of returning to the Dragons to play alongside his twin, Brett.

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New sensations at the NRL Auckland Nines

5TH AUGUST- 2012- SPORT -STORY LEE GASKIN- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Australian School boys v England at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Australian player, Clint Gutherson scores a try.

Michael Chammas The nine players who are set to shine at the Auckland Nines this weekend.

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NRL announces penalties against Sharks, Shane Flanagan and Trent Elkin will stand

22.03.13.Cronulla.Cronulla Sharks NRL team reinstate coach Shane Flanagan after standing him down.Picture John Veage

Michael Chammas The NRL has announced the penalties imposed on the Cronulla Sharks, their coach Shane Flanagan and former trainer Trent Elkin will stand.

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Auckland Nines: NRL teams will be learning on the run at inaugural tournament

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Barba looks to pass during the Brisbane Broncos NRL pre-season training session on February 12, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Some teams are toying with the idea of playing the Auckland Nines without a fullback in defence, others are contemplating whether one marker will be more effective than two.

Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Todd Carney

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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Ben Barba's parents snub hostile NRL homecoming against Canterbury Bulldogs

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba's parents won't be at their son's first game for the Broncos on Friday night, amid concerns about the hostility their son is expected to face from Bulldogs supporters.

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NRL considers grand final shake-up

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Spectators during Auckland NRL Nines at Eden Park on February 16, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas The NRL will consider having a two-week build-up to future grand finals in a bid to turn the NRL All Stars match into an event similar to the NFL's Pro Bowl.

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The moment NRL premiership-winning Roosters shared a quiet beer in the middle of ANZ Stadium

Roosters crow in NRL Grand Final (Thumbnail)

Michael Chammas In the aftermath of the Roosters grand final triumph, the newly crowned premiers united in an emotional centre-field embrace in the eerie silence of a near-empty ANZ Stadium.

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NRL pays $100,000 for bodyguards to keep Auckland Nines free of scandal

Michael Chammas Bodyguards will accompany players on nights out during next weekend's Auckland Nines, with the NRL investing $100,000 to ensure there are no off-field dramas at the inaugural tournament.

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Clash of the week: NRL vs A-League in Sydney's heartland

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Michael Chammas The biggest opening round of rugby league in Sydney in two decades will go head-to-head against the A-League's expected sell-out cross-town derby on Saturday night.

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