Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

NRL faces finals double-header dilemma

Michael Chammas For the second time in as many years the NRL could be forced into staging a semi-finals double header if the Sydney Swans lose their qualifying final to Fremantle this weekend.

Retired hurt: physical pain can last a lifetime for NRL players

Kevin Campion

Michael Chammas, Michael Carayannis Five former players tell of the toll rugby league injuries continue to take on their lives.

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Issac Luke feared he may have suffered neck injury in Michael Ennis tackle

Hoping for leniency: Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas South Sydney will argue that Issac Luke feared he could have suffered a serious neck injury when he lashed out at Michael Ennis last Thursday night.

Sam Thaiday could miss Storm clash as Souths to challenge Issac Luke charge

Could miss Storm clash ... Brisbane's Sam Thaiday

Michael Chammas Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday could miss Friday's crucial clash against Melbourne after he was charged with a grade one dangerous contact charge on St George Illawarra's Will Matthews.

Sam Burgess quizzed Sonny Bill Williams before making decision to switch codes

Sam Burgess

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has revealed he consulted Sonny Bill Williams about switching codes before eventually making the decision to play rugby union after this year's NRL campaign.

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NRL considers funding all junior development in a major revamp of the game's pathways

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Brad Walter and Michael Chammas The NRL may fund all junior development across the game under a major revamp of pathways that could see the under 20s National Youth Competition scrapped and the introduction of a rookie draft.

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Eric Grothe rates Jarryd Hayne superior to his NRL 2009 breakout season

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne says he is no superman, but the Parramatta fullback is on course to surpass the heroics of his incredible 2009 season.

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League

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter considered quitting the NRL club

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has revealed he contemplated walking out of the top job this week as a result of the drama that has engulfed the club over his future.

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League

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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League

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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Lewd photo threatens NRL star Todd Carney's career

Todd Carney: facing a new setback after disturbing image published on Twitter.

Michael Chammas, Rose Powell Troubled rugby league player likely to face another setback after shocking image appears online.

League

James Roberts says sacking from Penrith Panthers a 'blessing in disguise' after fresh NRL start with Gold Coast Titans

Return bout: James Roberts is set to play his first game for the Titans against Penrith – the team that cut him loose in March.

Michael Chammas James Roberts was a shattered man at the time of his sacking from Penrith, and while he holds no grudges against his former club, he has labelled his move to the Gold Coast as a blessing in disguise.

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League

Ben Te'o to leave South Sydney at end of NRL season

Fresh challenge: Ben Te'o could follow his Souths teammate Sam Burgess to rugby union next year.

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Ben Te'o has confirmed he won't be at South Sydney next year, telling his teammates of his decision to leave the club at the end of this season.

League

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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League

NRL: Utility panel

Michael Chammas Kurt Gidley (Newcastle)

League

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

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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League

Wests Tigers win spiteful NRL clash against Manly Sea Eagles

David Nofoaluma.

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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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

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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