Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Canterbury exploring all options to keep promising pups on the leash

Michael Chammas ONLY the most ardent Canterbury fans stop these two rookie Bulldogs in the street and, regardless of whether they are victorious on Sunday, that will soon change.


Eels dump Hopoate for camp episode

Michael Chammas THE Parramatta Eels have sacrificed one of their most promising juniors, refusing to deviate from their strong stance on player misbehaviour and sacking Will Hopoate's younger brother, Jamil.


Eels dump Hopoate for camp episode


Michael Chammas THE Parramatta Eels have sacrificed one of their most promising juniors, refusing to deviate from their strong stance on player misbehaviour and sacking Will Hopoate's younger brother, Jamil.

From farm to fortune: quiet Koroibete is flying fast

Marika Koroibete

Michael Chammas ''DON'T come back unless you've got a contract''.


Koroibete's stunning effort wakes Tigers from their winter slumber

Marika Koroibete

Michael Chammas WESTS TIGERS defended like a Toyota Cup team but their attack ensured they are again a top-eight team after a 51-26 win against a spirited Parramatta.

Barba top dog at night of nights


Michael Chammas Canterbury fullback Ben Barba was crowned the Dally M player of the year to cap off a memorable outing for the Bulldogs last night.

Dugan hopes to convert Halligan help into points

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas JOSH DUGAN has put his hand up to take over Canberra's goal-kicking duties from the injured Jarrod Croker and will work with former sharp-shooter Daryl Halligan tomorrow in a bid to hone his radar.


Dugan set to take Raiders' kicking duties

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas Josh Dugan has put his hand up to take over Canberra's goal-kicking duties and Raiders legend Clinton Schifcofske believes the pressure could inspire the fullback to return to his devastating best in...

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Bunnies grow up strong as side effect of struggle


Michael Chammas, Brad Walter OF THE six South Sydney juniors fighting to guide the club to its first grand final in 41 years, no one has fought harder than Jason Clark.

Tedesco states his case but Sheens undecided on No.1

Michael Chammas TIM SHEENS has a reputation for turning teenagers into NRL sensations but the Tigers coach remains undecided whether to give rookie fullback James Tedesco the Benji Marshall-Chris Lawrence treatment...

Debutants ball: time for young guns to deliver on early promise in the big league

James Tedesco

Michael Chammas AT THIS time last year, a posse of no-name rookies were preparing to turn the NRL into their own backyard of dreams.

King of the kids: rookie coach steps out of the shadows with the passion to keep Red V firing

St George Illawarra Dragons coach Steve Price at their training session at Kogorah Oval.29th February 2012Photo: Wolter Peeters

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA coach Steve Price isn't inheriting Wayne Bennett's team, he's taking charge of a side he's helped mould during the past decade.

Sheens lets Tedesco's talent do the talking

Michael Chammas TIM SHEENS has known for quite a while that rookie fullback James Tedesco has the goods to play in the NRL, but he isn't expecting him to set the competition alight in his maiden season.

Toovey turns to versatile Buhrer as replacement for injured Stewart

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 10:  Jamie Buhrer of Sea Eagles is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval on July 10, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas MANLY coach Geoff Toovey is expected to bring Jamie Buhrer into the starting line-up to replace the injured Glenn Stewart for tonight's clash against Wests Tigers in Gosford.

Cherry-Evans urges Manly to tie down Foran

Manly Sea Eagles rugby league training at the Sydney Acadamy of Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen. Daly Cherry - Evans  <left> during training. SMH Sport. 15 March 2012. Photo by Simon Alekna.

Michael Chammas JUST days after extending his contract with Manly until the end of 2015, halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has put pressure on the Sea Eagles to retain star five-eighth Kieran Foran.

Parramatta turning tables on Manly's poaching of player talent, with interest

Manly Sea Eagles Pre Final Presser- Tony Williams.SHD SPORT SECTION PIC BY LEE BESFORD. MONDAY 26th September 2011.

Michael Chammas MANLY have raided Parramatta's junior stocks in recent years, but now the Eels are returning serve.

Stewart, Foran expected back for Titans but Toovey will play it safe

Brett Stewart?

Michael Chammas MANLY are expected to be boosted by the return of star duo Brett Stewart and Kieran Foran for Saturday night's clash with the Titans at Brookvale Oval.

As Izzy handballs, another Folau starts his league charge

Rugby League. pic shows youger brother of Israel Folau training with the Parramatta Eels under 16/18 squad at North Parramatta.Friday 18th November, 2011SUN HERALD SPORT pics by anthony johnson

Michael Chammas WHILE Israel Folau is strapping on his boots for the clash against the West Coast Eagles in Blacktown on Sunday, younger brother John will be taking a giant step of his own on the other side of town.

Broncos' Griffin forced into rejig after groin woes sideline Wallace


Michael Chammas BRONCOS halfback Peter Wallace has been ruled out of tonight's clash against Canberra, while fellow Origin hopeful Terry Campese is in doubt with a knee injury.

Kearney puts his faith in young Eels brigade as he keeps one eye out for stars of generation next

Taniela Lasalo

Michael Chammas THEY are the youngsters that Stephen Kearney has entrusted with his career. The generation next of Parramatta who could dictate whether Kearney is around to reap the benefits of the structures he's...