Michael Chammas Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes a look at each NRL team's strengths and weaknesses and the player pivotal in their side's run to the play-offs.
Michael Chammas If history is anything to go by, the Bulldogs, Sharks, Knights, Raiders and Warriors can all start planning their holidays for the October long weekend.
Michael Chammas The irony in Ben Barba moving to Brisbane to resurrect the club's fortunes next season is that he could return from injury next week in time to end their final hopes for this year.
Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.
Michael Chammas The NRL and AFL are on a collision course for September, with the potential of five games in Sydney across three days leaving the codes to fight for priority at ANZ Stadium.
Michael Chammas THE NRL has ruled out the possibility of a qualifying finals double header at ANZ Stadium, despite Sydney being a chance of hosting all four matches in the opening week of the finals.
Michael Chammas Just as it looked like Wayne Bennett's 21-year finals streak would come to an abrupt end in his first year in Newcastle, his Knights have given him reason to believe in No.22.
Michael Chammas What happened to the football team that pushed the competition frontrunners deep into golden-point extra-time 10 days ago?
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Depending on this weekend's NRL and AFL results, ANZ Stadium could host three matches in three days in the opening week of the footy finals.
Michael Chammas Greg Inglis, Ben Barba, Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater dominate the headlines, but there are some unsung heroes just as capable of turning this premiership on its head.
Michael Chammas SOUTH SYDNEY have fallen one win short of playing finals football in each of the past three years.
Michael Chammas He's achieved almost everything an NRL coach can do in his first year, but the desire to emulate the likes of Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens and become a career-coach is what is driving Trent Robinson.
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.
Michael Chammas St George Illawarra recruit Gareth Widdop has described the convincing Charity Shield loss to South Sydney as "a good kick up the arse" before the season-opener against the Wests Tigers.
Michael Chammas In two weeks' time it will be on for young and not-so young again when the competition proper kicks off.
Michael Chammas Representative stars Michael Jennings and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves are adamant the Sydney Roosters cannot defend their title playing the same football they did last year.
Michael Chammas In an all-Queensland final, the Cowboys overcame the Broncos to lay claim to the right as the NRL's first Nines champions and secure the club's first piece of silverware in its 20th year in the...