Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Dragons v Titans

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v GOLD COAST TITANS at WIN Jubilee Oval, Sunday 3.00pm

The finals countdown: where the NRL contenders will finish

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Michael Chammas As one of the closest finals races in recent years reaches the pointy end, Michael Chammas casts an eye over the clubs in contention and assesses their run home.

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League

NRL stars who factor with 'X' appeal heading into the year's finals

Prolific scorer: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored some spectacular tries for the Roosters.

Michael Chammas The league season is into the home stretch. Michael Chammas looks at the players who could be the X-factors for the teams still in contention to win this year's NRL title.

League

Broncos' star signing could return to crush finals hope

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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.

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NRL teams for week one of finals

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Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.

Bluffer's guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm

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Michael Chammas Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm

Toothless Tigers' finals hopes fade after Roosters run riot

Wests Tigers v Roosters

Michael Chammas What happened to the football team that pushed the competition frontrunners deep into golden-point extra-time 10 days ago?

Finals flourish at ANZ Stadium

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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.

League

Secret weapons: the men who could shape the NRL finals

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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.

League

Who's up for the finals?

John Sutton

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.

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Finals crush has codes put squeeze on stadium

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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.

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New finals system puts top four in driving seat

Sonny Bill

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.

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NRL play-offs

Double header not an option for finals weekend

Daly Cherry-Evans

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.

Eight mail: Knights show they're not out of finals race

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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.

Rabbitohs' finals berth chase begins now, not at back end of season, says Burgess

South Sydney Rabbitos

Michael Chammas SOUTH SYDNEY have fallen one win short of playing finals football in each of the past three years.

Bulldogs' James Graham wary of wounded Tigers after previous thrashing

Not again: Bulldogs prop James Graham is wary of the wounded Wests Tigers.

Michael Chammas James Graham doesn't know if it's just a coincidence, but it was the Wests Tigers who triggered a four game losing streak that threatened to ruin Canterbury's season.

Eight years in the NRL: How your team fared in the 16-team competition

The Titans have struggled to make a big impact since joining the comp in 2007.

Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.

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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary wants 40-20 rule changed now

Opportunity lost: Eels halfback Chris Sandow finds a gap against the Bulldogs.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has urged the NRL to scrap the rules relating to the 40-20 before the start of the next round.

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Sydney Roosters: Drama on the other side but Mitchell Pearce wants a thriller

Ready for the Titans: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce believes his side will be ready to combat the extra emotion surrounding John Cartwright's last game in charge of the Titans.

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Wests Tigers will try to keep their NRL season alive against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday

Dejected: Wests Tigers players stand in goal awaiting a conversion attempt after one of the Cowboys' 12 tries on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas It's been the fortnight from hell for the Wests Tigers, but there doesn't look to be a reprieve in sight with a game against the premiers set to be the final nail in the coffin for their season this...

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