Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v GOLD COAST TITANS at WIN Jubilee Oval, Sunday 3.00pm
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.
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.
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 Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm
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 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 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 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 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 SOUTH SYDNEY have fallen one win short of playing finals football in each of the past three years.
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.
Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.
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.
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.
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...