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 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 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 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 SOUTH SYDNEY have fallen one win short of playing finals football in each of the past three years.
Michael Chammas It was those who once were Warriors that haunted their former club as the Panthers racked up 62 points to send Matt Elliott from Penrith with an all-too-familiar headache.
Round 10 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 10.
Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round nine.
Michael Chammas As St George Illawarra move to ensure their future by bolstering their playing roster for next season, uncertainty remains around the future of coach Steve Price.
Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas With the season kicking off on Thursday, we look at each team's key player.
Michael Chammas Rookie coaches have guided their side to the NRL finals more often than not in their first full season in the top job.
Michael Chammas The Dragons had a better completion rate than Melbourne in round one.
Michael Chammas Don't write off Des Hasler. Canterbury face the prospect of starting the season with one win from five matches if they lose to red-hot Manly on Friday night, but another loss won't end their hopes of...
Michael Chammas Anthony Minichiello won't retire at the end of the season, but the veteran fullback concedes that doesn't mean he will be at his beloved Sydney Roosters.
Michael Chammas The game was far from worthy of knocking the Sharks off the back page, but Penrith's rebuilding phase got off to the best possible start against the Raiders on Sunday.
Michael Chammas Parramatta have received a double boost for Monday night's clash against the Roosters with Luke Kelly and Ken Sio set to return from injury.
Michael Chammas Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne has admitted he failed to step up when his side needed him with the game on the line against Canterbury last Thursday.
Michael Chammas You can't win a premiership without a good 1,6,7 and 9. We talk to Luke Patten, Greg Alexander, Steve Mortimer and Dean Young about the combinations at each club.
Michael Chammas They aren't among the NRL's top 20, but these 10 players are poised for breakthrough seasons this year, writes Michael Chammas.