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 Since the introduction of the NRL in 1998, most of the reigning premiers have lost against the runners-up in the grand final rematch the following year.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes an alphabetical look at rugby league's biggest game of the year.
Michael Chammas The NRL will consider having a two-week build-up to future grand finals in a bid to turn the NRL All Stars match into an event similar to the NFL's Pro Bowl.
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Michael Chammas IF YOU believe in omens, Krisnan Inu and Sam Perrett are Canterbury's unlucky lucky charms.
Michael Chammas It is still too early to start singing Glory, Glory to South Sydney, but that hasn't stopped Rabbitohs fans from snapping up close to 7000 tickets for this year's premiership decider.
Michael Chammas While most of the NSW Blues players have faltered since returning to club football, Eels coach Brad Arthur believes the decision to rest Jarryd Hayne during the Origin period is paying dividends.
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 Jarryd Hayne says he is no superman, but the Parramatta fullback is on course to surpass the heroics of his incredible 2009 season.
Brad Walter and Michael Chammas The NRL may fund all junior development across the game under a major revamp of pathways that could see the under 20s National Youth Competition scrapped and the introduction of a rookie draft.
Michael Chammas In round 23 last year the Rabbitohs left Gosford with a 22-10 win, only to bow out to Manly 30-20 in the preliminary final six weeks later.
Michael Chammas You would be hard-pressed to find a player in the NRL who goes through more than Nigel Plum to prepare for a game of football.
Michael Chammas Parramatta v Canberra at TIO Stadium, Saturday 8.30pm
Michael Chammas North Queensland v Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm
Michael Chammas South Sydney v Manly, SCG, Friday 7.45pm
Michael Chammas Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?
Michael Chammas Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes this year's Bulldogs outfit is a more complete football team than the Ben Barba-inspired team that reached the 2012 grand final.
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 Long before they locked horns in a fiery State of Origin confrontation, Johnathan Thurston threw down the gauntlet to Josh Reynolds.