Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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NRL considers grand final shake-up

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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Sydney Roosters need to lift their game to go back-to-back, say grand final heroes

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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.

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History on Manly's side in grand final rematch

Roosters players celebrate during last year's grand final win over Manly.

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.

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Live: 2013 NRL Grand Final

NRL Grand Final

Michael Chammas Join LeagueHQ for full, live coverage of the 2013 NRL grand final.

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The A-Z of the grand final

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes an alphabetical look at rugby league's biggest game of the year.

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Unlucky duo boost Dogs' grand final pedigree

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Michael Chammas IF YOU believe in omens, Krisnan Inu and Sam Perrett are Canterbury's unlucky lucky charms.

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Souths fans hop to it with grand final tickets

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Rabbitohs fans show their colours during the round 21 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on July 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

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.

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Penrith Panthers rookies echo club’s trio of greats

Young guns: Matt Moylan, Isaah Yeo and Bryce Cartwright are bringing back memories of 2003.

Michael Chammas Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?

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Josh Reynolds motivated by talk of Johnathan Thurston return

Loyal Bulldog: Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas Long before they locked horns in a fiery State of Origin confrontation, Johnathan Thurston threw down the gauntlet to Josh Reynolds.

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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.

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Change of attitude pays off for Penrith Panther Matt Moylan

Winners are grinners: Matt Moylan celebrates his match-winning field goal on Monday night.

Michael Chammas Matt Moylan fell away at this time last year in his debut season and was eventually dropped to the NSW Cup, but a month ago he set out to avoid a repeat of 2013.

South Sydney's quiet achiever Issac Luke lets his footy do the talking

Man of many talents: South Sydney hooker, pianist, guitarist and Rubik's cube master Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas "We're going to change you": They were some of the first few words South Sydney coach Michael Maguire exchanged with Issac Luke in a heated phone call.

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Anthony Minichiello and Brett Stewart: a grand and final appearance, perhaps

Still doing the business: Anthony Minichiello.

Michael Chammas At Brookvale Oval on Friday night, two of the best fullbacks of the modern era may cross paths for the last time.

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Brett Stewart guides Manly Sea Eagles home against Sydney Roosters

Still got it: Brett Stewart proved the match-winner in a thrilling night of footy.

Michael Chammas Manly fullback Brett Stewart overcame a horror first half to lead the Sea Eagles to a 24-16 victory against the Roosters in what might have just been a dress rehearsal for what's in store come...

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Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

Lauire Daley

Michael Chammas Now that NSW have ended Queensland's eight-year stranglehold on the State of Origin series, where to from here? Laurie Daley selected a side that was capable of stopping the rot, but now that they've...

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Todd Carney sacked over vulgar photo incident

Drama-plagued career: Todd Carney of the Sharks is tackled by Ben Hunt of the Broncos on Friday night.

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Todd Carney's NRL career appears to be over after Cronulla sacked the five-eighth after a photo of him engaging in a vulgar act circulated on social media on Saturday night.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley expected to keep changes to a minimum for Origin

Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley is set to make the least number of changes to start an Origin series since the start of Queensland's record breaking run in 2006.

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League: Three amigos turn Blues brothers

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Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne, Trent Hodkinson and Tony Williams have been Blues brothers for a lot longer than the past 24 hours.

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Injury-hit Maroons toss up switching Greg Inglis to five-eighth for State of Origin II

Change mooted: Greg Inglis on the charge in Origin I.

Michael Chammas Queensland are contemplating taking one of the biggest gambles of their record eight-year run, weighing up the notion of moving Greg Inglis to five-eighth for game two in Sydney.

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State of Origin: Trent Hodkinson, Daly Cherry-Evans square off in pivotal clash

Half a chance: Trent Hodkinson at Blues training at Coffs Harbour on Wednesday.

Michael Chammas It's a match made in Manly. The one-time apprentice going up against his predecessor in a battle that began on the northern beaches four years ago.

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