Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Big hit may await Darcy Lussick at judiciary

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko and Brad Walter Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick faces a potential seven-week ban for his high tackle on Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, his sixth charge in two and a half years.


Pomeroy must face judiciary over shoulder charge on Thurston

Michael Chammas Sharks centre Ben Pomeroy will front the judiciary on Wednesday night after being charged with dangerous contact following his shoulder charge on Johnathan Thurston yesterday afternoon.


Jordan McLean to make low-key league return in NSW Cup

Easing back: Jordan McLean.

Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm forward Jordan McLean will make his return this weekend after serving a seven-game NRL ban for his tackle on Alex McKinnon in round three.

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Storm may challenge Jordan McLean's penalty

alex mckinnon and jordan mclean

Michael Chammas Jordan McLean will serve a seven-game suspension after he was found guilty of a dangerous throw charge on Newcastle's Alex McKinnon that has left him in hospital with a spinal injury.

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Cronulla's Andrew Fifita complains of rugby league going 'soft'

Anyone for touch? Andrew Fifita says Greg Bird was hard done by.

Michael Chammas Andrew Fifita has set his sights on returning from an ankle injury in time for Origin II but criticised the game for going "soft" over the dangerous throw charge set to keep rub Greg Bird from out of...


The alternative top eight

Paul Gallen of the Blues punches Nate Myles

Michael Chammas With the NRL bearing down on the business end of the season, Michael Chammas celebrates a different side of rugby league.


Charge raises ire of Roosters


Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will be forced to go to the judiciary to defend a dangerous contact charge that isn't as bad as one that went unpunished six weeks earlier.


NRL teams for week one of finals

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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


Nines offences could carry across the ditch into NRL

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters is sent off by referee Matt Cecchin during the round nine NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Sydney Roosters at Brookvale Oval on May 13, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Players face the prospect of missing the opening rounds of the NRL season if they are put on report for "serious misconduct" during the Auckland Nines tournament in February.

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Passport woe may force Gardner out of contention

Nathan Gardner.

Michael Chammas CRONULLA skipper Paul Gallen believes it is ''too big of a risk'' to throw Nathan Gardner into the side for the elimination final in Canberra on Sunday because he was unable to play last weekend as...

Sharks won't shoulder arms

Ben Pomeroy

Michael Chammas CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan won't be banning his players from attempting shoulder charges in the finals, despite losing Ben Pomeroy for two weeks for a hit on Johnathan Thurston.

Pomeroy to miss two matches for Thurston hit

Ben Pomeroy

Michael Chammas CRONULLA centre Ben Pomeroy last night became the first victim of the ARL Commission's shoulder charge crackdown, handed a two-week ban for his hit on North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston.


No doubt as rule scrapped

Jorge Taufua

Michael Chammas, Brett Keeble ON-FIELD referees will be required to make a decision on a try-scoring situation before referring it to the video referee in one of several significant changes made by the ARL Commission for next...

Double lift for Eels with Kelly, Sio to face Chooks

Ken Sio

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.

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday March 26, 2013

Ben Barba.

Michael Chammas All the NRL team news as the sides are named with all eyes on the Bulldogs and Ben Barba.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday April 2

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round five.

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Burgess lashes out over sickly tackle that sidelined Champion

Beau Champion

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has hit out at Cowboys prop Ashton Sims for the dangerous tackle on Rabbitohs centre Beau Champion.

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Round 11 line-ups

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, May 21


Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 11.

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Round 14 line-up

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, June 11


Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 14.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 20


Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 24 as they are announced.

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