Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

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.

League

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.

Grand final appearance unlikely for Canterbury Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis

Bitter-sweet victory: An injured Michael Ennis (second from right) and teammates celebrate beating the Panthers.

Michael Chammas Canterbury skipper Michael Ennis appears to have played his final game for the Bulldogs, requiring a miracle to play in Sunday's grand final against South Sydney.

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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson blasts 'disrespectful' north Queenslanders

We're ready for them: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz...

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Manly Sea Eagles set to fight Anthony Watmough's dangerous throw charge

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Michael Chammas Manly are expected to roll the dice and risk losing Anthony Watmough for two weeks in a bid to have the star backrower available against the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

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Issac Luke feared he may have suffered neck injury in Michael Ennis tackle

Hoping for leniency: Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas South Sydney will argue that Issac Luke feared he could have suffered a serious neck injury when he lashed out at Michael Ennis last Thursday night.

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Sam Thaiday could miss Storm clash as Souths to challenge Issac Luke charge

Could miss Storm clash ... Brisbane's Sam Thaiday

Michael Chammas Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday could miss Friday's crucial clash against Melbourne after he was charged with a grade one dangerous contact charge on St George Illawarra's Will Matthews.

League

Storm may challenge Jordan McLean's penalty

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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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League

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...

League

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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League

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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League

No doubt as rule scrapped

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 20

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

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League

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.