Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Peter Wallace blames referees after Panthers' narrow loss to Storm

Michael Chammas The Panthers went down 18-17 to Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with several contentious refereeing decisions going against them.

League

Toovey slams referees, Souths' 'suspicious' tactics

Greg Inglis

Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey has questioned the integrity of the South Sydney players and has also blasted the referees, who he believes "decided the outcome of the game".

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Video referees dumped after Friday night blights

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Michael Chammas Video referees Steve Clark and Paul Simpkins, the pair responsible for wrongly awarding Manly a try against the Cowboys last Friday night, have been dropped.

Trial games thumbs up for referees

Referee Jason Robinson

Michael Chammas REFEREES boss Daniel Anderson said NRL coaches were ''comfortable'' with the way the pre-season trials were officiated after the final coaches meeting before round one.

League

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

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Michael Chammas Join Michael Chammas for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Rugby League

Storm try a referee's error, says NRL

Young Tonumaipea of the Storm breaks through a tackle by Josh Dugan of the Dragons en route to scoring the match-winning try on Monday night.

Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis NRL investigating new procedures to prevent repeat of referee's decision on Monday night.

League

Wests Tigers' turn into schoolyard bullies against Manly

Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

League

Wests Tigers win spiteful NRL clash against Manly Sea Eagles

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Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

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PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Broncos v Eels

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.

Sharks v Warriors

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Sharks v Warriors: The Sharks should win this game at home, but you just never know given their start to the season and the Warriors' unpredictability.

Storm v Titans

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: The return of Cameron Smith (back spasms) after last week's loss to the Bulldogs in Perth is a huge boost for the Storm.

Tigers v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Back to Leichhardt Oval for the Tigers. James Tedesco needs to fire. We saw last week just how much the Tigers struggle without him after he left the field with concussion.

Cowboys v Knights

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: There'll be a lot of emotion around this game for Newcastle, as there will be for the rest of the season without Alex McKinnon.

NRL PREVIEWS

Roosters v Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.

Panthers v Raiders

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: These two teams will be in the hunt come finals time. The Raiders showed their potential in the win against South Sydney, while the Panthers are one of the competition's big...

Dragons v Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: It's first up against fourteenth. If you told me after the Charity Shield it would be the Dragons on top of the ladder, I would've laughed in your face.

League

NRL's new rules close gap between top and bottom sides

Form team: The rules revamp suits more mobile packs such as the Tigers.

Michael Chammas Generally speaking, leading coaches say a faster game is a better game.

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League

Close losses not good enough for Panthers any more, says Kevin Kingston

Billy Slater of the Storm is tackled by Elijah Taylor of the Panthers during Penrith's controversial loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas It wasn't long ago Penrith would have considered a one-point loss to Melbourne in the Storm's own backyard as a moral victory, but not not any more.

Titans v Tigers

Michael Chammas t's hard to see the Tigers winning many games this year.