Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Salary cap squeeze to decide if Luke O'Donnell stays at Roosters

Michael Chammas Roosters will wait until after the season to decide if Luke O'Donnell will stay.

Eels plan to fight salary cap fine - as well as poor start to season

Chris Sandow

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA'S nightmare start to the season has gone from bad to worse. They have won just three of their past 21 games, their big off-season signing has been dropped to park football and now the club...


Tim Grant holds no grudges after release from Panthers

Off to Souths ... Penrith's Tim Grant

Michael Chammas South Sydney-bound Panthers prop Tim Grant insists he would be a "hypocrite" to criticise the Panthers for releasing him given he embraced the change at the club over the past two years.


Penrith prop Tim Grant see out contract at Panthers

Staying put: Penrith's Tim Grant.

Michael Chammas Penrith prop Tim Grant insists he will see out his contract at the Panthers, but said he understood that rugby league is now a business.


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.


Steve Menzies to make comeback for Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play his first game for the Sea Eagles in almost six years at this weekend's Auckland Nines.

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NRL 2014: The halves and the have-nots

Jamie Soward

Michael Chammas Parramatta Five-eighth: Corey Norman Halfback: Luke Kelly/ Chris Sandow The back-to-back wooden spooners have a stronger roster than they have had for the past two seasons, but their fortunes are...

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Cleary backs NRL to do the right thing

Ivan Cleary

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary will this week hold talks with salary cap auditor Ian Schubert to ensure fullback Matt Moylan isn't forced back to the NSW Cup because of restrictions on the club's...


Kingston in line for surprise return to Eels

Kevin Kingston

Michael Chammas Penrith captain Kevin Kingston could return to Parramatta next season to play under coach Ricky Stuart for the second time in his career.

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Miserly Roosters have every chance of landing the title

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas If the adage that premierships are built on defence has any truth behind it, the trophy might as well be delivered to Roosters headquarters already.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 6

Blake Ferguson.

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 22 as they are announced.

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Morris at centre of Barba fullback saga

Josh Morris

Michael Chammas Canterbury centre Josh Morris expects to sit down with coach Des Hasler in the next fortnight to discuss a permanent switch to fullback if Ben Barba is released for the next season.


Potter names Marshall despite pressure to fast-track teen

Knocking on the door: Luke Brooks.

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter insists he hasn't given Benji Marshall any assurances he'll remain in first grade for the rest of the season.

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Price livid after dazzling debut

Steve Price

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra coach Steve Price believes Luke Brooks is a star of the future but was more concerned with the reasoning behind him being allowed to star against his side on Saturday afternoon.

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Roosters, O'Donnell keen to resume alliance, but will wait until season's end

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Luke O'Donnell of the Roosters reacts to a referee's decision during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters will wait until after the season to determine whether they can fit veteran Luke O'Donnell under the salary cap for next year.

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Rugby League

Kite's tangled emotions

Michael Chammas Brent Kite has known for most of the season this would be his final year at Manly.


Kite is over anger of being cut

Michael Chammas Brent Kite recounts says his last game at Brookvale Oval was when he realised he was angry with Manly.


Kite at peace again after anger over being released

Brent Kite

Michael Chammas Brent Kite has known for most of the season this would be his final year at Manly but not until his last game at Brookvale Oval did he realise he was angry with the club for letting him loose.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, April 30


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

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Roberts on outer as Eels look beyond this season

Ben Roberts

Michael Chammas Parramatta could part ways with Ben Roberts mid-season to allow him to take up an offer to play rugby union overseas and free up money for the club to continue its recruitment drive.

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