Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Anthony Watmough has unfinished business as rep swansong looms

Michael Chammas Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough is considering retiring from representative football, but not until he ticks off the final two achievements on his list.

League

Feathers fly at Manly as player power is put to the test

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Michael Chammas and Brad Walter For so long the ''us against them'' rationale has bred success on the northern beaches, but how far can the competition frontrunners go with the ''us against us'' mentality that is threatening to...

League

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.

League

NSW Blues confident they can succeed despite inevitable changing of the guard

In the twilight: NSW skipper Paul Gallen is a veteran these days but is unsure of his representative future.

Michael Chammas Paul Gallen has no intention to retire from representative football, but regardless of whether the skipper straps on the boots for another campaign or not, he will leave a legacy that will live on...

League

No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

League

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...

League

Trent Robinson rues missed opportunities, refuses to blame James Maloney

Sonny Bill Williams on the burst at Brookvale Oval.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson conceded Manly were the better football team on Friday night but believes his side missed an opportunity to snatch a late victory at Brookvale Oval.

League

State of Origin: NSW Blues beat Queensland Maroons to end eight-year drought

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Trent Hodkinson of the Blues celebrates winning the series after game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson etched his name into State of Origin folklore by scoring the winning try to beat Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night for the Blues to win their first series...

League

Manly Sea Eagles obliterate gummy Cronulla Sharks

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Michael Chammas Cronulla's season from hell got worse last night, becoming the first team in NRL history to be held scoreless for three games in the same season.

League

Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

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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...

League

Boyd Cordner throws himself back into Blues' frame for State of Origin III

Flying into contention: Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas After a few moments of feeling sorry for himself, Boyd Cordner set about defying medical opinion to be fit in time to put himself in the mix for Origin III.

Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas MELBOURNE STORM v MANLY SEA EAGLES at AAMI Park, 7.30pm.

League

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.

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...

NSW Origin team: Laurie Daley makes seven changes

Elusive: NSW BLues coach Laurie Daley.

Michael Chammas The NSW Blues have unveiled a new halves combination for the opening game of the State of Origin series with Bulldogs duo Trent Hodkinson and Josh Reynolds replacing Roosters pair Mitchell Pearce and...

League

Will Hopoate in line for recall as NSW Blues plan for potential State of Origin series decider against Maroons

Will Hopoate in action during game two in the 2011 series.

Michael Chammas Will Hopoate is set for an Origin recall just three months after returning to the game following a two-year hiatus on a Mormon mission.

Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Brett Stewart of the Sea Eagles looks on during warm-up before the First NRL Qualifying Final match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on September 7, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 3.00pm.

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Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs

Steve Matai streaks through the Knights' defence.

Michael Chammas Brookvale Oval, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

State of Origin: Blues make three changes

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Michael Chammas NSW will bank on an untried centre-wing combination after Josh Dugan and Will Hopoate were named to make their returns for the Blues.

League

NRL 2014: Sweet Sixteen

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Michael Chammas In two weeks' time it will be on for young and not-so young again when the competition proper kicks off.