Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Broncos v Knights

Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

League

Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

Lauire Daley

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...

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Previews

Newcastle Knights v Wests Tigers

Michael Chammas Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Sunday 2pm (AEST)

Referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins will stay in charge for State of Origin game two

Offside with the Blues: Referee Shayne Hayne.

Michael Chammas Under-fire referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins have retained their spots and will control game two despite NSW officials being left furious with their game one performance.

State of Origin: Blues make three changes

Dugan

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.

Knights v Raiders

Michael Chammas The Knights are missing two of their best players, Darius Boyd and Jarrod Mullen, but are at home for the first time this year.

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.

Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers

Michael Chammas NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v PENRITH PANTHERS at Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm.

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

Queensland Maroons on cloud nine as Mal Meninga's men push for all-time greatness

Down and out: A ninth consecutive Origin series loss for NSW would put Queensland among the longest winning streaks in two-team competitions.

Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?

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League

Manly Sea Eagles break Newcastle Knights' hearts with last-gasp field goal

Kurt Gidley feels the pain.

Michael Chammas A Daly Cherry-Evans field goal with two seconds remaining has turned Newcastle's horror week into a nightmare as the Knights lost the unloseable at Brookvale Oval on Monday night.

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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...

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League

State of Origin: Josh Reynolds pledges to fight dangerous throw charge

Reynolds

Michael Chammas NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds has vowed to fight a dangerous throw charge on Brent Tate that is set to rub him out of game two, dumbfounded by the match review committee's ruling.

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NZ Warriors v Newcastle Knights

Flying Knight: Akuila Uate.

Michael Chammas NZ WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2.00pm.

League

State of Origin: The words that inspired NSW's success

Phil Gould speaks to his troops after the game one victory in 2004.

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas A newspaper column by NSW’s most successful State of Origin coach Phil Gould and some stirring half-time words from star fullback Jarryd Hayne and rookie prop Aaron Woods helped inspire the Blues to...

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League

State of Origin: Jarryd Hayne soars in Blues win

NSW fullback Jarryd Hayne tries to evade Queensland five-eighth Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas In the company of two of the greatest fullbacks rugby league has ever seen, Jarryd Hayne produced one of NSW's greatest individual performances to guide his side within one win of breaking...

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League

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

Sonny Bill Williams

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

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League

NRL teams for week one of finals

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

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

League

NRL: Wave of optimism has swept new-look Dragons' camp, says coach Steve Price

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas It has taken two years but St George Illawarra coach Steve Price finally has the football team he wants.

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Five reasons the Knights can win

Knights

Michael Chammas There's no shortage of players who have been there and done it in the past.

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