Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Brisbane Broncos' Ben Barba is possible fit for Darren Lockyer's No.6

Michael Chammas After Ben Barba inflicted his former club with their first loss at the Auckland Nines, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday conceded Brisbane's newest recruit could start the season at five-eighth.

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Ben Barba lets jeers go in one ear and out of the other

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba said he copped plenty of abuse from Bulldogs fans in his return to the dog house, admitting there were plenty of nerves heading into the clash against his old club.

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Canterbury Bulldogs miss Ben Barba in loss to Brisbane Broncos

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba's successful return to ANZ Stadium against his former club highlighted the size of the hole he's left at Canterbury rather than the one he's filled at Brisbane.

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Ben Barba's parents snub hostile NRL homecoming against Canterbury Bulldogs

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba's parents won't be at their son's first game for the Broncos on Friday night, amid concerns about the hostility their son is expected to face from Bulldogs supporters.

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Auckland Nines: Ben Barba may face Bulldogs on opening day

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba could line up against the Bulldogs on the opening day of the NRL Auckland Nines in February after the Broncos were drawn in the same pool as the fullback's former club.

North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

Michael Chammas NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at 1300SMILES Stadium, 7.40pm.

Tigers v Broncos

Michael Chammas WESTS TIGERS v BRISBANE BRONCOS at Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm

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Brisbane Broncos gate-crash Wests Tigers' Campbelltown party

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Michael Chammas The baby Broncos gatecrashed the biggest party at Campbelltown in three years after a controversial penalty goal to Ben Hunt gave the visitors a two point victory on Saturday Night.

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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.

Injuries and infection leave Cronulla hamstrung in the halves

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.

Broncos v Cowboys

Michael Chammas The Broncos came out of the blocks well against the Bulldogs in round one, while the Cowboys took the opposite approach, coming from behind to knock over the Raiders.

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Barba better be ready for the Sheck attack

Roosters speedster Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas They're two of the most exciting fullbacks in the game, even if one of them is winging it.

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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.

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Josh Morris set to play out NRL career with Canterbury Bulldogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Josh Morris of the Bulldogs celebrates one of his tries during the round nine NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Josh Morris

Michael Chammas Canterbury centre Josh Morris is set to finish his career at the Bulldogs and ignore the appeal of returning to the Dragons to play alongside his twin, Brett.

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New sensations at the NRL Auckland Nines

5TH AUGUST- 2012- SPORT -STORY LEE GASKIN- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Australian School boys v England at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Australian player, Clint Gutherson scores a try.

Michael Chammas The nine players who are set to shine at the Auckland Nines this weekend.

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Auckland Nines: NRL teams will be learning on the run at inaugural tournament

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Barba looks to pass during the Brisbane Broncos NRL pre-season training session on February 12, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Some teams are toying with the idea of playing the Auckland Nines without a fullback in defence, others are contemplating whether one marker will be more effective than two.

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Robbie Farah says gains worth pain at Auckland Nines

Robbie Farah

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has urged clubs not to be deterred from sending their best players to the Auckland Nines, adamant the positives of the tournament outweigh the injuries suffered...

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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...

Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Todd Carney

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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Auckland Nines: Brad Fittler urges other greats to have a go

Brad Fittler

Michael Chammas League great Brad Fittler has put his hand up to play in next year's Auckland Nines and has urged every club to include one former great in their squads for the 2015 tournament.

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