Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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Sam Perrett is No.1 in Bulldogs' books – they aren't missing Broncos recruit Ben Barba at all

Michael Chammas Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds believes this year's Bulldogs outfit is a more complete football team than the Ben Barba-inspired team that reached the 2012 grand final.

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

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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.

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.

Broncos v Dragons

Michael Chammas Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

Broncos v Knights

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

Bulldogs player Josh Reynolds kicked Sam Thaiday in the face but he understands

Sam Thaiday.

Michael Chammas Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds has found an unlikely ally in Sam Thaiday, who has defended Reynolds over the kick to his face on Friday night.

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Broncos v Bulldogs

Michael Chammas Brisbane v Canterbury at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 7.45pm

NRL 2014 Preview: Brisbane Broncos

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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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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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.

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...

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Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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How the NRL teams rate heading into rep season

Man of the moment: Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.

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Billy Slater not distracted by push for Greg Inglis

Top man: Billy Slater trains with the Australian team on Tuesday, ahead of Friday's Test against New Zealand.

Michael Chammas Greg Inglis' footsteps are getting louder, but Australian fullback Billy Slater has felt players coming for his rep jerseys his entire career.