Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

St George Illawarra Dragons boosted by Benji Marshall and Josh Dugan getting all clear

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra's hopes of a finals berth have received a massive boost with Josh Dugan and Benji Marshall both expected to line up against the Broncos on Friday night.

Benji Marshall revels in his connection with St George Illawarra Dragons half Gareth Widdop

New lease of life: Benji Marshall.

Michael Chammas Not since he played with Scott Prince almost a decade ago has Benji Marshall felt as free and relaxed on a football field as he does with Gareth Widdop.

Benji Marshall starts to thrive again after changing his ways

Benji Marshall.

Michael Chammas All the criticism and talk that we had seen the end of Benji Marshall only spurred him to try and prove his critics wrong, but he just kept digging himself into a deeper hole.

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Mate against mates as Benji Marshall comes up against Wests Tigers

Milestone: Benji Marshall is given a guard of honour by his Wests Tigers teammates after his 200th game for the club last August.

Michael Chammas It is the day no one saw coming: Benji Marshall versus the Wests Tigers.

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Broncos v Dragons

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

St George Illawarra Dragons keep themselves in finals contention by beating Gold Coast Titans

Dragons celebrate

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have set up a do-or-die showdown against Brisbane in five days’ time after keeping their season alive with a convincing win over Gold Coast on Sunday.

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Dragons v Titans

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v GOLD COAST TITANS at WIN Jubilee Oval, Sunday 3.00pm

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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.

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League: Tigers family past and present come together for Simon Dwyer

Simon Dwyer

Michael Chammas He's the man that unites a divided club.

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Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses happy to hold Wests Tigers' future in their hands

Teen spirit: high school mates Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses are the future of the Wests Tigers.

Michael Chammas Just like Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall were for the best part of the last decade, teenagers Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks will be the face of the Wests Tigers for the next decade.

Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons

Michael Chammas GOLD COAST TITANS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at Cbus Super Stadium, Sunday 3.00pm

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Josh Dugan move will be watched closely by Laurie Daley

On show: Laurie Daley will be given the chance to examin how Dugan handles defending in the front line.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor could provide Laurie Daley with some food for thought, mulling over moving Josh Dugan to right centre for Monday night's clash against South Sydney.

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St George Illawarra Dragons fall short against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Heavy traffic: Dylan Walker of the Rabbitohs is stopped in his tracks.

Michael Chammas They had a new coach, a new centre and a new fullback, but it was the same old sorry story for St George Illawarra against South Sydney on Monday night.

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Preview

St George Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla Sharks

Michael Chammas WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST

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The short and drama-filled NRL career of St George Illawarra coach Steve Price

Steve Price.

Michael Chammas The short and drama-filled NRL career of St George Illawarra Dragons coach Steve Price.

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Wests Tigers give ultimatum to James Tedesco: Tell us if you are staying

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been touted as a future star.

Chris Barrett and Michael Chammas The future of James Tedesco is set to become clear imminently, with Wests Tigers setting a Monday deadline on the fullback to tell them whether he will remain with the club in the face of a $2.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George Illawarra Dragons

Michael Chammas SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at ANZ Stadium, Sunday 7.00pm.

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Wests Tigers name debutants Kurtis Rowe and Blake Austin

Kurtis Rowe

Michael Chammas A week after watching Junior Kiwis teammate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak debut for Penrith, Tigers fullback Kurtis Rowe will get his chance in the No.1 jersey.

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Coach Mick Potter refuses to believe Wests Tigers hype

Potter weaves his spell: Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Michael Chammas The've toppled the grand finalists, the premiership favourites and the competition leaders, but Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is refusing to get caught up in the hype.

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Steve Price under pressure as Dragons season unravels after promising start

Dragons coach Steve Price watches Benji Marshall take part in a defensive drill last week.

Michael Chammas Steve Price finds himself in all too familiar territory as pressure grows on the Dragons coach before this week's St George Illawarra board meeting.

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