Michael Chammas

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Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

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...

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

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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.

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Panther Jamie Soward bears no grudges over Dragons debacle

Michael Chammas Jamie Soward will tell you this is just another game, but judging by his actions against his former club at the Auckland Nines, it won't be.

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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.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Canterbury Bulldogs

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS v CANTERBURY BULLDOGS at ANZ Stadium, 3.00pm.

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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.

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Jarryd Hayne ultimately may top Billy Slater and Greg Inglis

On the rise: Jarryd Hayne is at his best at fullback.

Michael Chammas As the push for Greg Inglis to replace Billy Slater as the Queensland and Australian No.1 gathers momentum, Eels superstar Jarryd Hayne is mounting a case of his own that ultimately could see him...

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Josh Mansour ready to take State of Origin call if chosen for game two

Leading the pack: Josh Mansour is statistically the No.1 winger in the competition.

Michael Chammas Josh Mansour's future is set to be finalised by the end of the week, but it's what could transpire next week that has the Penrith winger most excited.

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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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NRL 2014: Sweet Sixteen

Josh Reynolds

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

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters

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Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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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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St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers

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Michael Chammas Follow live coverage as the St George Illawarra Dragons take on the Wests Tigers.

Warriors v Dragons

Michael Chammas he Dragons have finally learnt how to score points under coach Steve Price, but that was against an understrength Wests Tigers team tipped to finish with the wooden spoon.