Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Roosters coach Trent Robinson desperate to avoid one-hit-wonder tag

Michael Chammas He's achieved almost everything an NRL coach can do in his first year, but the desire to emulate the likes of Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens and become a career-coach is what is driving Trent Robinson.

League

The alternative top eight

Paul Gallen of the Blues punches Nate Myles

Michael Chammas With the NRL bearing down on the business end of the season, Michael Chammas celebrates a different side of rugby league.

League

Trent who? Coach who turned Roosters around

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas If you want a gauge of how remarkable Trent Robinson's debut season as Sydney Roosters coach has been, nothing reflects it better than star recruit James Maloney's reaction to his signing.

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Jarryd Hayne says he will stay with Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne is adamant he won't be at Canterbury next season, but the Eels fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era to once again taste success.

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Jarryd Hayne says Eels need to go back for the future

SPORT, RUGBY LEAGUE. Blues player Jarryd Hayne arrives at  a press conference at the team's Coogee hotel on 8 July 2013. Hayne announced that he would be ruled out of Origin game 3 due to an ongoing hamstring injury.
SMH   Pic JENNY EVANS

Michael Chammas Fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era.

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Ruling challenge groundless as Price's men go down in flames

Roosters

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA coach Steve Price won't have a lot to argue about when he approaches referees boss Bill Harrigan about the contentious try awarded to Mitchell Pearce that sunk the Dragons last...

Hindmarsh's final role as Smith's film star

Nathan Hindmarsh

Michael Chammas WHEN coach Brian Smith could not sleep during his time at Parramatta, he would often stay up late watching footage of Nathan Hindmarsh.

Panthers slip further into the mire after a lacklustre display

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Josh McCrone of the Raiders offloads the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Penrith Panters and the Canberra Raiders at Centrebet Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas A year ago, Ivan Cleary was preparing the New Zealand Warriors for a shot at the premiership. Today, he will wake up with the task of helping his Panthers avoid the wooden spoon.

Toothless Tigers' finals hopes fade after Roosters run riot

Wests Tigers v Roosters

Michael Chammas What happened to the football team that pushed the competition frontrunners deep into golden-point extra-time 10 days ago?

Mini marvels at milestone

Anthony Minichiello

MICHAEL CHAMMAS Anthony Minichiello walked into the sheds before his 250th NRL appearance yesterday to a wall posted full of messages of appreciation for his services to the Roosters over 13 seasons.

League

Roosters put Tigers out for the Count

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Anthony Minichiello of the Roosters celebrates scoring a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on August 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Anthony Minichiello walked into the sheds before his 250th NRL appearance yesterday to a wall posted full of messages of appreciation for his services to the Roosters over 13 seasons.

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Roosters dump Smith

NCH  SPORT - Newcastle Knights v Sydney Roosters at Sydney Football stadium - PICTURED- roosters Coach Brian Smith - 22nd May 2011 PICTURE RYAN OSLAND

Michael Chammas and Greg Prichard The Roosters have sacked coach Brian Smith.

Rugby League

Stuart weighs up captaincy for Eels

Ricky

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating naming co-captains at the club for the first time in 14 years because of a lack of experienced leaders on his playing roster.

League

Young talent time

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13:  Sonny Bill Williams speaks to the media after the announcement of the his one year agreement with the Sydney Roosters during a Sydney Roosters NRL press conference at Easts Leagues Club on November 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas HE parks in the same car spot and sits at the same desk he did when his beloved Roosters were the powerhouse of the NRL.

League

Young and hungry: fresh faces with the talent to burn

 Most promising player for 2013 ... David Klemmer.

Michael Chammas Last year it was Adam Reynolds, Konrad Hurrell and Josh Jackson who headlined a long list of rookies to take the NRL by storm.

Pearce on way up pecking order

Mitchell Pearce

Michael Chammas FRESH after signing a four-year contract extension with the Sydney Roosters, Mitchell Pearce has declared his intention to one day take over from Anthony Minichiello as club captain.

League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 9

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 18 as they are announced.

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Tedesco sorcery set to spice up Tigers for Chooks trial but rookie will go back in bottle for round one

James Tedesco

Michael Chammas TIGERS coach Tim Sheens has again named rookie James Tedesco at fullback for Saturday night's trial against the Roosters, but it's unlikely the 19-year-old will hold his position for round one.

League

Roosters crow quietly before new dawn

Michael Chammas AFTER a season characterised by off-field scandal and the departure of Todd Carney and Nate Myles, the Sydney Roosters are finally enjoying life out of the spotlight.

Debutants ball: time for young guns to deliver on early promise in the big league

James Tedesco

Michael Chammas AT THIS time last year, a posse of no-name rookies were preparing to turn the NRL into their own backyard of dreams.