Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Canterbury Bulldogs prop Tim Browne shrugs off head surgery to make NRL grand final

Michael Chammas He had a hole in his head the size of golf ball and was told his season was over, but three metal plates and 11 weeks later Tim Browne is preparing for a grand final.

Canterbury's Tony Williams admits joining Bulldogs was for money, not love

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Michael Chammas He's the Canterbury giant with the giant pay packet.

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Grand final appearance unlikely for Canterbury Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis

Bitter-sweet victory: An injured Michael Ennis (second from right) and teammates celebrate beating the Panthers.

Michael Chammas Canterbury skipper Michael Ennis appears to have played his final game for the Bulldogs, requiring a miracle to play in Sunday's grand final against South Sydney.

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Canterbury Bulldogs halfback Trent Hodkinson's remarkable turnaround

Michael Chammas He was the forgotten man of 2012 who contemplated retirement, now Trent Hodkinson is set to cap off a remarkable return to the NRL by leading Canterbury as captain in Sunday's grand final.

John Sutton tells victorious South Sydney Rabbitohs: 'We haven't achieved anything yet'

Michael Chammas The party started long before the full time siren on Friday night, but South Sydney refuse to get swept up in the hysteria that will no doubt follow them until they return to ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

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NRL Preliminary Final: Unrelenting South Sydney Rabbitohs simply too good for Sydney Roosters

That winning feeling: Issac Luke hitches a ride from Greg Inglis.

Michael Chammas They've won wooden spoons and celebrated in courtrooms, marched up streets and fallen down ladders, but after 43 years of waiting for glory, South Sydney finally have their chance.

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Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary aspires to build a club like Canterbury Bulldogs

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has handed the Bulldogs the ultimate compliment on the eve of their preliminary final, admitting he aspired to building a club like Canterbury.

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South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds likely to have contract extended

Turnaround: Adam Reynolds has been in impressive form.

Michael Chammas Two months ago, it was feared Adam Reynolds was on the outer at South Sydney after he was benched, but now the club is making plans to extend his contract.

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Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Potential match-winner: James Maloney.

Michael Chammas Roosters v Rabbitohs, Friday, ANZ Stadium, 7.55pm.

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Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds had discussed ball striking the ref rule with Michael Ennis

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Michael Chammas In the lead up to Saturday's final, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds approached skipper Michael Ennis about exploiting the rule that rewards the attacking team if the ball hits the referee.

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Penrith Panthers centre Jamal Idris: Why I really left Canterbury Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas There's a perception that Jamal Idris left Canterbury for the money, but the Panthers centre has revealed how the club's hesitation in offering him a new deal was a major factor behind his exit from...

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Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs

Firing on all cylinders: Jamie Soward.

Michael Chammas Panthers v Bulldogs: Saturday , ANZ Stadium, 7.55pm.

Canterbury Bulldogs' No.1 fan Tayta goes from cancer survivor to social media phenomenon

Josh Reynolds of the Canterbury Bulldogs meets with massive Bulldogs fan Tayta Nahia El-Hage.

Michael Chammas She loves number six but Nahia El-Hage, or Tayta to her 25,000 followers on Facebook, could be Canterbury's No.1 fan.She's the Michael Ennis of grandmothers.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs desperate to do it for Michael Maguire after pain of last year

Job to do: Adam Reynolds and the Rabbitohs are keen to make amends for last year.

Michael Chammas Adam Reynolds says the Rabbitohs were left with a sick feeling in their stomachs after the preliminary final loss last year, knowing they had not been able to secure the win for their coach, who lost...

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Jamal Idris spills on why Jamie Soward is the Milkman ... and why Bulldogs fans will never forget

Memory like a Bulldog: Jamie Soward knows Canterbury fans will not have forgotten his drama-packed past.

Michael Chammas Jamal Idris knows Canterbury fans have long memories. Which is why he also knows Jamie Soward will be public enemy No.1 when the Panthers take on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.

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Sydney Roosters advance as controversial calls halt stunning North Queensland Cowboys comeback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters celebrates victory during the 1st NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters set to clash a week early

Focused on the task ahead: Sonny Bill Williams in action on Friday night.

Michael Chammas It's the preliminary final of grand final proportions that will once again divide two of rugby league's oldest enemies.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs humiliate Manly Sea Eagles in NRL finals series opener

Rabbit on the run: George Burgess charges up the middle.

Michael Chammas He was a rabbit caught in the headlights in last year's finals series, but South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds took centre stage on Friday night to inflict a finals humiliation on Manly.

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Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson blasts 'disrespectful' north Queenslanders

We're ready for them: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz...

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North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston reveals role in Neil Henry's departure

Laying down the law: Johnathan Thurston addresses his players during the finals win over Brisbane.

Michael Chammas Leading into Friday night's do-or-die showdown with the Sydney Roosters, Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston tells Michael Chammas about how he advised on Neil Henry, why he turned down the...