Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Storm v Titans

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: The return of Cameron Smith (back spasms) after last week's loss to the Bulldogs in Perth is a huge boost for the Storm.

Storm v Panthers

Michael Chammas The Panthers are going to be a much improved team this year, but getting the job done in Melbourne in Cooper Cronk's first game of the season is too big of an ask so early in the year.

Peter Wallace blames referees after Panthers' narrow loss to Storm

Michael Chammas The Panthers went down 18-17 to Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with several contentious refereeing decisions going against them.

League

Hooker Michael Lichaa's first NRL match will be against his next team

Michael Lichaa

Michael Chammas Cronulla hooker Michael Lichaa will on Monday night make his NRL debut against the club he looks set to join next season.

League

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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League

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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League

St George Illawarra's Charity Shield failure a wake-up call, says prized recruit Gareth Widdop

Widdop

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra recruit Gareth Widdop has described the convincing Charity Shield loss to South Sydney as "a good kick up the arse" before the season-opener against the Wests Tigers.

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League

NRL 2014: The halves and the have-nots

Jamie Soward

Michael Chammas Parramatta Five-eighth: Corey Norman Halfback: Luke Kelly/ Chris Sandow The back-to-back wooden spooners have a stronger roster than they have had for the past two seasons, but their fortunes are...

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Round 16 line-ups

Talkin' Teams Origin edition, Tuesday, June 25

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 16.

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League

Wounded Gallen hobbles home with his heart set on lining up for finale

Paul Gallen

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas A foot injury has Paul Gallen racing the clock but Blues teammate James Maloney is confident he won't miss game three with a cracked cheekbone.

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League

Smith steps up to get Queensland's heart pumping again

Cameron Smith

Michael Chammas Heart, desire and a dash of anger – the ingredients to the recipe for vengeance. None showed it more than Queensland's No.9 and leader, Cameron Smith.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 23

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 19 as they are announced.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 6

Blake Ferguson.

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 22 as they are announced.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 13

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 23 as they are announced.

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League

Rabbitohs running man almost ran away

Issac Luke

Michael Chammas Issac Luke is by far the best running hooker in the competition, but there was a time when the only running he wanted to do was back home to New Zealand.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 20

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 24 as they are announced.

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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

NRL teams for week one of finals

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Michael Chammas Teams for the first week of the NRL finals.

Bluffer's guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm

Inglis

Michael Chammas Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm

Rugby League

Cronk storms home to win Dally M Medal

Cooper Cronk.

Michael Chammas Cooper Cronk narrowly edges out Johnathan Thurston, Daly Cherry-Evans and Todd Carney.