Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Chris Sandow begins road to redemption with Eels

Michael Chammas Chris Sandow will attempt to resurrect his faltering career when he rejoins his Parramatta teammates for the start of pre-season training on Monday.

Parramatta Eels rally against Manly Sea Eagles to keep finals hopes alive

Slippery Eel: Tim Mannah pumps the legs.

Michael Chammas Parramatta have stunned competition front-runners Manly to keep their finals hopes alive with a remarkable come-from-behind victory on Friday night.

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Eels v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v MANLY SEA EAGLES at Pirtek Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

League

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.

Previews

Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys

Michael Chammas Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels

Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

Parramatta Eels v Cronulla Sharks

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Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA EELS v CRONULLA SHARKS at Pirtek Stadium, 7.00pm

Andrew Fifita injury adds to NSW Blues' Origin headaches

Fifita

Michael Chammas What began as a dream come true for the Fifita family ended in a nightmare for NSW coach Laurie Daley.

PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow sidesteps as he takes on the Panthers defensive line.

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v PARRAMATTA EELS at Sportingbet Stadium, Friday 7.45pm.

League

Jarryd Hayne loss hurts Parramatta as Penrith run riot in battle of the west

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Michael Chammas In the absence of Jarryd Hayne the Eels looked a shadow of the football team that has climbed into the top four.

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Injuries and infection leave Cronulla hamstrung in the halves

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.

League

Broncos v Eels

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.

Corey Norman tells Eels there are no hard feelings

Corey Norman

Michael Chammas Corey Norman signed with Parramatta to play under Ricky Stuart, but the new Eels recruit insists he never had second thoughts about joining the wooden spooners despite Stuart walking out on the club.

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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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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

Debut of Tiger cub produces a case of great expectations

Luke Brooks

Michael Chammas The last time anybody walked out on the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time with more expectation than Luke Brooks, Australia was still the No.1 cricket nation.

Lack of unity by Eels led to horror year - Sandow

Chris Sandow

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA halfback Chris Sandow has blamed a lack of camaraderie among the playing group as one of the main reasons for last season's failure, but is adamant the Eels have united under Ricky Stuart.

League

Stuart puts second-tier players in firing line

Ricky Stuart

Michael Chammas RICKY STUART will begin his tenure at Parramatta in Armidale on Saturday night without Jarryd Hayne and Chris Sandow.

Positions, decisions - time is almost up for tough calls

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas looks at the 10 most contentious positions still up for grabs in this weekend's trials.

Eels not alone in bid to lure Norman south

Corey Norman

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter PARRAMATTA will have to fight off bids from St George Illawarra and Penrith to lure Corey Norman from Brisbane for next season.