Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith believes the Sydney Roosters taught his side a lesson on how to play finals football when they met earlier in the season.
Michael Chammas On a weekend when the premiership heavyweights faltered, the Melbourne Storm have announced themselves as genuine contenders with a 24-10 win against the in-form Panthers on Monday night.
Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v MELBOURNE STORM at Sportingbet Stadium, Monday 7.00pm
Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.
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.
Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm forward Jordan McLean will make his return this weekend after serving a seven-game NRL ban for his tackle on Alex McKinnon in round three.
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.
Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have asked the NRL for an explanation after Melbourne were allowed to score a match winning try on Monday night after the siren.
Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.
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.
Michael Chammas Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith believes referees are "paranoid" about player safety and are making incorrect decisions as a result.
Michael Chammas Melbourne's quest for a 10th straight round one victory will face its biggest test when they line up against traditional rivals Manly at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
Michael Chammas Bluffer’s guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm
Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Injured playmakers Brett Finch and Gareth Widdop are locked in a battle to extend their careers with Melbourne until the end of the season, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy unlikely to use both if they...
Michael Chammas Canberra prop David Shillington has implored new coach Ricky Stuart to take a stand against ill discipline at the Raiders, criticising Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan for believing they were bigger...
Michael Chammas and Greg Prichard The Roosters have sacked coach Brian Smith.
Michael Chammas Greg Inglis, Ben Barba, Johnathan Thurston and Billy Slater dominate the headlines, but there are some unsung heroes just as capable of turning this premiership on its head.
Michael Chammas The Finals Countdown: We take a look at the key facts and figures in the lead up to this weekend's NRL preliminary finals matches.
Michael Chammas MANLY don't like Melbourne and Melbourne don't like Manly - not that any of the players would admit that on the eve of their preliminary final at AAMI Park.
Michael Chammas The Finals Countdown: Taking a look at the key facts and figures in the lead-up to this weekend's grand final showdown.