Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Furious Dragons demand please explain from NRL over Storm's after the siren try

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.

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.


Melbourne Storm going for win No.10 in season openers

Cameron Smith

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.

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Burgess boys could take on Wests Tigers as family unites

George Burgess

Michael Chammas The Burgesses could become the first quartet of brothers in more than a century to play in the same team when South Sydney play Wests Tigers on Friday night.

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Bluffer's guide to the finals: Rabbitohs v Storm


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


Widdop's recovery has Storm thinking

Gareth Widdop

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...


David Shillington urges Ricky Stuart to fix culture

Ricky Stuart.

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...

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Formidable five foundation of new Rabbitohs' realm

Sam Burgess

Michael Chammas South Sydney have locked in the nucleus of their team for the long term, writes Michael Chammas.

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Slater returns but Young Dragon doubtful despite late test

Billy Slater

Michael Chammas BILLY SLATER was last night confirmed to make his return from a knee injury against St George Illawarra tonight, but Storm coach Craig Bellamy has opted to rest five-eighth Gareth Widdop and Todd...

Sides full of stars suffer post-Origin hangovers

Billy Slater

Michael Chammas THE Melbourne Storm will tonight be out to overcome their State of Origin hangover and end the worst losing streak in Craig Bellamy's coaching career.

Hasler cites review committee over its Watmough charge

Des Hasler

Michael Chammas CANTERBURY coach Des Hasler has called for an overhaul of the match review committee and has also urged the ARL Commission to consider stand-alone Origin fixtures from next season.


Soward to miss out on Roosters showdown

Jamie Soward

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA coach Steve Price has left Jamie Soward out of his side's clash with the Sydney Roosters on Friday night, with the five-eighth still struggling with back spasms.

Indispensables must feature in finals tally

Billy Slater

Michael Chammas THESE are the players their teams just can't do without on the road to the play-offs. Billy Slater, Keith Galloway, Paul Gallen, Justin Hodges, Beau Scott, Glenn Stewart and Konrad Hurrell hold the...

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Shoulder knock rules King out of Broncos crunch match

Jason King

Michael Chammas MANLY prop Jason King is expected to miss tonight's clash with Brisbane, failing to overcome a shoulder injury suffered in last Sunday's win over the Knights.

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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.


Secret weapons: the men who could shape the NRL finals

Kieran Foran

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.

By Jorge: Manly winger is truly the metre eater

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.

Rivalry is born out of mutual respect

Storm and Manly

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.

Petero calls for Dogs to mess up Storm's style

Michael Chammas

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.

Storm boss insists Bellamy's purple reign is still cloudy

Craig Bellamy

Michael Chammas MELBOURNE chief executive Ron Gauci has denied the Storm have received word from coach Craig Bellamy informing them of his future beyond this season.