Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Brisbane Broncos' Ben Barba is possible fit for Darren Lockyer's No.6

Michael Chammas After Ben Barba inflicted his former club with their first loss at the Auckland Nines, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday conceded Brisbane's newest recruit could start the season at five-eighth.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary wants 40-20 rule changed now

Opportunity lost: Eels halfback Chris Sandow finds a gap against the Bulldogs.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has urged the NRL to scrap the rules relating to the 40-20 before the start of the next round.

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Queensland Maroons on cloud nine as Mal Meninga's men push for all-time greatness

Down and out: A ninth consecutive Origin series loss for NSW would put Queensland among the longest winning streaks in two-team competitions.

Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?

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It's time for the NSW Blues: Queensland's State of Origin number is up

It's time: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas It's the devil's number in cricket but it could be lucky 87 for NSW in their bid to end Queensland's eight-year Origin supremacy on Wednesday night.

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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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Summer league, hybrid game on agenda for NRL

Nines

Michael Chammas The NRL believes the nines concept has the potential to evolve into a six-week summer competition that would rival the Big Bash League and open the doors to a hybrid game.

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Steve Menzies, the eager Beaver, back for Manly Sea Eagles in Auckland Nines

SYDNEY, NSW - JUNE 04: Steve Menzies of the Sea Eagles makes a break in his 
300th NRL match during the round 13 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and 
the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at CUA Stadium June 4, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. 
(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) 


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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Manly legend Steve Menzies will come out of retirement to play for the Sea Eagles in the Auckland Nines, and the 40-year-old hasn't closed the door on the possibility of another stint in the NRL.

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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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NRL 2014 Preview: Brisbane Broncos

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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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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No doubt as rule scrapped

Jorge Taufua

Michael Chammas, Brett Keeble ON-FIELD referees will be required to make a decision on a try-scoring situation before referring it to the video referee in one of several significant changes made by the ARL Commission for next...

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.

Griffin finds spot for Norman after throwing Prince into hot seat

 Anthony Griffin

Michael Chammas, Brett Keeble ANTHONY GRIFFIN dropped a selection bombshell on Friday when he named Scott Prince and Corey Norman in his run-on side for next week's round-one clash against Manly.

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NRL 2013: the main men

Key man: Storm captain Cameron Smith.

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas With the season kicking off on Thursday, we look at each team's key player.

Hayne takes blame for not firing at crucial time

Hayne

Michael Chammas Parramatta's Jarryd Hayne has admitted he failed to step up when his side needed him with the game on the line against Canterbury last Thursday.

Skipper Minichiello plans to keep playing - with or without his Roosters

Minichiello

Michael Chammas Anthony Minichiello won't retire at the end of the season, but the veteran fullback concedes that doesn't mean he will be at his beloved Sydney Roosters.

Tamou refuses to buy into Maroons' perceived weaknesses

James Tamou

Michael Chammas Not since 2000 have Queensland played an Origin game without one of Darren Lockyer or Petero Civoniceva, but Blues prop James Tamou dismissed the notion the Maroons would field their weakest team...

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Who will deliver knockout punch?

Hayne outsteps Greg Inglis.

Chris Barrett, Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas Paul Gallen's square-up with Nate Myles has dominated the postscript to Origin I this week but aside from the fisticuffs there are a series of unanswered questions central to determining interstate...

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Panthers slip further into the mire after a lacklustre display

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Josh McCrone of the Raiders offloads the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Penrith Panters and the Canberra Raiders at Centrebet Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas A year ago, Ivan Cleary was preparing the New Zealand Warriors for a shot at the premiership. Today, he will wake up with the task of helping his Panthers avoid the wooden spoon.

Coaches giving recruits every chance to state claims before real stuff begins

Brett Stewart

Michael Chammas ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA will rest the bulk of their NRL squad for Saturday night's opening trial match against Des Hasler's Canterbury at WIN Stadium.