Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Who's up for the finals?

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes a look at each NRL team's strengths and weaknesses and the player pivotal in their side's run to the play-offs.

League

Dugan: I didn't want to leave Canberra

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Michael Chammas St George Illawarra fullback Josh Dugan has hit out at the club that sacked him, claiming he was unfairly treated by Canberra.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 23

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

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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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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

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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Dugan close to finalising deal with Dragons

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Michael Chammas Josh Dugan is on the verge of returning to the NRL after his manager met St George Illawarra officials on Wednesday to finalise a contract with the joint venture club.

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A stint in construction, now bad boy has chance to rebuild career

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas He hasn't picked up a football in two months but Josh Dugan will be given 90 minutes on Saturday to prove he's ready for a shock debut for St George Illawarra on Sunday.

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Round 15 line-ups

Talkin' Teams Origin edition, Tuesday, June 18

David Shillington.

Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 15.

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Flanagan backs Gallen and Smith to lift team's spirit

Sharks Coach, Shane Flanagan.

Michael Chammas AFTER his team's dismal showing against the Raiders, the only thing Shane Flanagan could get excited about was the prospect of getting skipper Paul Gallen and Jeremy Smith back against Penrith this...

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.

Not again: Wolfman's rotten luck continues with knee injury

David Williams

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas FOR the second consecutive year, David Williams has suffered a season-ending injury that will see him miss Manly's finals campaign.

Finishing first not the be-all and end-all, says Reynolds

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Michael Chammas, Glenn Jackson Having squandered their chance to wrap up the minor premiership, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds insists his side has placed no importance on finishing the regular season in first spot.

Dugan hopes to convert Halligan help into points

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas JOSH DUGAN has put his hand up to take over Canberra's goal-kicking duties from the injured Jarrod Croker and will work with former sharp-shooter Daryl Halligan tomorrow in a bid to hone his radar.

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Dugan set to take Raiders' kicking duties

Josh Dugan

Jon Tuxworth, Michael Chammas Josh Dugan has put his hand up to take over Canberra's goal-kicking duties and Raiders legend Clinton Schifcofske believes the pressure could inspire the fullback to return to his devastating best in...

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Rugby league

Not easy being green: Furner

Michael Chammas RAIDERS CEO Don Furner admits it was extremely tough on the family as his brother and Canberra coach David Furner came under fire during the team’s poor start to the season.

Rescue mission saves Furner from furnace

Michael Chammas AT THE halfway point of the season, the only ship sinking faster than David Furner's vessel was the one stranded in Parramatta River with Stephen Kearney on board.

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Young and hungry: fresh faces with the talent to burn

 Most promising player for 2013 ... David Klemmer.

Michael Chammas Last year it was Adam Reynolds, Konrad Hurrell and Josh Jackson who headlined a long list of rookies to take the NRL by storm.

Take two: Tedesco primed to return after season to forget

James Tedesco

Michael Chammas, Jon Tuxworth WESTS TIGERS fullback James Tedesco will play his first game of rugby league on Saturday night since his season-ending knee injury in round one last year.

The all-important spine

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Michael Chammas You can't win a premiership without a good 1,6,7 and 9. We talk to Luke Patten, Greg Alexander, Steve Mortimer and Dean Young about the combinations at each club.