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Glenn Stewart out of Origin III

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Cameron Smith of the Storm holds back Glenn Stewart of the Eagles during a fight during the round 25 NRL match between Manly Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm at Brookvale Oval on August 26, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas NSW back-rower Glenn Stewart has been ruled out of the State of Origin series decider after failing a fitness test this morning.

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No player in Origin – but now minor premiership is in Penrith Panthers' reach

On the prowl: the Panthers are well placed to end their 23-year wait for the minor premiership.

Michael Chammas The Panthers will take another step towards ending an 11-year drought in Sydney's west if they put Brisbane away at Penrith on Monday night.

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Brett Stewart guides Manly Sea Eagles home against Sydney Roosters

Still got it: Brett Stewart proved the match-winner in a thrilling night of footy.

Michael Chammas Manly fullback Brett Stewart overcame a horror first half to lead the Sea Eagles to a 24-16 victory against the Roosters in what might have just been a dress rehearsal for what's in store come...

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NRL previews

Michael Chammas Dragons v Roosters: This is going to be one of the best games of the season. There's something special about this annual clash on ANZAC Day, and while the Dragons have enjoyed most of the success in...

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How the NRL teams rate heading into rep season

Man of the moment: Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

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.

Injuries and misdemeanours are cruelling Laurie Daley's Origin goal

Doubtful: Greg Bird is on report for a lifting tackle and could miss the Origin opener.

Michael Chammas Spare a thought for Laurie Daley, who has to endure the players he'd earmarked as potential Origin players miss more than 30 games between them this season - and counting.

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Previews

Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs

Steve Matai streaks through the Knights' defence.

Michael Chammas Brookvale Oval, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Tigers v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Back to Leichhardt Oval for the Tigers. James Tedesco needs to fire. We saw last week just how much the Tigers struggle without him after he left the field with concussion.

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Wests Tigers win spiteful NRL clash against Manly Sea Eagles

David Nofoaluma.

Michael Chammas Those doubting whether the Wests Tigers were the new schoolyard bullies of the NRL after their round-three demolition of South Sydney were left red-faced after a boilover at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

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Wests Tigers name debutants Kurtis Rowe and Blake Austin

Kurtis Rowe

Michael Chammas A week after watching Junior Kiwis teammate Dallin Watene-Zelezniak debut for Penrith, Tigers fullback Kurtis Rowe will get his chance in the No.1 jersey.

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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: Manly Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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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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Sea Eagles v Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Without Brett Stewart, Manly are going to struggle in attack.

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Manly overcome loss of Stewart brothers to beat South Sydney

On the charge: Jamie Lyon.

Michael Chammas Manly were not supposed to win that game of football. Against the most convincing team of the opening round and without the Stewart brothers, Manly had no right to win their first game of the season...

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NRL late mail: Martin Kennedy ready to step up for Brisbane Broncos against Sydney Roosters

Michael Chammas Former Roosters prop Martin Kennedy is expected to start against his former club on Friday night with Ben Hannant likely to miss the clash against the reigning premiers due to a hamstring injury.

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Where the GF will be won and lost

Jennings

Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis Michael Chammas and Michael Carayannis run their eyes over the key tactics that will decide who win Sunday’s showdown.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 6

Blake Ferguson.

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 22 as they are announced.

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Five reasons Manly can win

Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas It has been the big game experience that has helped Queensland dominate NSW at Origin level, and it will be that same factor that will help Manly overcome the Roosters.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 13

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 23 as they are announced.

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