Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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Greg Inglis' talented nephew gets a taste of State of Origin with NSW Blues

Michael Chammas Among the hundreds of adoring children receiving autographs from the NSW Blues at a Coffs Harbour coaching clinic on Thursday was Greg Inglis' nine-year-old nephew Robert Inglis.

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Billy Slater not distracted by push for Greg Inglis

Top man: Billy Slater trains with the Australian team on Tuesday, ahead of Friday's Test against New Zealand.

Michael Chammas Greg Inglis' footsteps are getting louder, but Australian fullback Billy Slater has felt players coming for his rep jerseys his entire career.

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Jarryd Hayne ultimately may top Billy Slater and Greg Inglis

On the rise: Jarryd Hayne is at his best at fullback.

Michael Chammas As the push for Greg Inglis to replace Billy Slater as the Queensland and Australian No.1 gathers momentum, Eels superstar Jarryd Hayne is mounting a case of his own that ultimately could see him...

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Injury-hit Maroons toss up switching Greg Inglis to five-eighth for State of Origin II

Change mooted: Greg Inglis on the charge in Origin I.

Michael Chammas Queensland are contemplating taking one of the biggest gambles of their record eight-year run, weighing up the notion of moving Greg Inglis to five-eighth for game two in Sydney.

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Greg Inglis in doubt for State of Origin, but son's premature birth gives perspective

Greg Inglis clutches at his leg while being treated on the pitch on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas Greg Inglis is in doubt for Origin II but his life was put into perspective last week after the premature birth of his first child.

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State of Origin: Miraculous recovery lets Josh Morris break free of brother's shadow

Central battle: Josh Morris and Greg Inglis in Origin I.

Michael Chammas He left St George Illawarra to forge his own identity, but Josh Morris' finest moment in rugby league may be be something he will yet again have to share with his twin brother.

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State of Origin success helps give James Tamou that dinky-di feeling

New outlook: NSW front-rower James Tamou believes the Blues now have the formula for bringing down Queensland.

Michael Chammas When it comes to controversial eligibility selections, James Tamou is right up there with Greg Inglis and Israel Folau.

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State of Origin: NSW Blues beat Queensland Maroons to end eight-year drought

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Trent Hodkinson of the Blues celebrates winning the series after game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson etched his name into State of Origin folklore by scoring the winning try to beat Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night for the Blues to win their first series...

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Referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins will stay in charge for State of Origin game two

Offside with the Blues: Referee Shayne Hayne.

Michael Chammas Under-fire referees Shayne Hayne and Ben Cummins have retained their spots and will control game two despite NSW officials being left furious with their game one performance.

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State of Origin: Josh Reynolds' NSW Blues diary

Reynolds gets strapped up before training.

Michael Chammas Josh Reynolds' State of Origin diary of his week in Origin camp.

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State of Origin: Greg Bird strikes back at 'hypocritical' Brent Tate over dog shot

Brent Tate of the Maroons punches Greg Bird of the Blues during game three of the 2012 State of Origin series.

Michael Chammas NSW lock Greg Bird has not forgotten the punch to the head he copped from Brent Tate in State of Origin two years ago, labelling the Queensland centre a hypocrite for lashing out against Josh...

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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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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.

Gold Coast Titans v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas GOLD COAST TITANS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS at Cbus Super Stadium, 5.30pm.

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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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Sharks v Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas CRONULLA SHARKS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS at Remondis Stadium, Monday 7pm

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The late mail: Remi Casty set for Roosters debut

French forward Remi Casty will make his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters on Friday night.

Michael Chammas French International Remi Casty will make his debut for the Sydney Roosters after an injury-riddled start to his career in Australia.

South Sydney Rabbitohs topple hapless Cronulla Sharks

Powerhouse: Tom Burgess carries the ball into traffic.

Michael Chammas With 10 of the biggest names unavailable for Croulla and South Sydney, it was the stars of tomorrow and a soon to be star of yesterday that did the damage for the Rabbitohs in their 18-0 win over...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George Illawarra Dragons

Michael Chammas SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at ANZ Stadium, Sunday 7.00pm.

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State of Origin: The words that inspired NSW's success

Phil Gould speaks to his troops after the game one victory in 2004.

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas A newspaper column by NSW’s most successful State of Origin coach Phil Gould and some stirring half-time words from star fullback Jarryd Hayne and rookie prop Aaron Woods helped inspire the Blues to...

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