Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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

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.

League

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

Maroons royalty: Greg Inglis has established himself as one of Queensland's favourite sons.

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.

League

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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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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Bulldogs v Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Thursday, 7.45pm

NRL team of the year: Some favourites, some surprises

Shoe in: Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas With the NRL’s home and away season coming to a conclusion, the time for awards is looming. Michael Chammas spoke with some former greats of the game and members of Fairfax Media’s league...

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Broncos v Knights

Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

Souths v Cowboys

Michael Chammas SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS at ANZ Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm

Michael Maguire delighted with Adam Reynolds-Luke Keary combination

Good times: the Rabbitohs celebrate a Sam Burgess try.

Michael Chammas Having declared John Sutton as his long term five-eighth a few weeks ago, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire insists he's open to retaining the Adam Reynolds-Luke Keary combination when his skipper...

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Sea Eagles must display the right stuff against Rabbitohs' monstrous pack

Michael Chammas dinkus Dinkus

Michael Chammas Does this game count for anything come finals time?

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League

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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Michael Maguire backs Dylan Walker for State of Origin selection

Growing in stature: Dylan Walker.

Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has no doubt Dylan Walker is a future Origin player, but believes he wouldn't be out of his depth if he earned a shock call up for the Blues for game two.

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Ben Te'o to leave South Sydney at end of NRL season

Fresh challenge: Ben Te'o could follow his Souths teammate Sam Burgess to rugby union next year.

Michael Chammas South Sydney forward Ben Te'o has confirmed he won't be at South Sydney next year, telling his teammates of his decision to leave the club at the end of this season.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v New Zealand Warriors

Michael Chammas nib Stadium, Perth, Sunday 9.30pm (AEST)

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Jarryd Hayne's return lifts Parramatta Eels to victory over NQ Cowboys

In the corner: Ken Sio slides over to score for the Eels.

Michael Chammas What a difference a week and one player made for Parramatta on Friday night, maintaining their unbeaten record at Pirtek Stadium this season with an 18-16 win over North Queensland.

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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.

League

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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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.

League

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.