Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Penrith Panthers captain Jamie Soward reveals he nearly left NRL to play rugby union in Japan

Michael Chammas Man of the moment Jamie Soward has revealed he almost gave the game away at the end of 2012 to play rugby union in Japan.

Sydney Roosters fans' hate just makes Panthers' Jamie Soward stronger

Jamie Soward remonstrates with trainer Alan Mair.

Michael Chammas Penrith trainer Alan Mair was fulfilling a pact he had made with Jamie Soward when he ran out on to Allianz Stadium to high five the Panthers playmaker after his match-winning field goal on Saturday...

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Wayne Bennett says Jamie Soward's form no surprise

Still breathing fire: Jamie Soward celebrates with Josh Mansour during Saturday's qualifying final win over the Roosters.

Michael Chammas After winning a grand final together, veteran coach Wayne Bennett knows what his former charge Jamie Soward can do.

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Jamie Soward steps up as Penrith captain

It hurts: Penrith's Jamie Soward.

Michael Chammas He has been lumped with the captaincy by default, but Penrith skipper Jamie Soward is making a strong case to retain the role beyond the end of the season.

Roosters halves most dangerous in NRL finals, says Penrith's Jamie Soward

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Michael Chammas Penrith skipper Jamie Soward has labelled Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney the form halves pairing of the competition ahead of Saturday night's showdown against the reigning champions.

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Penrith Panthers score thrilling win over North Queensland Cowboys with Jamie Soward starring

Starring role: Jamie Soward was the most valuable player for Penrith in their win over North Queensland.

Michael Chammas The Panthers might have went after Johnathan Thurston as their priority recruit, but on Monday night Jamie Soward proved that he was more than just a second prize, leading the Panthers to a...

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Panther Jamie Soward bears no grudges over Dragons debacle

Michael Chammas Jamie Soward will tell you this is just another game, but judging by his actions against his former club at the Auckland Nines, it won't be.

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Penrith Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward confident he can regain his best form

New Panther's signing Jamie Soward
11th November 2013
Photo: Steven Siewert

Michael Chammas Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward believes a licence from coach Ivan Cleary to roam both sides of the field will see him recapture the form that led the Dragons to premiership glory in 2010.

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Jamie Soward excited about Penrith move but bitterness of sudden exit from Dragons lingers

Michael Chammas A tattoo of a red V on his biceps with the words "Dragons Premiers 2010" etched through it is an indication of how much St George Illawarra meant to Jamie Soward.

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Jamie Soward in doubt for Penrith's NRL season opener

Michael Chammas Penrith recruit Jamie Soward is in doubt for round one after rolling his ankle at training on Wednesday.

Sydney Roosters advance as controversial calls halt stunning North Queensland Cowboys comeback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters celebrates victory during the 1st NRL Semi Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.

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Panthers' Dallin Watene-Zelezniak redeems himself with try-creating flick pass

Upset: The Panthers celebrate during their dramatic win over the Roosters on Saturday.

Michael Chammas Dallin Watene-Zelezniak knew he had to produce something special if he was to make up for the mistake he made that led to what seemed like a match-winning try to Mitchell Pearce on Saturday night.

Panthers hooker James Segeyaro may miss only one match with ankle injury

James Segeyaro of the Panthers.

Michael Chammas The Panthers are hopeful hooker James Segeyaro will only miss one week after suffering an ankle injury in Monday night's one-point win over his former club North Queensland.

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North Queensland coach Paul Green blasts refs for "not knowing what was going on" in loss to Penrith

Dropped: The Cowboys suffered a 23-22 loss to the Panthers.

Michael Chammas Cowboys coach Paul Green has criticised the referees for "not knowing what was going on" after they sent Matthew Wright to the sin bin at a pivotal time in Monday night's loss to Penrith.

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Panthers v Storm

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v MELBOURNE STORM at Sportingbet Stadium, Monday 7.00pm

Dragons v Panthers

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra v Penrith at WIN Stadium, Sunday 3pm

Melbourne Storm show premiership credentials with impressive victory over Penrith Panthers

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Michael Chammas On a weekend when the premiership heavyweights faltered, the Melbourne Storm have announced themselves as genuine contenders with a 24-10 win against the in-form Panthers on Monday night.

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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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James Segeyaro is raking in the credits as Penrith's first-choice hooker

James Segeyaro

Michael Chammas The Panthers had just won their third game on the trot with James Segeyaro as their starting hooker when the club announced the signing of South Sydney's Apisai Koroisau for next season.

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For Penrith it's premiership or bust

Jamie Soward

Michael Chammas Regardless of how well they've performed during the first 20 weeks of the season, Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward insists anything short of a premiership will be a disappointment this year.

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