Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

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.

League

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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League

Julie Burgess accuses Penrith Panthers fan of hitting son Sam Burgess with stick

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Sam Burgess of Rabbitohs waits for kick-off during the NRL trial match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles at Redfern Oval on February 7, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Michael Maguire described it as the best defensive effort he's seen in his three seasons at the club, but it could do little to take away from Nathan Merritt's attacking feats, finally becoming the...

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League

South Sydney Rabbitohs mark Nathan Merritt milestone with victory over Penrith Panthers

Merritt

Michael Chammas As it did last week, the rain tumbled on to Sportingbet Stadium before kick-off, turning an already heavy track into a slippery slide in front of a crowd of 11,674.

League

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak stars on debut as Panthers beat Raiders

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Michael Chammas The heavens opened up above Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday night, with the torrential rain delivering a superstar in the making.

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PREVIEWS

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

League

Penrith Panther Josh Mansour's explosive start makes him prime candidate for Origin

Josh Mansour touches down against the Knights in round one.

Michael Chammas If you were picking the NSW Origin team today based on the start to the season, Penrith's Josh Mansour would be on the wing for the Blues.

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Panthers v Raiders

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: These two teams will be in the hunt come finals time. The Raiders showed their potential in the win against South Sydney, while the Panthers are one of the competition's big...

League

Close losses not good enough for Panthers any more, says Kevin Kingston

Billy Slater of the Storm is tackled by Elijah Taylor of the Panthers during Penrith's controversial loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas It wasn't long ago Penrith would have considered a one-point loss to Melbourne in the Storm's own backyard as a moral victory, but not not any more.

Storm v Panthers

Michael Chammas The Panthers are going to be a much improved team this year, but getting the job done in Melbourne in Cooper Cronk's first game of the season is too big of an ask so early in the year.

Peter Wallace blames referees after Panthers' narrow loss to Storm

Michael Chammas The Panthers went down 18-17 to Melbourne at AAMI Park on Saturday night, with several contentious refereeing decisions going against them.

League

St George Illawarra's Charity Shield failure a wake-up call, says prized recruit Gareth Widdop

Widdop

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra recruit Gareth Widdop has described the convincing Charity Shield loss to South Sydney as "a good kick up the arse" before the season-opener against the Wests Tigers.

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League

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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Injuries and infection leave Cronulla hamstrung in the halves

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.

League

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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League

Jamal Idris a casualty of final pre-season game as Penrith Panthers' horror run continues

Idris

Michael Chammas Penrith recruit Jamal Idris is in doubt for the Panthers' season-opener after tearing his hamstring in a trial against Newtown.

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League

Auckland Nines: Countdown on in earnest for exciting new concept

Shaun Johnson

Michael Chammas The inaugural NRL Auckland Nines tournament kicks off at Eden Park on February 15-16. We look behind the scenes at how the concept evolved and the tricky logistics of gathering 16 teams across the...

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League

NRL: Wave of optimism has swept new-look Dragons' camp, says coach Steve Price

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas It has taken two years but St George Illawarra coach Steve Price finally has the football team he wants.

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League

Brent Kite pictures rebuilt Penrith Panthers soaring to great heights, just like Sea Eagles

Rugby League, penrith Panthers new recruits.
clockwise from (L) Elijah Taylor, Tyrone Peachey, Kevin Naiqama, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Jamal Idris and Brent Kite.
Wednesday 5th february, 2014
Photos : Anthony Johnson

Michael Chammas Penrith recruit Brent Kite believes there are similarities between the new-look Penrith side and the Manly team he joined in 2005.

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