Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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

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.

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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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

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

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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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Dragons v Panthers

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

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For Penrith it's premiership or bust

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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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Change of attitude pays off for Penrith Panther Matt Moylan

Winners are grinners: Matt Moylan celebrates his match-winning field goal on Monday night.

Michael Chammas Matt Moylan fell away at this time last year in his debut season and was eventually dropped to the NSW Cup, but a month ago he set out to avoid a repeat of 2013.

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Matt Moylan ensures Penrith Panthers finish on a high in see-saw battle

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Michael Chammas It was only fitting that Matt Moylan would have the final say in what was a see-sawing contest at Sportingbet Stadium on Monday night.

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Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels

Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow sidesteps as he takes on the Panthers defensive line.

Michael Chammas PENRITH PANTHERS v PARRAMATTA EELS at Sportingbet Stadium, Friday 7.45pm.

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Ivan Cleary refuses to get carried away with rising Panthers

Three wins on the trot have the Panthers climbing up the ladder.

Michael Chammas The Panthers have moved into equal second position on the ladder after racking up their third straight win, however coach Ivan Cleary insists the competition table means very little at this stage of...

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Gold Coast Titans v Penrith Panthers

Michael Chammas Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

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Leap of faith puts rebuilt Penrith Panthers on terra firma

Headliner: Big-name recruit Jamie Soward.

Michael Chammas When Warren Wilson took over as CEO of the Panthers, the club was on the brink of insolvency – days away from liquidation.

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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.