Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Jarryd Hayne puts feelers out to pursue dream to play American football

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne has revealed a hidden desire to play American football, leaving the door slightly ajar for an unlikely code switch after undertaking secret gridiron sessions in the off-season.

Parramatta Eels reaping rewards of resting Jarryd Hayne during Origin, says coach Brad Arthur

Firing after Origin: Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne is in red-hot form.

Michael Chammas While most of the NSW Blues players have faltered since returning to club football, Eels coach Brad Arthur believes the decision to rest Jarryd Hayne during the Origin period is paying dividends.

Eric Grothe rates Jarryd Hayne superior to his NRL 2009 breakout season

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne says he is no superman, but the Parramatta fullback is on course to surpass the heroics of his incredible 2009 season.

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How Jarryd Hayne would bring the NRL into the 21st century

All smiles: Jarryd Hayne after winning State of Origin series last month.

Michael Chammas It's Jarryd Hayne as you've never heard him before. In a forthright discussion with Michael Chammas, the Blues superstar argues the NRL is way behind the times and he tells of the impact that has on...

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State of Origin: Blues want 'arrogance' from Jarryd Hayne

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Michael Chammas Just hours out from the opening game of State of Origin series, NSW Assistant coach Matt Parish has called on fullback Jarryd Hayne to bring an "air of arrogance" to Suncorp Stadium.

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State of Origin: Jarryd Hayne soars in Blues win

NSW fullback Jarryd Hayne tries to evade Queensland five-eighth Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas In the company of two of the greatest fullbacks rugby league has ever seen, Jarryd Hayne produced one of NSW's greatest individual performances to guide his side within one win of breaking...

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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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Jarryd Hayne's blistering Origin showing is one for the history books, say Blues

Too hot to handle: Jarryd Hayne was outstanding in game one.

Michael Chammas, Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne's superhuman performance on Wednesday night is being hailed by his teammates as one of the greatest individual performances in Origin history.

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Brad Arthur insists loss of Jarryd Hayne wasn't the difference

Michael Chammas Parramatta coach Brad Arthur insists Friday night's mediocre performance against the Panthers isn't a reflection of how much Jarryd Hayne means to his football team.

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Jarryd Hayne loss hurts Parramatta as Penrith run riot in battle of the west

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Michael Chammas In the absence of Jarryd Hayne the Eels looked a shadow of the football team that has climbed into the top four.

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Jarryd Hayne: 'I went to a place that I've never been before'

Blues fullback Jarryd Hayne was phenomenal against Queensland.

Michael Chammas Blues superstar Jarryd Hayne described his man of the match performance on Wednesday as a night he "went to a place that I've never been before".

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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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Semi Radradra, Ken Sio, Jarryd Hayne scoring majority of tries for Parramatta Eels

Three of the best: Parramatta's back three, which includes Jarryd Hayne, lead the NRL in tries in 2014.

Michael Chammas The Parramatta Eels need just one more try to equal the number of four pointers they registered for the entire 2013 season, thanks largely to the efforts of their back three.

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Jarryd Hayne says he will stay with Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne is adamant he won't be at Canterbury next season, but the Eels fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era to once again taste success.

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Jarryd Hayne says Eels need to go back for the future

SPORT, RUGBY LEAGUE. Blues player Jarryd Hayne arrives at  a press conference at the team's Coogee hotel on 8 July 2013. Hayne announced that he would be ruled out of Origin game 3 due to an ongoing hamstring injury.
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Michael Chammas Fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era.

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The real Jarryd Hayne ready to stand up for Eels, Blues

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Michael Chammas RICKY Stuart left Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne out of the NSW Origin team for game one last year, declaring him better suited to five-eighth.

Canterbury Bulldogs' No.1 fan Tayta goes from cancer survivor to social media phenomenon

Josh Reynolds of the Canterbury Bulldogs meets with massive Bulldogs fan Tayta Nahia El-Hage.

Michael Chammas She loves number six but Nahia El-Hage, or Tayta to her 25,000 followers on Facebook, could be Canterbury's No.1 fan.She's the Michael Ennis of grandmothers.

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Paul Gallen ruled ineligible for Origin medal

Ineligible: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas The NSWRL have decided to make skipper Paul Gallen ineligible for the Brad Fittler Medal after he was suspended from the game for breaching the anit-doping policy.

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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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Raiders v Eels

Michael Chammas Canberra Raiders v Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium, Saturday, 5.30pm