Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston reveals role in Neil Henry's departure

Michael Chammas Leading into Friday night's do-or-die showdown with the Sydney Roosters, Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston tells Michael Chammas about how he advised on Neil Henry, why he turned down the...

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Josh Reynolds motivated by talk of Johnathan Thurston return

Loyal Bulldog: Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas Long before they locked horns in a fiery State of Origin confrontation, Johnathan Thurston threw down the gauntlet to Josh Reynolds.

Sydney Roosters face rocky road to grand final, with North Queensland being the first challenge

Difficult challenge: Dejected Roosters players watch Jamie Soward convert a try on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas Penrith's fairytale finals charge has shattered hopes of a dream finale between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters, forcing the reigning premiers down a long and arduous road to the grand final.

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Cowboys v Sea Eagles

Michael Chammas North Queensland Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium, Saturday, 7.30pm

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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Ivan Cleary says Cowboys have more weapons than just Thurston

Class to burn: North Queensland’s talisman Johnathan Thurston.

Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary insists there's more to North Queensland than the man they tried so hard to lure to Penrith.

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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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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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Souths v Cowboys

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

Eight years in the NRL: How your team fared in the 16-team competition

The Titans have struggled to make a big impact since joining the comp in 2007.

Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.

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Cowboys v Tigers

Michael Chammas North Queensland v Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm

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

NRL stars who factor with 'X' appeal heading into the year's finals

Prolific scorer: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored some spectacular tries for the Roosters.

Michael Chammas The league season is into the home stretch. Michael Chammas looks at the players who could be the X-factors for the teams still in contention to win this year's NRL title.

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Queensland Maroons beat NSW Blues to score consolation win

Maroons

Michael Chammas Queensland have saved face after losing the first two matches of the State of Origin series by beating NSW in the finale at Suncorp Stadium.

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Andrew Fifita says Cowboys had enough time to quash seven-tackle effect

Seventh heaven: Andrew Fifita and Paul Gallen celebrate after winning last year's controversial elimination final.

Michael Chammas North Queensland called it a Sydney conspiracy, but Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita believes the Cowboys would not have cried foul if they had won the semi-final against the Sharks last year.

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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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State of Origin: 'Grub' Josh Reynolds transforms perceptions in NSW Blues

Michael Chammas Blues five-eighth Josh Reynolds knew his teammates would fall in love with Trent Hodkinson from the get-go, but admits he wanted to change their perception of him.

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North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green blames State of Origin hangover

Johnathan Thurston tries to spark an attack on Friday night.

Michael Chammas North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green believes his star players suffered an Origin hangover in Friday night's loss to Parramatta.

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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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