Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

'I'll walk nude through Pitt Street if that was a try:' North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green fuming after defeat

Michael Chammas North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston has again raised concerns over a Cowboys conspiracy as his coach pledged to ‘‘walk nude through Pitt Street’’ if Kieran...

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History repeats as Manly Sea Eagles beat North Queensland Cowboys with help of controversial refereeing decision

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Michael Chammas For the second time in less than two years, a controversial video refereeing decision involving Kieran Foran has gone against North Queensland to hand Manly a 26-21 victory on Friday night.

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Cowboys v Knights

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: There'll be a lot of emotion around this game for Newcastle, as there will be for the rest of the season without Alex McKinnon.

Broncos v Cowboys

Michael Chammas The Broncos came out of the blocks well against the Bulldogs in round one, while the Cowboys took the opposite approach, coming from behind to knock over the Raiders.

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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League

Ryan Hoffman calls for NRL to reduce length of premiership season

Ryan Hoffman

Michael Chammas Melbourne back-rower Ryan Hoffman has called for the NRL to reduce the length of the premiership season to accommodate for the demand for exhibition tournaments and matches.

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League

Auckland Nines: Mixed emotions for boys from North Queensland

Fairfax Media writer

Michael Chammas Some NRL players and coaches believe extending the tournament to minimise the number of games per day could reduce the injury toll from the Nines.

League

NRL considers grand final shake-up

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Spectators during Auckland NRL Nines at Eden Park on February 16, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas The NRL will consider having a two-week build-up to future grand finals in a bid to turn the NRL All Stars match into an event similar to the NFL's Pro Bowl.

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Round 16 line-ups

Talkin' Teams Origin edition, Tuesday, June 25

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 16.

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League

Merritt desperate for chance to atone after horror debut

Nathan Merritt

Michael Chammas, Michael Carayannis A dejected Nathan Merritt has pleaded with Blues coach Laurie Daley to give him a shot at redemption in game three after a horror Origin debut on Wednesday night.

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State of Origin

Axe poised to fall on either Dugan or Merritt for decider

Lacklustre: Josh Dugan was well contained.

Michael Chammas Nathan Merritt and Josh Dugan were the beneficiaries of forced changes for game two but after Wednesday night's loss, at least one of them is likely to face the axe for the decider.

League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, June 11

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 17 as they are announced.

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League

Hey! The kid's all right

Mitchell Pearce

Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley has hit out at criticism of halfback Mitchell Pearce and has rejected claims a loss in Origin III will be the No.7's last game in a Blues jersey.

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Rugby League

Early baby could rule Dugan out of decider

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas NSW fullback Josh Dugan could be forced to withdraw from the Origin decider to attend the birth of his first child in Brisbane.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 9

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 18 as they are announced.

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Half tempted to sign: Hodkinson to stay at Dogs

Trent Hodkinson

Michael Chammas At the start of the season Trent Hodkinson was on the lookout for a new club, but the 24-year-old is set to sign a two-year deal to remain at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 16

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 19 as they are announced.

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Opportunity lost as Blues fail to turn pressure into points

Josh Dugan.

Michael Chammas When Laurie Daley looks back at the tape and wonders where it all went wrong, he can fast forward to the 20-minute period before half-time to find the major reason his Blues fell short.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 23

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 19 as they are announced.

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League

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 6

Blake Ferguson.

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 22 as they are announced.

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