Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Sydney Roosters: Drama on the other side but Mitchell Pearce wants a thriller

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce believes his side will be ready to combat the extra emotion surrounding John Cartwright's last game in charge of the Titans.

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Mitchell Pearce banned for one game and fined $20,000

Fined and banned for one game ... Mitchell Pearce

Michael Chammas Mitchell Pearce has been cleared to play in the State of Origin series opener after the Roosters handed the halfback one game ban for his involvement in a Kings Cross altercation on Sunday morning.

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Mitchell Pearce still in spotlight despite missing State of Origin selection

Michael Chammas His axing from the NSW side for game one might not even be enough to prevent Mitchell Pearce from again being the most scrutinised player of the series.

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Mitchell Pearce admits Laurie Daley was right to drop him from Origin

Smile's back: Mitchell Pearce was back on the field and in the winner's circle for the Roosters.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce has defended Laurie Daley's decision to axe him from the NSW side for game one after a drunken night out on the town a fortnight ago.

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Panthers' Dallin Watene-Zelezniak redeems himself with try-creating flick pass

Upset: The Panthers celebrate during their dramatic win over the Roosters on Saturday.

Michael Chammas Dallin Watene-Zelezniak knew he had to produce something special if he was to make up for the mistake he made that led to what seemed like a match-winning try to Mitchell Pearce on Saturday night.

Roosters halves most dangerous in NRL finals, says Penrith's Jamie Soward

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Michael Chammas Penrith skipper Jamie Soward has labelled Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney the form halves pairing of the competition ahead of Saturday night's showdown against the reigning champions.

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Sydney Roosters' Jake Friend in hospital

Jake Friend

Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters premiership aspirations have been dealt a massive blow after hooker Jake Friend was taken to hospital with fluid in the lungs on Sunday morning.

Warriors v Roosters

Michael Chammas NZ WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12.00pm

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Brett Stewart guides Manly Sea Eagles home against Sydney Roosters

Still got it: Brett Stewart proved the match-winner in a thrilling night of footy.

Michael Chammas Manly fullback Brett Stewart overcame a horror first half to lead the Sea Eagles to a 24-16 victory against the Roosters in what might have just been a dress rehearsal for what's in store come...

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Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

Lauire Daley

Michael Chammas Now that NSW have ended Queensland's eight-year stranglehold on the State of Origin series, where to from here? Laurie Daley selected a side that was capable of stopping the rot, but now that they've...

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It's time for the NSW Blues: Queensland's State of Origin number is up

It's time: Blues skipper Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas It's the devil's number in cricket but it could be lucky 87 for NSW in their bid to end Queensland's eight-year Origin supremacy on Wednesday night.

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters

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Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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Adam Reynolds stills holds Origin hopes despite slow start to year

A fire inside: Adam Reynolds (centre) is congratulated at last year’s City-Country match.

Michael Chammas This time last year Adam Reynolds was knocking down the door and demanding to be selected for NSW.

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How the NRL teams rate heading into rep season

Man of the moment: Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.

Previews

Sydney Roosters v Wests Tigers

PREVIEWS

Michael Chammas SYDNEY ROOSTERS v WESTS TIGERS at Allianz Stadium, 7.40pm.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley expected to keep changes to a minimum for Origin

Michael Chammas NSW coach Laurie Daley is set to make the least number of changes to start an Origin series since the start of Queensland's record breaking run in 2006.

Injuries and misdemeanours are cruelling Laurie Daley's Origin goal

Doubtful: Greg Bird is on report for a lifting tackle and could miss the Origin opener.

Michael Chammas Spare a thought for Laurie Daley, who has to endure the players he'd earmarked as potential Origin players miss more than 30 games between them this season - and counting.

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Roosters v Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.

Andrew Fifita injury adds to NSW Blues' Origin headaches

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Michael Chammas What began as a dream come true for the Fifita family ended in a nightmare for NSW coach Laurie Daley.

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I'm ready for Origin, Adam Reynolds tells Laurie Daley

Adam Reynolds: ''I understand the game a lot better than I ever have.

Michael Chammas South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds has a simple message for Blues coach Laurie Daley: ''I'm ready.''