Michael Chammas

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League

St George Illawarra's Charity Shield failure a wake-up call, says prized recruit Gareth Widdop

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra recruit Gareth Widdop has described the convincing Charity Shield loss to South Sydney as "a good kick up the arse" before the season-opener against the Wests Tigers.

League

Andrew Johns to return for charity match at the Auckland Nines

Andrew Johns

Michael Chammas Rugby league immortal Andrew Johns will make his return to the football field when he straps on the boots at the Auckland Nines next month.

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League

NRL: Wave of optimism has swept new-look Dragons' camp, says coach Steve Price

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas It has taken two years but St George Illawarra coach Steve Price finally has the football team he wants.

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High heir pressure but Price feels right

Dragons coach Steve Price.pic John Veage

Michael Chammas STEVE PRICE could well be remembered as the meat in the sandwich provided by two of the greatest coaches in league history.

Gordon leads pack ready for impact

Michael Gordon

Michael Chammas They aren't among the NRL's top 20, but these 10 players are poised for breakthrough seasons this year, writes Michael Chammas.

Positions, decisions - time is almost up for tough calls

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas looks at the 10 most contentious positions still up for grabs in this weekend's trials.

The all-important spine

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Michael Chammas You can't win a premiership without a good 1,6,7 and 9. We talk to Luke Patten, Greg Alexander, Steve Mortimer and Dean Young about the combinations at each club.

League

Tigers' cub set to face Snowden, Mason

Kade Snowden and Willie Mason

Michael Chammas Rookie coach Mick Potter has taken his first leap of faith, naming 20-year-old debutant Jack Buchanan at prop for Wests Tigers' round-one clash against Newcastle.

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday March 26, 2013

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Michael Chammas All the NRL team news as the sides are named with all eyes on the Bulldogs and Ben Barba.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday April 2

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round five.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday April 9

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas with news and analysis as the NRL clubs name their teams for round six.

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League

Dragons look south to fill Soward void

Gareth Widdop

Michael Chammas, Michael Carayannis St George Illawarra may boast an English halves combination next season after expressing interest in Melbourne's Gareth Widdop as a replacement for Penrith-bound five-eighth Jamie Soward.

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League

Arthur in line to replace Price

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Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have targeted Manly assistant coach Brad Arthur as a possible long-term replacement for under-fire coach Steve Price with his strong ties to new recruits Gareth Widdop and Joel...

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, April 23

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Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round seven.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, April 30

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Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round eight.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, May 7

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Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round nine.

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Fien and Dandy for this Dragon

Nathan Fien

Michael Chammas Off-contract Dragons halfback Nathan Fien hasn't been approached about remaining at the club next year but insists he won't hang up the boots regardless of whether St George Illawarra choose to keep...

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Round 10 line-ups

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, May 14

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 10.

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Round 11 line-ups

Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, May 21

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Michael Chammas The latest news from the NRL as clubs name their sides for round 11.

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League

Panthers make winning a habit

Dean Whare

Michael Chammas During the week, Penrith skipper Kevin Kingston dismissed the notion his side were playing well enough to be noticed by opposition teams - but there's no hiding now.

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