Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


NRL chiefs Dave Smith, Todd Greenberg join Touch Football team

Michael Chammas NRL chief executive Dave Smith and head of football Todd Greenberg have reaffirmed the game's connection with Touch Football Australia by becoming board members of the organisation.


Quitting as Eels coach was best option for me: Kearney

Rugby League Parramatta training at Parramatta Stadium, Stephen Kearney. Thursday June 2nd 2011.

Photo by Steve Christo

Michael Chammas Stephen Kearney has officially resigned as Parramatta coach, believing it was the best option for himself and his family.


Parker loses fitness race as Broncos prepare for buoyant Eels

Corey Parker

Michael Chammas BRONCOS lock Corey Parker has been ruled out of tonight's clash against Parramatta in Brisbane.

Hindmarsh's final role as Smith's film star

Nathan Hindmarsh

Michael Chammas WHEN coach Brian Smith could not sleep during his time at Parramatta, he would often stay up late watching footage of Nathan Hindmarsh.

Sandow ready for the sledging

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19:  Chris Sandow of the Eels passes the ball during the round 24 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Skilled Park on August 19, 2012 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow admits he ''got off lightly'' the last time he played against his former teammates, but knows he'll be taunted this afternoon at ANZ Stadium given South Sydney are...

Ricky Stuart to Eels: 'Buy into what I'm doing"

Ricky Stewart

MICHAEL CHAMMAS Ricky Stuart began his Parramatta rescue mission yesterday with a simple message for his new players: ''Buy into what I'm doing.''

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Stuart weighs up captaincy for Eels


Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA coach Ricky Stuart is contemplating naming co-captains at the club for the first time in 14 years because of a lack of experienced leaders on his playing roster.

Sandow had to be dropped, agrees Hindmarsh


Michael Chammas Parramatta skipper Nathan Hindmarsh agrees with Stephen Kearney's decision to drop out-of-sorts halfback Chris Sandow to the NSW Cup, but believes it will only be a one-week hiatus.

Eels plan to fight salary cap fine - as well as poor start to season

Chris Sandow

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA'S nightmare start to the season has gone from bad to worse. They have won just three of their past 21 games, their big off-season signing has been dropped to park football and now the club...

Roberts shocker opens way for Sandow return

Chris Sandow

Michael Chammas Ben Roberts produced his worst game for Parramatta yesterday afternoon and now finds himself in the firing line as Stephen Kearney contemplates what to do with Chris Sandow.

Live: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers


Michael Chammas The sun is shining at Parramatta Stadium for the clash of the western suburbs cellar dwellers.

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Coaches left snookered after Tigers rack the cue with 15 to go


Michael Chammas It was hard to determine who was more frustrated, Tim Sheens or Stephen Kearney, after they witnessed a bizarre ending to the match at Parramatta Stadium yesterday afternoon.

In hot blood: Dogs on guard as Eels prepare strike from below

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas CANTERBURY fullback Ben Barba has described the clash against traditional rivals Parramatta as the toughest regular season game of the competition, expecting nothing less this Friday night.

Brotherly shove: Keating duo share house, but swag will only go one way tomorrow

Kris Keating and Matt Keating

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA hooker Matt Keating missed the corresponding game against his brother Kris last year recovering from a compound fracture in his finger after he was bitten by his family bulldog.

Kearney puts his faith in young Eels brigade as he keeps one eye out for stars of generation next

Taniela Lasalo

Michael Chammas THEY are the youngsters that Stephen Kearney has entrusted with his career. The generation next of Parramatta who could dictate whether Kearney is around to reap the benefits of the structures he's...


Kearney cops a beating at Eels AGM

Michael Chammas Beseiged coach Stephen Kearney fronted a disgruntled group of Eels fans at Parramatta's annual general meeting last night, pleading with them to believe in his vision.

Keep the faith: embattled Kearney urges fans to stick solid

Stephen Kearney

Michael Chammas BESIEGED coach Stephen Kearney fronted a disgruntled group of Eels fans at Parramatta's annual general meeting last night, pleading with them to believe in his vision.

Kearney sticks to guns in club crossfire

Stephen Kearney

Michael Chammas DESPITE criticism at Parramatta's annual meeting for the brand of football he has the Eels playing, coach Stephen Kearney won't be changing anything.

Wait and Sio: winger signs new deal but rep future still uncertain

Ken Sio

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA winger Ken Sio will run out against Cronulla tonight having secured his future for the next two seasons, agreeing to stay with the Eels until the end of 2014.

Second thoughts, but Hindmarsh won't reconsider retirement

Nathan Hindmarsh

Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA skipper Nathan Hindmarsh admits to thinking twice about retiring at the end of the season, but doesn't believe he has the mental fortitude to play on.