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.

Rugby League

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.


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.''

Half measures has Hayne back at No.1

Jarryd Hayne?

Michael Chammas PREPARE to meet the Hayne Plane version 2.0.

Eels take first step in a long road back to top

Chris Sandow and Ken Sio.

Michael Chammas IT WAS again a case of so near yet so far for the Eels, but skipper Nathan Hindmarsh was quick to declare this Parramatta outfit a different breed to that of yesteryear.

Embarrassed Hindmarsh says Eels need an 'attitude adjustment'

Nathan Hindmarsh

Michael Chammas, Ian McCullough PARRAMATTA skipper Nathan Hindmarsh was still seething yesterday, two days after his team's dismal away showing away to North Queensland on Saturday night.

Parramatta turning tables on Manly's poaching of player talent, with interest

Manly Sea Eagles Pre Final Presser- Tony Williams.SHD SPORT SECTION PIC BY LEE BESFORD. MONDAY 26th September 2011.

Michael Chammas MANLY have raided Parramatta's junior stocks in recent years, but now the Eels are returning serve.

The real Jarryd Hayne ready to stand up for Eels, Blues

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas RICKY Stuart left Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne out of the NSW Origin team for game one last year, declaring him better suited to five-eighth.

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...