Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

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Paul Gallen toughest of his time, says Ron Massey

Michael Chammas It is no secret that rugby league legend Ron Massey played a part in turning the career of Paul Gallen; what may come as a surprise to some is the impact Massey still has on the NSW captain.

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Cronulla Sharks' desire to avoid wooden spoon will be motivation enough: Paul Gallen

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen tries to fend off the Manly defence.

Michael Chammas The Sharks are out of finals contention but Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen isn't short of motivation, desperate to avoid winning the wooden spoon this season.

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Injured NSW captain Paul Gallen gets all clear for State of Origin series opener

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Michael Chammas NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley breathed a huge sigh of relief on Tuesday when Blues and Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen was told he would not need surgery on his injured ankle.

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Paul Gallen labels ASADA developments a 'distraction' after loss to Eels

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Michael Chammas Cronulla have made an art form out of overcoming adversity, but skipper Paul Gallen admitted revelations that ASADA were about to issue show-cause letters were a distraction ahead of Monday's loss to...

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NSW captain Paul Gallen fires early salvo in Origin war of words

Fanning the flames: NSW captain Paul Gallen.

Michael Chammas Within a few hours of the NSW team coming together on Tuesday, skipper Paul Gallen fired a shot that is sure to rile a few north of the border, referring to Queenslanders as "two heads".

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Sharks v Raiders

Michael Chammas CRONULLA SHARKS v CANBERRA RAIDERS at Remondis Stadium, Sunday 2.00pm

Players body says ASADA's requirements are 'inequitable' and 'unreasonable'

David Garnsey

Michael Chammas Rugby League Players Association boss David Garnsey has described ASADA’s requirements for players to try and escape suspension as inequitable and unreasonable.

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ASADA timeline: How the events unfolded

Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan was stood down pending a review in July 2013.

Michael Chammas How the ASADA investigation has affected the Cronulla Sharks since it was announced in 2013.

Warriors v Sharks

Michael Chammas Warriors v Cronulla at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm

League

The State of Origin economy: What is the cost of success?

Proud moment: Paul Gallen lifts the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas State of Origin is rugby league’s golden goose. But how much does it cost, how much does it bring in, and who benefits?

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Queensland Maroons beat NSW Blues to score consolation win

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Michael Chammas Queensland have saved face after losing the first two matches of the State of Origin series by beating NSW in the finale at Suncorp Stadium.

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NSW Blues confident they can succeed despite inevitable changing of the guard

In the twilight: NSW skipper Paul Gallen is a veteran these days but is unsure of his representative future.

Michael Chammas Paul Gallen has no intention to retire from representative football, but regardless of whether the skipper straps on the boots for another campaign or not, he will leave a legacy that will live on...

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Cast of characters in Origin plan for a blue dynasty

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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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Greg Inglis' talented nephew gets a taste of State of Origin with NSW Blues

Maroons royalty: Greg Inglis has established himself as one of Queensland's favourite sons.

Michael Chammas Among the hundreds of adoring children receiving autographs from the NSW Blues at a Coffs Harbour coaching clinic on Thursday was Greg Inglis' nine-year-old nephew Robert Inglis.

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Todd Carney pic tweeter no stranger to Josh Dugan

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Michael Chammas Josh Dugan is not surprised the first person to post the Todd Carney lewd photo was the same person he had engaged with in a Twitter war last year.

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State of Origin success helps give James Tamou that dinky-di feeling

New outlook: NSW front-rower James Tamou believes the Blues now have the formula for bringing down Queensland.

Michael Chammas When it comes to controversial eligibility selections, James Tamou is right up there with Greg Inglis and Israel Folau.

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State of Origin: Josh Reynolds pledges to fight dangerous throw charge

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Michael Chammas NSW five-eighth Josh Reynolds has vowed to fight a dangerous throw charge on Brent Tate that is set to rub him out of game two, dumbfounded by the match review committee's ruling.

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Jarryd Hayne's blistering Origin showing is one for the history books, say Blues

Too hot to handle: Jarryd Hayne was outstanding in game one.

Michael Chammas, Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne's superhuman performance on Wednesday night is being hailed by his teammates as one of the greatest individual performances in Origin history.

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State of Origin: The words that inspired NSW's success

Phil Gould speaks to his troops after the game one victory in 2004.

Brad Walter, Michael Carayannis and Michael Chammas A newspaper column by NSW’s most successful State of Origin coach Phil Gould and some stirring half-time words from star fullback Jarryd Hayne and rookie prop Aaron Woods helped inspire the Blues to...

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Josh Dugan move will be watched closely by Laurie Daley

On show: Laurie Daley will be given the chance to examin how Dugan handles defending in the front line.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor could provide Laurie Daley with some food for thought, mulling over moving Josh Dugan to right centre for Monday night's clash against South Sydney.

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