Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Cronulla Sharks sweat on Todd Carney injury for first round of NRL

Brad Walter, Michael Chammas Cronulla playmaker Todd Carney is in doubt for the opening match of the season after the Sharks' all-out bid to win the $380,000 prizemoney on offer to the victors of the NRL Nines in Auckland...

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Cronulla Sharks not planning on losing stars, says Todd Carney

Todd Carney

Michael Chammas and Adrian Proszenko Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney insists the club is not preparing to lose any players because of the ongoing ASADA investigations he described as "a nightmare for everyone".

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Sharks v Warriors

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Sharks v Warriors: The Sharks should win this game at home, but you just never know given their start to the season and the Warriors' unpredictability.

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Patchy Cronulla Sharks a long way from victory, says coach Peter Sharp

Missing in action: Todd Carney offloads against the Knights on Sunday.

Michael Chammas Cronulla are the only team in the NRL without a victory, and coach Peter Sharp believes the Sharks are a long way from breaking their duck.

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NRL late mail: Martin Kennedy ready to step up for Brisbane Broncos against Sydney Roosters

Michael Chammas Former Roosters prop Martin Kennedy is expected to start against his former club on Friday night with Ben Hannant likely to miss the clash against the reigning premiers due to a hamstring injury.

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NRL: Cronulla's Daniel Holdsworth hopes to make most of homecoming in Titans clash

Daniel Holdsworth

Michael Chammas Daniel Holdsworth joined Cronulla as a back-up option in the halves but will make his return to the NRL as the Sharks' first-choice playmaker.

Injuries and infection leave Cronulla hamstrung in the halves

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko and Michael Chammas Cronulla is facing a halves crisis ahead of its season opener against the Gold Coast after Wade Graham suffered a blood infection.

Bulldogs v Sharks

Michael Chammas The Sharks will be without Andrew Fifita (suspended) and skipper Paul Gallen (ankle injury), but should welcome back Todd Carney.

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Hooker Michael Lichaa's first NRL match will be against his next team

Michael Lichaa

Michael Chammas Cronulla hooker Michael Lichaa will on Monday night make his NRL debut against the club he looks set to join next season.

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Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League

Sonny Bill Williams

Michael Chammas and Chris Boulous Join Michael Chammas and Chris Boulos for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.

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Auckland Nines: North Queensland Cowboys beat Brisbane Broncos to win inaugural trophy

Tariq Sims

Michael Chammas In an all-Queensland final, the Cowboys overcame the Broncos to lay claim to the right as the NRL's first Nines champions and secure the club's first piece of silverware in its 20th year in the...

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Auckland Nines: NRL teams will be learning on the run at inaugural tournament

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Ben Barba looks to pass during the Brisbane Broncos NRL pre-season training session on February 12, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Some teams are toying with the idea of playing the Auckland Nines without a fullback in defence, others are contemplating whether one marker will be more effective than two.

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Robbie Farah says gains worth pain at Auckland Nines

Robbie Farah

Michael Chammas Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has urged clubs not to be deterred from sending their best players to the Auckland Nines, adamant the positives of the tournament outweigh the injuries suffered...

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Brisbane Broncos' Ben Barba is possible fit for Darren Lockyer's No.6

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Michael Chammas After Ben Barba inflicted his former club with their first loss at the Auckland Nines, Broncos forward Sam Thaiday conceded Brisbane's newest recruit could start the season at five-eighth.

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Auckland Nines: Brad Fittler urges other greats to have a go

Brad Fittler

Michael Chammas League great Brad Fittler has put his hand up to play in next year's Auckland Nines and has urged every club to include one former great in their squads for the 2015 tournament.

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Auckland Nines: South Sydney five-eighth Luke Keary injury puts Rabbitohs plans into disarray

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Michael Chammas, Brad Walter South Sydney's Luke Keary and Manly's David Williams face extended periods on the sideline after the Auckland Nines claimed some big-name casualties on day two of the tournament.

Auckland Nines: Ben Barba may face Bulldogs on opening day

Ben Barba

Michael Chammas Ben Barba could line up against the Bulldogs on the opening day of the NRL Auckland Nines in February after the Broncos were drawn in the same pool as the fullback's former club.

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Nines prizemoney will attract NRL's best

Auckland Nines

Michael Chammas Robbie Farah and Todd Carney believe the appeal of a $2.25 million prize pool will entice most clubs to send their strongest team to the NRL Auckland Nines in February.

Round 16 line-ups

Talkin' Teams Origin edition, Tuesday, June 25

Josh Dugan

Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 16.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, July 9

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 18 as they are announced.

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