Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

League

Garth Brennan a favourite for Newcastle Knights job when Wayne Bennett leaves

Michael Chammas As the Knights prepare to begin interviews for the coaching position next week, Garth Brennan, the man Wayne Bennett punted from the club three years ago, firms as a favourite to become his successor.

League

Wayne Bennett: 'It is just our season'

Out of reach: the Knights couldn't grasp victory on Monday night.

Michael Chammas Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett summed up Monday night's heartbreaking one point loss to Manly in five words.

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Laurie Daley helped transform Blues long before becoming coach

Committed: Laurie Daley.

Michael Chammas He didn't know it at the time, but during a meeting in 2010, Laurie Daley helped sow the seeds for what would eventually become his finest hour in rugby league.

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League

How the NRL teams rate heading into rep season

Man of the moment: Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas No one expected the Bulldogs to start the year as competition leaders without a genuine fullback, but halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson have been integral to their success.

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Steve Price under pressure as Dragons season unravels after promising start

Dragons coach Steve Price watches Benji Marshall take part in a defensive drill last week.

Michael Chammas Steve Price finds himself in all too familiar territory as pressure grows on the Dragons coach before this week's St George Illawarra board meeting.

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Manly Sea Eagles break Newcastle Knights' hearts with last-gasp field goal

Kurt Gidley feels the pain.

Michael Chammas A Daly Cherry-Evans field goal with two seconds remaining has turned Newcastle's horror week into a nightmare as the Knights lost the unloseable at Brookvale Oval on Monday night.

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The short and drama-filled NRL career of St George Illawarra coach Steve Price

Steve Price.

Michael Chammas The short and drama-filled NRL career of St George Illawarra Dragons coach Steve Price.

Cowboys v Knights

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: There'll be a lot of emotion around this game for Newcastle, as there will be for the rest of the season without Alex McKinnon.

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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League

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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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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League

Roosters coach Trent Robinson desperate to avoid one-hit-wonder tag

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas He's achieved almost everything an NRL coach can do in his first year, but the desire to emulate the likes of Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens and become a career-coach is what is driving Trent Robinson.

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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.

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Newcastle Knights rise for Alex McKinnon in thumping win over Cronulla Sharks

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Michael Chammas Wayne Bennett admitted he was teary in the pre-game huddle on the field in support of injured Knights forward Alex McKinnon.

League

Eric Grothe Junior to return to NRL with the Cronulla Sharks

Eric Grothe

Michael Chammas Eric Grothe Junior will make his return to the NRL next year after agreeing to terms with Cronulla for 2014.

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League

Hayne's return a lift for miserable Eels

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Jarryd Hayne of the Eels runs the ball during the round 13 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Sydney Roosters at Parramatta Stadium on June 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Parramatta's hopes of avoiding their second consecutive wooden spoon have received a shot in the arm with skipper Jarryd Hayne named to play his first game in two months on Friday night.

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League

Forget halfbacks and just look after No.1

Brett Stewart

Michael Chammas Brett Stewart returned from injury seven weeks ago to reignite Manly's stuttering season - now Greg Inglis has his team's premiership hopes squarely on his shoulders as he returns from a knee injury...

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James Segeyaro catches the eye as Penrith Panthers down Brisbane Broncos

NRL. Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos, CenterBet Stadium, Penrith.
James Segeyaro scores for the Panthers
Friday 23rd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Michael Chammas He fooled them once and was touted "the fresh prince of Penrith" by the ground announcer, but when James Segeyaro fooled the Broncos a third time, he became the man who kept the Panthers' finals...

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 20

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Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 24 as they are announced.

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Talkin' Teams, Tuesday, August 27

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 25 as they are announced.

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