Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas


Broncos v Eels

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: Corey Norman returns home to Brisbane for the first time as an Eel. He'll be desperate for a big game, so too his halves partner Chris Sandow.

Roosters v Eels

Michael Chammas The Roosters received a wake-up call against South Sydney last week and even without Sonny Bill Williams will be better prepared this time around.


Parramatta Eels forward Lee Mossop says delay in coming to the NRL helped bring out his best

Lee Mossop

Michael Chammas Lee Mossop turned down a contract with Canterbury three years ago but the Parramatta recruit believes a stint at Wigan under Michael Maguire has him ready for the NRL.


Parramatta Eels centre Willie Tonga loses weight to revive faltering NRL career

Willie Tonga

Michael Chammas Parramatta centre Willie Tonga has undertaken the most significant off-season transformation of his career, dropping 12 kilograms in four months in a bid to end his horror run of injuries.

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Corey Norman tells Eels there are no hard feelings

Corey Norman

Michael Chammas Corey Norman signed with Parramatta to play under Ricky Stuart, but the new Eels recruit insists he never had second thoughts about joining the wooden spooners despite Stuart walking out on the club.

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Chris Sandow begins road to redemption with Eels

Chris Sandow

Michael Chammas Chris Sandow will attempt to resurrect his faltering career when he rejoins his Parramatta teammates for the start of pre-season training on Monday.


Peats makes tough decision to leave Rabbitohs for Eels

Nathan Peats

Michael Chammas Parramatta have fitted another piece into the puzzle the club has been trying to solve for the past four years, signing South Sydney hooker Nathan Peats to a three-year deal.

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Hayne on track for an early return to action with Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas Just when it looked like Jarryd Hayne could start planning his off-season holiday, the Eels No.1 is expected to make a return to the field as early as round 23 against Brisbane.


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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Kingston in line for surprise return to Eels

Kevin Kingston

Michael Chammas Penrith captain Kevin Kingston could return to Parramatta next season to play under coach Ricky Stuart for the second time in his career.

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Papalii to face Stuart after U-turn on Eels deal

SPORT  - Ricky Stuart celebrity pro-am at Royal Canberra Golf Course, Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart  ,  Yarralumla , Canberra.                                                                                                                                                                                 25th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Michael Carayannis, Michael Chammas Josh Papalii will come face to face with Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart on Saturday for the first time since the Queensland back-rower reneged on a deal to join the Eels next season.

Eels sign English duo


Michael Chammas Parramatta have announced the signing of English duo Gareth Hock and Lee Mossop. The Super League duo will play in the blue and gold from the start of the 2014 season.

Suspected broken leg to Mannah compounds Eels' woes

Penrith Panthers vs The Parramatta EELS at Centerbet Stadium Penrith, round 7 Monday night football.
Penrith defeating Parramatta 44-12
David Simmons on the burst for Penrith
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Michael Chammas After a tumultuous week for Tim Mannah, the Parramatta club captain now faces a lengthy period on the sidelines after suffering a suspected broken leg in his side's 44-12 loss to Penrith on Monday...

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Roberts on outer as Eels look beyond this season

Ben Roberts

Michael Chammas Parramatta could part ways with Ben Roberts mid-season to allow him to take up an offer to play rugby union overseas and free up money for the club to continue its recruitment drive.

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Jarryd Hayne says he will stay with Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne is adamant he won't be at Canterbury next season, but the Eels fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era to once again taste success.

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Jarryd Hayne says Eels need to go back for the future

SPORT, RUGBY LEAGUE. Blues player Jarryd Hayne arrives at  a press conference at the team's Coogee hotel on 8 July 2013. Hayne announced that he would be ruled out of Origin game 3 due to an ongoing hamstring injury.

Michael Chammas Fullback believes Parramatta need to take a leaf out of the Brian Smith era.

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Hayne lashes Eels over player 'massacre'

Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas Parramatta captain Jarryd Hayne has hit out at coach Ricky Stuart and chief executive Ken Edwards after what he described as waking up to a massacre following a clean-out of the Eels' roster.

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Hayne blasts handling of Eels cull amid play for Blair


Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko Parramatta captain Jarryd Hayne has criticised coach Ricky Stuart and chief executive Ken Edwards after what he described as waking up to a ''massacre'' following a clean-out of the Eels' 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.


Rick the trick to help Eels half tick

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Chris Sandow of the Eels in action during the round nine NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas Ricky Stuart could be the best thing for Parramatta.