Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

League

Kangaroos audition looms for Jennings

Michael Jennings

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings will go head to head on Saturday night with the player he believes would be a walk-up start to fill the void left by Justin Hodges in the Australian team.

Junior Kangaroos come of age as Mullen, Carney hop along once again

Todd Carney and Jarrod Mullen

Michael Chammas IT HAS been almost six years in the making but Todd Carney and Jarrod Mullen have finally been reunited.

Penrith Panthers rising star Adam Docker's season long battle with concussion

Michael Chammas There's an eight week period in the middle of the season that is a blur to Adam Docker, who was one concussion away from potentially being forced to sit out the rest of the season.

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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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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Jarryd Hayne puts feelers out to pursue dream to play American football

jarryd hayne

Michael Chammas Jarryd Hayne has revealed a hidden desire to play American football, leaving the door slightly ajar for an unlikely code switch after undertaking secret gridiron sessions in the off-season.

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Wests Tigers' Aaron Woods puts hand up for Test duty after terrorising display

Barnstorming: Aaron Woods celebrates his try against Manly.

Michael Chammas He’s the smiling assassin from Leichhardt who pushed his Test claims with a barnstorming effort against one of the most brutal teams in the competition on Sunday afternoon.

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Billy Slater not distracted by push for Greg Inglis

Top man: Billy Slater trains with the Australian team on Tuesday, ahead of Friday's Test against New Zealand.

Michael Chammas Greg Inglis' footsteps are getting louder, but Australian fullback Billy Slater has felt players coming for his rep jerseys his entire career.

League

Sam Burgess happy for sibling George to take the NRL limelight

George of the jungle: George Burgess wraps up Raider Josh Dugan.

Michael Chammas Rabbitohs hardman Sam Burgess is cool with his younger brother George challenging him for title as the best of the boys.

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Jarryd Hayne ultimately may top Billy Slater and Greg Inglis

On the rise: Jarryd Hayne is at his best at fullback.

Michael Chammas As the push for Greg Inglis to replace Billy Slater as the Queensland and Australian No.1 gathers momentum, Eels superstar Jarryd Hayne is mounting a case of his own that ultimately could see him...

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NRL: Utility panel

Michael Chammas Kurt Gidley (Newcastle)

Rugby League

Selection a dilemma for the Roosters

Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas and Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach will wait until Saturday to decide whether to risk Boyd Cordner after a seven-week layoff.

Robinson torn on whether to roll the dice on Cordner

Boyd Cordner

Michael Chammas, Brad Walter Sydney Roosters mentor Trent Robinson will wait until Saturday to decide whether to risk Boyd Cordner after a seven-week lay-off, with Aidan Guerra's performance against Newcastle last weekend...

League

New Zealand Warriors win Sam Tomkins' prized signature thanks to mum's blessing

Sam Tomkins

Michael Chammas The New Zealand Warriors won the allegiance of England superstar Sam Tomkins by winning the heart of his mother.

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Canberra Raiders heading to Darwin and China in 2014

Rugby League team logo.
Canberra Raiders

Lee Gaskin and Michael Chammas Raiders coach Ricky Stuart to avoid hostile reception with Parramatta taking home game with Canberra to Darwin.

League

NRL 2014 draw: Manly in talks to take match against Canberra Raiders to China

Manly

Michael Chammas Manly will meet with the NRL on Wednesday morning to discuss a groundbreaking game in China, which has been pencilled in for round eight against Canberra.

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No doubt as rule scrapped

Jorge Taufua

Michael Chammas, Brett Keeble ON-FIELD referees will be required to make a decision on a try-scoring situation before referring it to the video referee in one of several significant changes made by the ARL Commission for next...

League

Axed Sheens covets Cup glory - and NRL return

Tim Sheens

Michael Chammas IF IT was up to him, Tim Sheens would coach until he dies.

Mattiske leaves best possible welcome mat for new boss

Shane Mattiske

Michael Chammas SHANE MATTISKE will hand the keys to the castle to new NRL chief executive Dave Smith on Friday morning with the game on the verge of what he believes is a golden era.

League

Young and hungry: fresh faces with the talent to burn

 Most promising player for 2013 ... David Klemmer.

Michael Chammas Last year it was Adam Reynolds, Konrad Hurrell and Josh Jackson who headlined a long list of rookies to take the NRL by storm.