Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

NRL 2014 Preview: New Zealand Warriors

Michael Chammas NRL 2014 Preview

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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.

South Sydney's quiet achiever Issac Luke lets his footy do the talking

Man of many talents: South Sydney hooker, pianist, guitarist and Rubik's cube master Issac Luke.

Michael Chammas "We're going to change you": They were some of the first few words South Sydney coach Michael Maguire exchanged with Issac Luke in a heated phone call.

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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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Courageous Sezer in doubt for City after playing with injury

Adian Sezer

Michael Chammas Gold Coast Titans five-eighth Aidan Sezer is in doubt for next Sunday's City-Country clash in Dubbo after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's win against the Tigers.

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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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Martin Taupau's Kiwis duel with Waerea-Hargreaves to spill into NRL

Just reward: Martin Taupau was picked for New Zealand over Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Michael Chammas After taking his spot in the Kiwis team, Martin Taupau predicts Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will come looking for blood and "try and put me on my arse" when they lock horns on Friday night.

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NRL seeks please explain from clubs over rep absentees' miracle recoveries

Recovered: Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne will be back for his club this weekend.

Michael Chammas NRL clubs will be asked to explain the miraculous recovery of the 29 players ruled out of representative teams last week, only to be named for their clubs on Tuesday night.

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League: Late mail

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah spreads the ball wide during the recent match at Leichhardt Oval.

Michael Chammas Robbie Farah is expected to be given one more week to overcome an elbow injury despite the possibility of returning for the Tigers against the Roosters on Friday night.

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Wests Tigers face test of mettle as Roosters take flight

Stepping in: Blake Austin will partner Luke Brooks in the halves.

Michael Chammas The Wests Tigers are flying high in the top four but coach Mick Potter says Friday night's clash against the premiers will be his side's biggest test of the season.

Andrew Fifita injury adds to NSW Blues' Origin headaches

Fifita

Michael Chammas What began as a dream come true for the Fifita family ended in a nightmare for NSW coach Laurie Daley.

Reg Gasnier: Immortal was in a league of his own

Gasnier represented Australia a record 36 times.

Michael Chammas He was described as the prince of centres and earned the nickname "Puff the Magic Dragon" for his blinding speed and electric footwork.

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Queensland Maroons on cloud nine as Mal Meninga's men push for all-time greatness

Down and out: A ninth consecutive Origin series loss for NSW would put Queensland among the longest winning streaks in two-team competitions.

Michael Chammas Eight series in a row has Queensland on par with Australia's greatest Ashes domination over the old enemy, but just how far will the Maroons' dominance over NSW extend?

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Dallin Watene-Zelezniak stars on debut as Panthers beat Raiders

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Michael Chammas The heavens opened up above Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday night, with the torrential rain delivering a superstar in the making.

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St George Illawarra want NRL to change concussion rules after Dragons forced to play with 12 men

Down for the count: Joel Thompson's injury started a remarkable sequence of events that left the Dragons with just 12 players for the final moments of their loss to Melbourne.

Michael Chammas St George Illawarra have called on the NRL to reassess the concussion guidelines after they were forced to play the last 88 seconds of the match against Melbourne with 12 players.

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters

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Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Michael Chammas NRL previews for round eight.

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Penrith sign giant PNG youngster with size 15 feet

Wellington Albert

Michael Chammas First it was a panther, now there are reports of a bigfoot sighting at the foot of the mountains.

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Auckland Nines: Countdown on in earnest for exciting new concept

Shaun Johnson

Michael Chammas The inaugural NRL Auckland Nines tournament kicks off at Eden Park on February 15-16. We look behind the scenes at how the concept evolved and the tricky logistics of gathering 16 teams across the...

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Summer league, hybrid game on agenda for NRL

Nines

Michael Chammas The NRL believes the nines concept has the potential to evolve into a six-week summer competition that would rival the Big Bash League and open the doors to a hybrid game.

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