Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Sydney Roosters fans' hate just makes Panthers' Jamie Soward stronger

Michael Chammas Penrith trainer Alan Mair was fulfilling a pact he had made with Jamie Soward when he ran out on to Allianz Stadium to high five the Panthers playmaker after his match-winning field goal on Saturday...

Sydney Roosters hoping for Jake Friend to return for North Queensland Cowboys clash

Wanted man: Jake Friend returned to training last week and could play in the finals against North Queensland on Friday.

Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters hope to welcome back hooker Jake Friend from injury on Friday night but any advantage could be negated if Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is suspended.

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Sydney Roosters face rocky road to grand final, with North Queensland being the first challenge

Difficult challenge: Dejected Roosters players watch Jamie Soward convert a try on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas Penrith's fairytale finals charge has shattered hopes of a dream finale between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters, forcing the reigning premiers down a long and arduous road to the grand final.

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Roosters halves most dangerous in NRL finals, says Penrith's Jamie Soward

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Michael Chammas Penrith skipper Jamie Soward has labelled Roosters duo Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney the form halves pairing of the competition ahead of Saturday night's showdown against the reigning champions.

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Trent Robinson set for pay rise with Roosters

Big deal: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

Michael Chammas Trent Robinson started out as one of the least paid coaches in the NRL, but a premiership in his first season and another one up for grabs is set to see him be catapulted into the top echelon of...

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Rabbitohs, Roosters clash could be last Williams-Burgess showdown

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Michael Chammas It's potentially the final round of the NRL's super heavyweight battle, but who will land the knockout blow?

Sydney Roosters' Jake Friend in hospital

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Michael Chammas The Sydney Roosters premiership aspirations have been dealt a massive blow after hooker Jake Friend was taken to hospital with fluid in the lungs on Sunday morning.

Titans v Roosters

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast at Allianz Stadium, Monday 7pm

Sydney Roosters: Drama on the other side but Mitchell Pearce wants a thriller

Ready for the Titans: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce believes his side will be ready to combat the extra emotion surrounding John Cartwright's last game in charge of the Titans.

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Wests Tigers will try to keep their NRL season alive against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday

Dejected: Wests Tigers players stand in goal awaiting a conversion attempt after one of the Cowboys' 12 tries on Saturday night.

Michael Chammas It's been the fortnight from hell for the Wests Tigers, but there doesn't look to be a reprieve in sight with a game against the premiers set to be the final nail in the coffin for their season this...

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Warriors v Roosters

Michael Chammas NZ WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12.00pm

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Brett Stewart guides Manly Sea Eagles home against Sydney Roosters

Still got it: Brett Stewart proved the match-winner in a thrilling night of footy.

Michael Chammas Manly fullback Brett Stewart overcame a horror first half to lead the Sea Eagles to a 24-16 victory against the Roosters in what might have just been a dress rehearsal for what's in store come...

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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 PREVIEWS

Roosters v Bulldogs

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Michael Chammas The premiers have had a slow start to the year, while the Bulldogs produced their best performance of the season to upset Melbourne in Perth last week.

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Roosters ace Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says Canterbury's Frank Pritchard taught him to relax

Jolly Roger: Tuivasa-Scheck celebrates a try against Parramatta.

Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters flyer Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has credited Kiwi teammate Frank Pritchard for transforming his pre-game routine and easing the pressure he placed on himself.

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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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Sydney Roosters, North Queensland Cowboys and Warriors seek cure for World Cup hangover

Heavy workload: Johnathan Thurston is one of 12 Cowboys stars backing up from the World Cup.

Michael Chammas It's no surprise those teams suffering from the strongest dose of a World Cup hangover were those heavily represented in last year's end-of-season tournament in the United Kingdom.

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Previews

Sydney Roosters v Wests Tigers

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Michael Chammas SYDNEY ROOSTERS v WESTS TIGERS at Allianz Stadium, 7.40pm.

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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.

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Bulldogs v Roosters

Not slowing down: Anthony Minichiello.

Michael Chammas CANTERBURY BULLDOGS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm

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