Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

James Roberts contract forged as Gold Coast Titans in fresh turmoil

Michael Carayannis The embattled Gold Coast Titans have been gripped by further turmoil amid revelations a senior staff member has forged the signature of star centre James Roberts.

Dave Smith quits as NRL CEO

Stepping down: Dave Smith, pictured in August.

Michael Carayannis NRL chief executive officer Dave Smith has quit his post after just three years in the job.

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Matthew Lodge's mother concerned for son's welfare after his arrest

Matthew Lodge in action for Wests Tigers against the Cowboys this year.

Rachel Olding, Michael Carayannis and Leesha McKenny The mother of troubled rugby league player Matthew Lodge has spoken of her concern for her son in the wake of a string of alleged offences that have ended his career with the West Tigers.

The top 10 NRL players on the market on November 1

Michael Carayannis Some of the NRL's biggest names are off-contract. Find out who.

'This is the night that you die': Wests Tigers player Matthew Lodge arrested in New York

Matthew Lodge, centre, has been arrested in New York City.

Rachel Olding and Michael Carayannis Rugby league player Matthew Lodge has been arrested in New York City for allegedly assaulting a man after stalking two women and telling them "this is the night that you die".

The unresolved issue at your NRL club heading into 2016

Michael Carayannis What is the top issue at your club heading into 2016?

The NRL's forgotten 13 - the players you may not even know are at your club

Year to forget: James Gavet, pictured playing for the Tigers last year

Michael Carayannis Take a look at the NRL's "forgotten 13". The players who may have slipped off the radar and will be looking to make their mark in the NRL next year.

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NRL season 2016: The top 10 buys

Valuable commodity: Warriors-bound speedster Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Michael Carayannis Who are the top 10 buys for 2016?

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The headlines your NRL club does not want to see in 2016

Saying farewell: Johnathan Thurston to rugby! Let's hope not.

Michael Carayannis Injuries, bad behaviour, club defections - what could make your team's season a year to forget.

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NRL in the process of third party payment review

Guilty: Jordan McLean (centre) fronts the NRL judiciary on Wednesday.

Michael Carayannis Former Melbourne Storm boss Mark Evans is halfway through his review of the NRL's third party payments.

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Former NRL winger Sandor Earl given four-year ban for drug use

Has 21 days to appeal: Sandor Earl hits the ball up during his stint with Penrith.

Michael Carayannis Former Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl has been suspended from playing in the NRL for four years for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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The world's toughest quiz on the 2015 NRL season

The world's greatest NRL quiz.

Michael Carayannis How closely did you watch the NRL season?

Medical professionals throw support behind NRL's heart tests

Heart attacK: Phil Blake (front) playing for South Sydney in 1989.

Michael Carayannis Stuart Grieve, professor of radiology at Sydney University, has backed the NRL's plans to ensure every player has a heart scan before next season.

NRL claim new bunker system will mean zero errors by video referees plus captain challenge imminent

Video bunker gets green light: NRL head of football Todd Greenberg.

Michael Carayannis Could the NRL finish next season without a video referee error? Todd Greenberg thinks so.

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NRL players to be tested for heart conditions and have mandatory brain scans regularly monitored

Proactive: NRL chief medico Paul Bloomfield.

Michael Carayannis For the first time in history all NRL players will undergo a heart scan before they take to the field next year.

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Ex-Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter set to join Nathan Brown at Newcastle Knights

Newcastle switch: Mick Potter.

Michael Carayannis Mick Potter could resurrect his NRL coaching career as part of Nathan Brown's staff at Newcastle.

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The first message North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green told his players

Message: Cowboys coach Paul Green has urged his players to forget about the referees.

Michael Carayannis When new North Queensland coach Paul Green came in, he had one message for his players.

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2015 NRL grand final: The words North Queensland Cowboys prop James Tamou wrote to himself on grand final day

Winning smile: James Tamou the morning after the grand final.

Michael Carayannis James Tamou shares the passionate letter he wrote for himself just moments before running out on grand final day.

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2015 NRL grand final: Inside the Cowboys sheds are personalised phrases that inspired them

NRL Grandfinal 2015 winners the Queensland Cowboys fly home to Townsville from sydney's domestic airport today.Fans,family and friends were there to say congradulations.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Michael Carayannis The man who saved the Cowboys from grand final misery drew inspiration from a quote associated with the death of a former teammate and close friend.

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North Queensland Cowboys grand final hero Michael Morgan didn't see the try he created

Flick hero:  Michael Morgan on the attack during Sunday night's grand final.

Michael Carayannis His teammates were celebrating, but grand final hero Michael Morgan had no idea why.

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