Michael Carayannis

Michael Carayannis

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

Robbie Farah prepared to play NSW Cup at Wests Tigers next year

Michael Carayannis Robbie Farah is preparing to dig his heels in and remain at the Wests Tigers next year even if it means playing NSW Cup.

South Sydney Rabbitohs launch rugby league first HSC program

NRL 2015 Logos: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Michael Carayannis South Sydney have developed a rugby league club's first High School Certificate program to launch next year.

South Sydney Rabbitohs' Dylan Walker happy with fullback spot despite tough debut

Michael Carayannis Dylan Walker has put his hand up to continue playing fullback in Greg Inglis' absence despite a trying debut at the back.

NRL Set of Six: Can the Sharks force their way into the top four?

Crunch time:  Cronulla control their own destiny and need to beat Parramatta.

Michael Carayannis The six big questions heading into round 25.

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke may have played last game for club after being hit with shoulder charge ban

In hot water ... again: Issac Luke.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's woes have been compounded with Issac Luke set to miss up to three games after being hit with a grade one shoulder charge.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says performance against Broncos 'not acceptable'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Dylan Walker of the Rabbitohs offloads during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis Michael Maguire labelled some of his team's play in the 47-12 defeat to the Broncos as "soft".

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South Sydney's 47-12 defeat against Brisbane Broncos compounded by injury and discipline woes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Justin Hodges of the Broncos congratulates team mate Jordan Kahu after he scored during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis On a horror night for the premiers, John Sutton suffered a suspected broken leg and Issac Luke was again put on report for a shoulder charge.

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Manly's Geoff Toovey prepares for final home game as Sydney Roosters' Jackson Hastings makes his debut at Brookvale

Stepping up: Jackson Hastings will make his first appearance at Brookvale Oval as an NRL player when the Roosters take on Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis Jackson Hastings was just five when Geoff Toovey played his final game at Brookvale Oval.

Why Wests Tigers want Robbie Farah to move on

Facing the media: Robbie Farah on Wednesday morning after being told he is no longer wanted by Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis The Tigers are prepared to pay Robbie Farah a lot of money to play against them next year.

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Robbie Farah says he was told he will play reserve grade if he stays at Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah has been told he can leave the club at the end of the season

Michael Carayannis Farah, a life member of the Tigers, claims he was told that if he stays beyond this season, he will be playing reserve grade.

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Robbie Farah given permission to leave Wests Tigers at end of 2015 season

On the way out?: Robbie Farah has been given permission to leave the Wests Tigers.

Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah has been told he can leave the club at the end of this season.

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Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney says he thrives under pressure of absent stars

In trouble: Michael Jennings.

Michael Carayannis Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings is set to join Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves on the sidelines.

NRL: Who's out of action - injured, suspended or otherwise - for top-eight contenders

Hamstrung: Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Michael Carayannis All the injury and suspension news for the top eight candidates.

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Scrappy Cronulla Sharks beat Wests Tigers 40-18 after late flurry

Flying Shark: Sosaia Feki dots down in the corner.

Michael Carayannis Cronulla may have scored their most points of the season - but it was a less than convincing 40-18 victory against the bottom placed Wests Tigers.

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Injured Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater assumes coaching role in guiding Cameron Munster

Helping out: Billy Slater has been acting as a mentor to Cameron Munster.

Michael Carayannis Billy Slater has taken to coaching, and he wants more.

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Sydney Roosters members given written warning about behaviour following Sophie Monk incident

Attacked: Model Sophie Monk.

Michael Carayannis Roosters fans have been warned following an increase in recent bad behaviour.

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NRL Set of Six: Do the Cronulla Sharks have enough in the tank to bounce back?

Speaking up: Paul Gallen says he didn't mean anything by his comment to referee Matt Cecchin.

Michael Carayannis The six big questions heading into round 24.

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Wests Tigers forward Matthew Lodge charged with domestic violence offences

Matthew Lodge

Megan Levy, Michael Carayannis Police have charged Wests Tigers forward Matthew Lodge with a range of alleged domestic violence offences, including common assault and stalking.

Penrith Panthers fullback Matt Moylan puts comeback on hold until 2016

Matt Moylan.

Michael Carayannis Penrith fullback Matt Moylan has shelved plans to make a return from a serious ankle injury this year as the Panthers fall out of finals contention.

NRL late mail: South Sydney pair John Sutton and Dylan Walker under injury clouds

In doubt: South Sydney's John Sutton.

Michael Carayannis Cody Walker is in line for his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs.