Steven Michaels

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Steven Michaels
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Personal information
Born (1987-01-13) 13 January 1987 (age 31)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Height 181 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–09 Brisbane Broncos 59 22 0 0 88
2010–14 Gold Coast Titans 60 24 0 0 96
2015–17 Hull F.C. 47 19 0 0 76
Total 166 65 0 0 260
Source: [2][3]

Steven Michael Michaels (born 13 January 1987) is a former rugby league player who played in the NRL and the Super League. His usual position was at wing but he also played centre. Michaels previously played for Hull F.C., the Brisbane Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans.

Background

Son of Ralph Michaels, a centre for Brisbane Norths in the 1970s, Steve Michaels played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2004 while attending Palm Beach Currumbin Secondary High School.[4]

Professional playing career

Brisbane Broncos

In 2006, he broke into first grade, but then fractured his ankle and had to spend over three months on the sideline. He returned to play in the Queensland Cup, then played in the State League decider. As 2006 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos travelled to Britain to face 2006 Super League champions, St. Helens in the 2007 World Club Challenge. Michaels played on the wing in the Broncos' 14-18 loss.

Michaels played in every minute of every game for the 2007 season, and his good form was rewarded when he was selected to play in the Prime Minister's XIII against Papua New Guinea at the end of the season. But Michaels pulled out of the game when he had, what was suspected to be pneumonia.[5]

He was hoping to gain a slot in the centre's for 2008[6] and did so, but in round 7 suffered a season-ending knee injury. He made his return in round one of the 2009 NRL season. He partners with Antonio Winterstein on the left flank.

In April 2009, he was named in the preliminary 25 man squad to represent Queensland in the opening State of Origin match for 2009.[7]

Gold Coast Titans

In May 2010, Michaels was released from the Brisbane Broncos so he could join local rivals, the Gold Coast Titans on a deal until 2012.[8]

On 5 September 2014, Michaels signed with Hull F.C. on a one-year deal starting from 2015.[9][10]

Michaels was named in an ongoing investigation into players and ex-players supplying cocaine.[11]

Statistics

Season Pld T G FG P
2005 Brisbane Broncos season 3 2 - - 8
2006 Brisbane Broncos season 4 1 - - 4
2007 Brisbane Broncos season 25 10 - - 40
2008 Brisbane Broncos season 7 1 - - 4
2009 Brisbane Broncos season 19 8 - - 32
2010 Brisbane Broncos season 10 4 - - 16
2011 Gold Coast Titans season 23 10 - - 40
2012 Gold Coast Titans season 17
2013 Gold Coast Titans season 9
Totals 91 36 - - 144

(* denotes season still competing)

References

  1. ^ a b "Hull 1st Team Steve Michaels". Hull FC. Hull FC. 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. ^ loverugbyleague
  3. ^ RLP
  4. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  5. ^ Broncos irate with ARL chief - League - Fox Sports
  6. ^ "Michaels wants centre of attention". Fox Sports. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  7. ^ "Queensland name preliminary State of Origin squad". Fox Sports. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 28 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Steve Michaels released from Brisbane Broncos joins Gold Coast Titans" (28 May 2010) Fox Sports
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-league/29085528
  10. ^ http://www.zerotackle.com/super-league/hull-fc-sign-titans-centre-michaels-1521/
  11. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/gold-coast-titans/former-gold-coast-titans-ashley-harrison-steve-michaels-charged-with-supplying-a-dangerous-drug-20150227-13r7v6.html?eid=socialn%3Afac-14omn0013-optim-nnn%3Anonpaid-25%2F06%2F2014-social_traffic-all-organicpost-nnn-smh-o&campaign_code=nocode&promote_channel=social_facebook/ Former Gold Coast Titans Ashley Harrison, Steve Michaels charged with supplying a dangerous drug at Sydney Morning Herald

External links

  • Hull FC profile
  • Steve Michaels at the Gold Coast Titans official website.
  • SL profile
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