13 January 1987|
Southport, Queensland, Australia
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (13 st 12 lb)|
Steven Michael Michaels (born 13 January 1987) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s and 2010s who has played in the National Rugby League (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.
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.
He was hoping to gain a slot in the centres for 2008 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.
Michaels was named in an ongoing investigation into players and ex-players supplying cocaine.
|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|
(* denotes season still competing)