Pappas heads ticket against Piggins
and his board

A group of media stars have banded together under a ticket headed by lawyer Nick Pappas in a bid to wrest control of the South Sydney National Rugby League club board from chairman George Piggins.

Television personalities Andrew Denton, Ray Martin and Mike Whitney are part of the ticket, along with former New South Wales premier Nick Greiner.

It's understood former Rabbitohs Mark Carroll and Michael Andrews are also bidding for election to the board when the AGM is held on April 13.

Pappas has vowed to turn Souths into a winning club, both on and off the field, if he succeeds in ousting Piggins, who has called on his challengers to reveal their plans for the club before about 950 members vote at the elections.