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NRL takes control of Gold Coast Titans

Tuesday February 24, 2015 by  

The NRL today took control of the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League football club. CEO Dave Smith said the move would secure the long term future of the club – and ensure the Gold Coast retained a team in the NRL.

“In other words, it is an important day for fans, the club and its sponsors,” he said.

Mr Smith said the Titans club was facing serious financial difficulties and the NRL had therefore decided to terminate the club’s licence and take over the running of the Titans itself. Read more

Douglas re-signs for three years

Wednesday March 12, 2014 by  

Record-breaking Titans front-rower Luke Douglas has added further stability to John Cartwright’s squad by committing himself to a further three years with the Gold Coast outfit, on the heels of recent re-signings Kevin Gordon and Ryan James.

The 27-year-old from Yamba on the NSW North Coast is in his third season with the Titans and the contract will give him the opportunity to join one of the rare group of players to have played 100 first grade games for two clubs, after he had made 146 appearances for the Sharks. If he plays against Wests Tigers at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday, it will be his 50th appearance for the Titans.

“Luke is a valuable member of our side and he has shown his loyalty by remaining here when he could have earned more money elsewhere,” said coach John Cartwright. Read more

Gordon re-signs for three years

Thursday February 27, 2014 by  

The Gold Coast Titans exciting winger Kevin Gordon has committed himself to the club for a further three seasons on the eve of the 2014 NRL campaign.

Gordon, 24, originally from Sawtell on the NSW North Coast but one of the Titans’ first teenage signings with fellow utility back David Mead, has agreed to a new contract for the 2015-17 seasons which will make him a nine-season Gold Coast player, although he did not make his NRL debut until 2009.

He has another milestone within closer reach as well – he is just six games away from 100 first grade appearances, which would make him just the 10th Titans player to reach the century mark. Read more

Titans release Idris on compassionate grounds

Tuesday January 7, 2014 by  

The Gold Coast Titans have granted centre Jamal Idris an immediate release from the final three years of his contract with the club on compassionate grounds, allowing him to return to Sydney to join the Penrith Panthers.

The Titans have agreed to release Idris effective immediately after the 23-year-old expressed his desire to return to Sydney to be closer to his family.

The move has opened up an opportunity for talented Panthers speedster Brad Tighe to join the Titans on a two-year contract for seasons 2014-15. Read more

Cowboys lock in Broncos, Titans trials

Wednesday November 20, 2013 by  

Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston is set to return to one of his old hometowns when North Queensland plays its final 2014 pre-season trial match against the Gold Coast Titans in Toowoomba in February.

The Queensland and Australian Kangaroos superstar was a secondary school student at St Mary’s College in Toowoomba and played football for the All Whites club, now known as Brothers.

The Cowboys squad for the Saturday, February 22 fixture will not be selected until closer to gameday but it is likely Thurston will be included in what will be the team’s last hitout under new head coach Paul Green before the opening round of the 2014 NRL season. Read more

Henry joins Titans as Assistant Coach

Monday September 30, 2013 by  

The Gold Coast Titans have bolstered the club’s coaching ranks for 2014, with official confirmation that former North Queensland Cowboys Head Coach Neil Henry will join the club as an Assistant Coach next season.

Henry has agreed to join the club for season 2014 in a new appointment working alongside the club’s existing NRL coaching staff in Head Coach John Cartwright and Assistant Coaches Steve Murphy and Trevor Gillmeister.

The terms of the contract ensures Henry is fully committed to the Titans for season 2014. Read more

Bird wins Paul Broughton Medal

Wednesday September 25, 2013 by  

Gold Coast Titans Co-Captain Greg Bird has tonight capped an outstanding year in all forms of the game by claiming the Paul Broughton Medal at the seventh annual Titans Awards Night at Jupiters Hotel & Casino.

A strong start to the year helped Bird establish a handy lead and despite a mid-season charge from centre Jamal Idris, who missed the final nine games of the season with a broken leg, the Co-Captain held on to win by four points.

Idris produced a sizzling seven-week charge midway through the season, picking up 17 of his 22 points from rounds 8-15 to take the lead after 15 rounds. Read more

Titans recruit promising quartet

Wednesday August 14, 2013 by  

The Gold Coast Titans have added further depth to their developing roster for season 2014 and beyond with the recruitment of four promising signings.

Centres Maurice Blair (Melbourne Storm) and Siuatonga Likiliki (Newcastle Knights) will join the club’s exciting young backline next season, while 2012 NYC Team of the Year member Paul Carter (Bulldogs) and current Under-20s halfback Christian Hazard (South Sydney Rabbitohs) will add further depth in the forward pack and halves respectively.

Blair, Carter and Hazard will join the club on two-year contracts for seasons 2014 and 2015, while Likiliki joins the club on a one-year agreement for 2014. Read more

Inaugural Titan O’Dwyer to retire

Friday August 9, 2013 by  

Inaugural Gold Coast Titans utility Luke O’Dwyer has today announced that season 2013 will be his last in the NRL, with the 30-year-old deciding to retire at the end of the season.

As he prepares to play his milestone 100th match for the Titans against the Bulldogs on Monday night, Tweed Heads product O’Dwyer has made the decision to retire after a 10-year career at the top.

O’Dwyer made his NRL debut for Parramatta in 2004 and enjoyed three-seasons with the Eels before returning home to the Gold Coast for the Titans’ inaugural year in 2007. Read more

Harrison joins 100 club for Titans

Tuesday June 25, 2013 by  

The Gold Coast Titans have today named back rower Ashley Harrison to play his 100th game for the club in Sunday’s Round 16 clash against the Knights at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle.

Harrison becomes only the eighth player in Titans history to reach the 100-game milestone for the club as he embarks on his sixth season on the Gold Coast.

The 32-year-old joins current teammates Mark Minichiello, Luke Bailey and William Zillman and former Titans players Preston Campbell, Scott Prince, Anthony Laffranchi, Nathan Friend in joining the 100-club. Read more