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Titans name 21 for Cowboys Trial

Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Coach John Cartwright is one step closer to settling on a side for the club’s season opening blockbuster against the Dragons after today naming a strong 21-man line-up for Saturday night’s pre-season trial match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Cairns. After utilising the services of 25 players in last Saturday night’s impressive 42-4 trial match win over Souths in Coffs Harbour, Cartwright has condensed the squad to 21 as he looks to fine-tune combinations in the club’s final pre-season hit-out before the Round 1 clash against the Dragons at Skilled Park on Saturday, March 12. Indigenous All Stars representative Ryan James returns from a one match suspension to play his first pre-season match for the Jetstar Titans, while utility Luke O’Dwyer has been ruled out after sustaining a rib injury in last weekend’s win over the Rabbitohs. Continue reading

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Capewell and Rankin making moves

Greg Bird is set to be packed off to the Gold Coast Titans engine room, leaving two fresh-faced upstarts in a hot battle for the Titans’ No.6 jumper.This is the upshot of the Titans’ impressive trial in Coffs Harbour on Saturday night, when talented pivot prospects Luke Capewell and Jordan Rankin played cameo halves roles in the 42-4 slaughter of South Sydney. The pair are set to be face another acid test against North Queensland Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston in Cairns on Saturday night. If they again pass with shining colours, the Titans’ safe option of shuffling Bird into the No.6 jumper vacated by dual international Mat Rogers could be shelved before the NRL’s opening round to help to cover a long list of injured backrowers. “I want to have a good go this year,” Capewell said. “I’ve got my goals set, and six is where I want to be. Hopefully I can cement a spot there. Continue reading

Titans trial positions, a closer look …

The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans will roll out the big guns in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Head Coach John Cartwright today naming a near full-strength line-up for Saturday night’s pre-season trial match against Souths. Jetstar Titans captain and halfback Scott Prince will form a new-look halves combination with Indigenous All Stars teammate Greg Bird while fellow stars Preston Campbell, Luke Bailey, Ashley Harrison, William Zillman and Coffs Harbour junior Kevin Gordon will all line up for their first pre-season matches for 2011. In a significant step for flyer David Mead, the Papua New Guinean International will play his first game since suffering a season-ending foot injury in Round 16, 2010 after being named in the starting line-up on the wing. Continue reading