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Titans to rest Campbell

Preston Campbell will be rested this Friday nights match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs as the Titans are set to recall Will Zillman from the Qld Cup. While Campbell’s condition had improved significantly after suffering a heavy concussion in the Titans’ round-one win over the Warriors, the club’s medical staff won’t risk the pint-sized custodian given his history of head knocks. The Titans are also keen to reward Zillman, who took his first-round omission from the top grade on the chin and starred in difficult conditions playing state league for Ipswich against Easts Tigers. Prop Matt White will be named, but is anything but certain to play after he was a late scratching from the Warriors match with a virus. White has been battling with the complaint since the Titans’ final trial match in Darwin and has been sent for more tests.

Round 1 Teams – Titans Update

*Updated* GOLD Coast co-captain Luke Bailey has declared himself a certain starter for the Round 1 match-up against New Zealand Warriors at Skilled Park next Sunday.

Gold Coast forward Luke Bailey ($266,500 FRF) is in doubt for his clubs first round clash against the Warriors after suffering a flare up to a knee injury yesterday at training. In an untimely headache for the Gold Coast just eight days out from their season opener at Skilled Park, Bailey hobbled off the training paddock during contact work yesterday. “We’re pretty confident he’ll be fine, we don’t think he’s hurt his medial ligaments again, he just got a knock in the same area,” Cartwright said. Bailey first suffered the ligament tear during the Gold Coast’s pre-season trial win against South Sydney at Coffs Harbour. With fellow frontline prop Michael Henderson ($180,700 FRF) also hoping to be fit after surgery on his toe this week, Bodene Thompson (Not Listed) and Will Matthews ($124,800 2RF/FRF) are pressing hard for berths. While Bailey and Henderson are in doubt, ex-Test forward Brad Meyers ($206,200 2RF)(sternum) is fit, as is Matt White ($175,700 FRF), a late withdrawal from the Titans’ final trial with a virus. In other news, it is believed Melbourne Storm recruit Joseph Tomane ($99,700 CTW/FB) has edged ex-Kiwi Test star Clinton Toopi (Not Listed) for the right centre jumper. Tomane is set to link with Papua New Guinea Test flyer David Mead ($93,500 CTW/FB).