David Mead

Mead could miss PM's XIII game

With the PM's XIII team one of the strongest in recent memory and to be captained by Greg Inglis, Papua New Guinea officials named Mead and fellow NRL stars Nene Macdonald, Ray Thompson, Bulldogs-bound Rhyse Martin and Storm signing Justin Olam in a team that is dominated by members of the PNG Hunters team that competes in Queensland's Intrust Super Cup.

David Mead: Why I chose the Broncos

One of the longest-serving members of the Titans and the club's all-time leading try-scorer, Mead advised teammates that he would be joining Brisbane on a one-year deal immediately after the Broncos ended their season in the elimination final last Friday.

He followed that up with an Instagram post on the Saturday morning confirming the move but has declined the opportunity to speak about his decision until now.

David Mead down with knee injury

Mead explained that he has sustained a posterior cruciate ligament injury which is a mild to moderate pain in the knee and can cause a slight limp or difficulty walking.

He sustained the injury during the Titan’s match against Penrith Panthers in round 11 last weekend.

“I was diving in the corner to score a try and my knee was on the ground and someone landed on my hip and my knee just twisted a bit.

“I will have to keep the leg straight for about four weeks,” Mead explained.

David Mead sends best wishes to PNG teams

Both teams will be playing international tournaments on home soil in the coming days.

The PNG men’s soccer team is among eight countries that will be participating in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup over the next three weeks.

PNG Barramundis will be playing against Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League Championship on Saturday May 28 and on the 30th.

“Good luck to David Muta and the National Men’s Soccer team during the OFC matches over the next three weeks.

Mead to captain PNG LNG Kumuls

The news was announced this week by Kumuls coach, Michael Marum

“David (Mead) has been a PNG Kumul since 2008.

“ He is one of the most senior players in the side now and with his NRL experience having played for the Gold Coast Titans since 2009 at the highest level, I have every confidence he will lead the Kumuls well during our preparations this week and the game against Fiji on Saturday,” said Marum.

Marum added there will be no vice-captain for this game.

Mead represented PNG at the 2008 World Cup in Australia and the 2013 World Cup in England.

Mead retained as Titans fullback

On the back of their 30-12 win over Newcastle last Sunday Henry has taken the luxury of naming both Zillman and Luke Douglas (suspension) on an extended bench while retaining the same 13 that took the field against the Knights.

Interchange forward Eddy Pettybourne is in doubt with a severe cork to his thigh which would open the door for Douglas, the club's reigning player of the year, to come straight back into the 17.

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Kiunga under siege after man shot dead

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The mining township of Kiunga in the Western Province was brought to a standstill after rioting and looting broke out today.

Portion 152 LNG plant landowners threaten to shutdown project

Mead ready to lead Titans young guns

Heading into the 2016 season Mead and co-captain William Zillman are the only two backs who have played more than 100 games for the Titans, Mead's connection stretching back nine seasons to Gold Coast's inaugural under-20s team in 2008.

Named on the wing for Saturday night's trial against the Rabbitohs at Pizzey Park, the 27-year-old will be surrounded by youngsters pushing for inclusion in Neil Henry's Round 1 team to face the Knights.