Titans

Whitbread ready for the Taumalolo challenge

With Jai Arrow named to play for the Maroons in Origin I, Jai Whitbread is likely to start at lock for the Titans on Sunday where he will go up against Cowboys colossus Jason Taumalolo.

The 21-year-old was called into the run-on side late last week when Arrow went down with a quadriceps injury during the captain's run and ran for 102 metres in 35 minutes.

More importantly, he limited the impact of Manly giant Martin Taupau.

Titans hooker Nathan Peats ready for fresh start

A tumultuous off-season stretched as far as club ownership, with Rebecca Frizelle and Darryl Kelly’s successful bid given the green light last week.

The Titans also installed a new coach in Garth Brennan. Luke Burt joined as his assistant, and Hayden Knowles, Craig Catterick and Scott Campbell were added to the physical performance team.

The club also parted ways with marquee man Jarryd Hayne, who has returned to the Parramatta Eels.

Titans hopeful of signing Gordon

It is believed the Titans will sign the 34-year-old custodian to a two-year deal if the Roosters allow him to walk away from his contract for next season.

Gordon was set to be moved from his favoured fullback position to the wing next season due to the arrival of NSW star James Tedesco at the Roosters.

Gold Cost are in the market for a fullback following Jarryd Hayne's well-documented switch last Friday to his former club, the Parramatta Eels.

Titans confirm Leilani Latu signing

Latu has been granted a release from the final three years of his contract with the Panthers to link up with Garth Brennan and the Titans. 

The Indigenous All Stars representative was a member of Brennan's successful 2014 Intrust Super Premiership NSW team when both men were at the Panthers. 

"Leilani is a player with a great attitude and is a great clubman," Brennan said. 

"He's had three strong years in the NRL and after discussing the prospect of him coming to the club, I know he's extremely excited about the opportunity. 

Titans captaincy up for grabs

James captained the side stoically throughout a difficult 2017 and is highly regarded for the leadership he provides on and off the field.

Hooker Nathan Peats is also in the mix – he has recommitted to the Titans until the end of the 2020 season and has the respect of everyone at the club.

Brennan will watch prospective candidates during pre-season training before making a decision.

While not guaranteeing anything, he indicated James was in pole position."Ryan is a natural leader, a Gold Coast kid who was born and bred here," Brennan said.

Mariota returns to lead Titans past Colts

Back from a hamstring injury, the returning Titans quarterback completed all six of his passes in the fourth quarter to lead Tennessee over the Colts at Nissan Stadium.

The Colts got a game effort from Jacoby Brissett, in what might be his final start before Andrew Luck returns. Brissett was 21 of 37 for 212 yards and a touchdown.

After Mariota led a scoring drive that ended in a 48-yard Ryan Succop field goal, Brissett had the Colts in position for a touchdown on Indianapolis' opening series.

Titans' shining light shunned Storm move

Sami's form since making his debut in Round 19 has convinced Titans officials that he has a bright future in the NRL and his contract has been upgraded to be included in the club's top 30 for the 2018 season.

It is reward for a physically gifted athlete who has had to come to terms with the work ethic required to even play in the under-20s and he delivered an eye-catching display in his first start in the centres against Canterbury last weekend.

Hayne's Titan days look numbered

The Titans board will reportedly meet today to determine whether to sack coach Neil Henry and dump Hayne after another tumultuous week at the club.

The Gold Coast board met for three hours on Monday to discuss much publicised talk of a feud between Hayne and Henry but deferred a decision until next week.

Pressure was building on the Titans board after speculation a major sponsor who pays a third of Hayne's hefty salary was threatening to cut ties with the Gold Coast due to the controversy.

Wallace ready to lead Titans forward

When the topic of 'buys of the year' has been discussed in recent weeks Wallace's name is rarely mentioned but this time 12 month ago he was a bench forward for the Broncos who had started in just 10 of his 73 career games to date.

But as a Titan he has played in every one of the 17 games he has been available to play in this season, racking up exactly 1,000 minutes at an average of a tick under 59 minutes per game going into Sunday's clash with the Wests Tigers.

Pulu: 'The doctor said I could die'

A man of great faith, Pulu gave praise not only for the surgery that potentially saved his life but also the speed of his recovery that enabled him to make a triumphant return against the Sharks on Saturday night, playing 41 minutes and a critical role in the try scored by Joe Greenwood midway through the second half.

A father of two with a third on the way in the coming months, Pulu spoke to NRL.com about the dire situation he found himself in and the blessings that he has been able to take from it.