So it’s only fair the retiring Gold Coast skipper gets the chance to end Parker’s career earlier than he would like.
Parker has never left Brisbane in 345 games.
Friend is back at the Titans for a second and final stint, having started alongside Parker at Red Hill with one solitary game for the Broncos in 2002.
He went to Melbourne, then the Gold Coast. Then across the ditch, where in 2012 he played 75 minutes and made 49 tackles for the Warriors with a broken jaw, sustained in an attempted tackle on Parker.