Cartwright expects "ferocious" encounter
Friday 8 February 2013 4:05 PM
iSelect Gold Coast Titans Head Coach John Cartwright is expecting a ferocious encounter when the Warriors travel to Pizzey Park on Saturday night to take on the Titans and hopes the performance is evident of all the hard work the club has put in during the off-season.
“We’ve put a lot of emphasis on the trials this year, we’ve put a lot of work pre-trials to hopefully nail thing down and we get a chance to get a good look at it tomorrow.
The trial is the Titans first chance to get a look at new signing, Brad Takairangi, who joined the club on a three year deal during the week.
“He is a very versatile guy and he’s played most of his career in the centres. He played a bit of back row when he played first grade at the Roosters but the thing that appealed to us was that his whole junior career was in the centres. He is going to push hard for a spot” said Cartwright.
Cartwright said the match would be a tough encounter, and despite the Warriors naming an inexperienced line-up, they remain a dangerous proposition.
“The Warriors have got a lot of guys where there is competition for spots available in their side. They’re giving a lot of young people a chance and they have always had a very strong Under 20’s side and their second grade side has played semi-final football the last couple of years as well, so I’d say it would be a pretty ferocious game, due to the guys in their going hard for spots.
“I’d never call them a second-string team; you never know what you’re going to be faced with. It’s totally disrespectful to your opposition to call them second string and these guys that are playing tomorrow are all playing for a first grade spot, and as an opposition that’s a dangerous spot to be in, they’re not going to hold nothing back,” said Cartwright.
Idris urges fans to support Xmas appeal
As a child, iSelect Titans star Jamal Idris and his family received much needed support from the St Vincent de Paul Society. Toay it was his turn to give back to the worthy charity as he urged Titans members and fans to help someone less fortunate than them this Christmas.
Check out the photos from the spectacular unveiling of the club’s sleek new BLK home and away jerseys for 2014. iSelect Gold Coast Titans stars Will Zillman, Ashley Harrison and Aidan Sezer skydived onto Surfers Paradise beach.
Titans unveil sleek new 2014 jerseys
iSelect Gold Coast Titans stars Will Zillman, Ashley Harrison and Aidan Sezer today skydived onto Surfers Paradise beach in a spectacular unveiling of the club’s sleek new BLK home and away jerseys for 2014.