New faces named for Warriors trial
Tuesday 5 February 2013 3:22 PM
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans have today named a 23-man squad for Saturday’s opening trial match against the New Zealand Warriors at Pizzey Park, Miami.
The Titans will welcome several new faces with Matt Russell, Mark Ioane, Albert Kelly and Mark O’Dare all playing their first games for the club. Russell comes to the Titans from Wigan/Hull FC and will play his first game on Australian soil, having spent last season in the English Super League.
Ioane and Kelly will make their unofficial club debuts also having joined from Canberra and Newcastle respectively in the off-season, with both men hoping to continue to build on what they have produced on the training paddock over the past three months.
O’Dare will play his first game of Rugby League since arriving on the Gold Coast from Sydney University (Union).
The game also marks the return of Jordan Atkins to the club, with the former Titan joining on a trial basis after spending two years with the Parramatta Eels.
The Titans will be without Greg Bird, Aidan Sezer, Ryan James and Ashley Harrison who are all involved in the NRL All-Star game.
What : NRL Trial - Titans vs Warriors
When : Saturday, Feb 9
Where : Pizzey Park, Miami
Kickoff : 5:15pm
1. Matt Russell 2. Anthony Don 3. Steve Michaels 4. Jordan Atkins 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Beau Henry 7. Jordan Rankin 8. Luke Douglas 9. Matt Srama 10. Matt White 11. Ben Ridge 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Luke O’Dwyer
Interchange 14. Luke Page 15. Mark Ioane 16. Cody Nelson 17. Albert Kelly 18. Beau Falloon 19. Shane Gray 20. Sam Irwin 21. Jahrome Hughes 22. Mark O’Dare 23. Shaun Carney
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