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Toyota Cup : 2010 NRL GRAND FINAL - St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium, Sunday the 3rd of October 2010. Digital Image by Renee McKay  ©

After winning the 2010 National Youth Competition and delivering the Warriors their first piece of official silverware, a special group of players set their sights on first grade.

Fourteen members of the grand final-winning team (including Ben Henry who missed the decider against South Sydney through injury) have gone on to play in the NRL in the five years since; they just didn't get the opportunity to do it together.

Titans pair Mark Ioane and Matt Robinson (pictured side by side nehind the trophy) were both starting members of that Warriors under-20s team in 2010 and return to Auckland on Saturday ready to reacquaint themselves with a club that will always hold a special place in their hearts.

Ioane's place in the Gold Coast team remains at the mercy of Nate Myles's injured calf but he concedes that having created history with the Warriors it was his dream to stay in Auckland and progress to play in the NRL there.


Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.