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THE WRAP: Season 2015

Season 2015 was one of promise for the Aquis Titans as the playing roster underwent change and young talent developed as the year progressed.

Despite finishing 14th on the ladder, after being in the top eight before a string of injuries in crucial play-making positions contributed to a loss of momentum, the Titans provided eight senior representative players, the Dally M centre of the year in James Roberts, Ken Stephen Medal winner in Luke Douglas and a candidate for the rookie of the year in Kane Elgey.

With the grand final now over, the North Queensland Cowboys celebrate their first premiership and all the awards nights have now been completed, it's an appropriate time to provide a complete statistical review at the Titans’ 2015 season.

SEASON’S KEY STATISTICS

Played: 24; won 9, lost 15. Position: 14th.

Points: 439 (against 636)

Tries: 76 (against 113).

Average home crowd: 11,251

Completions: 72%

INDIVIDUAL STATS LEADERS

Appearances: James Roberts 24, Luke Douglas 24, Josh Hoffman 24, David Mead 22, Ryan James 21, Eddy Pettybourne 21, Lachlan Burr 20.

Points: Aidan Sezer 151 (3 tries, 51 goals, 1 field goal), James Roberts 66 (16 tries, 1 goal), Anthony Don 48 (12 tries), Kane Elgey 44 (6 tries, 10 goals)

Tries: James Roberts 16, Anthony Don 12, Kane Elgey 6, Josh Hoffman 6, Kalifa Faifai Loa 5, Ryan James 5.

Tackles (avg. per game): Luke Douglas 34.1, Nate Myles 33.8, Daniel Mortimer 31.9, Ryan James 30, Lachlan Burr 27.4, Greg Bird 25.9.

Metre gained (avg. per game): Nene Macdonald 134, Kevin Gordon 120, David Mead 117, Greg Bird 113, Kalifa Faifai Loa 110, Josh Hoffman 106, James Roberts 105.

Hit-ups/runs (avg. per game): Nene Macdonald 14.2, Greg Bird 13.3, Josh Hoffman 12.3, Kalifa Faifai Loa 12, Ryan James 11.9, Luke Douglas 11.5, Eddy Pettybourne 11.4.

Line breaks (for season): Anthony Don 13, James Roberts 13, David Mead 6, Nene Macdonald 6, Agnatius Paasi 5.

NRL DEBUTS: Kane Elgey, Leva Li.

CLUB DEBUTS: Joss Hoffman, Lachlan Burr, Eddy Pettybourne, Ryan Simpkins, Agnatius Paasi, Kierran Moseley, Matt Robinson, Nene Macdonald, Chad Redman, Nathaniel Peteru, Leva Li, David Hala.

REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS

Australia: Greg Bird, Nate Myles

State of Origin: Nate Myles (Queensland) all 3 games

City Origin: James Roberts

Country Origin: Ryan James, David Mead

Indigenous All Stars: Kierran Moseley, Ryan James, Brad Tighe.

NRL All Stars: Dave Taylor

PNG: Nene Macdonald (while contracted to Sydney Roosters)

NSW under-20s Origin: Brian Kelly

Queensland under-20s: Oshae Tuiasau, Karl Lawton

Australian Schoolboys: Tyronne Roberts-Davis, David Fauid

TITANS AWARDS

NRL

Paul Broughton Medal: Luke Douglas

Members’ Most Valuable Player: James Roberts

The Preston Award: Anthony Don

XXXX Try of the Year: James Roberts (round 23 v Bulldogs)

Rookie of the Year: Kane Elgey

Community Award: Ben Ridge

NYC

Player of the Year: Shaun Hudson

Players’ Player: Oshae Tuiasau

True Titans: Hayden Schwass

EXTERNAL AWARDS

NRL

Ken Stephen Medal: Luke Douglas

Dally M Centre of the Year: James Roberts

Academic Team of the Year: Luke Douglas

NYC

NSWRL under-20s rep player of the year: Brian Kelly

Academic Team of the Year: Hayden Schwass

PLAYERS’ 2015 STATISTICS

PLAYER

POSITION

P

T

G

FG

PTS

TK

ARM

HU

Greg Bird

Lock

12

0

2

0

4

311

1363

137

Lachlan Burr

Back row

20

1

0

0

4

548

1619

188

Anthony Don

Winger

16

12

0

0

48

45

1555

0

Luke Douglas

Prop

24

0

0

0

0

819

2426

221

Kane Elgey

Halfback

16

6

10

0

44

192

695

0

Kalifa Faifai Loa

Winger

7

5

0

0

20

25

772

2

Beau Falloon

Hooker

12

0

0

0

0

275

259

6

Kevin Gordon

Winger

6

1

1

0

6

11

722

2

David Hala

Prop

2

0

0

0

0

20

76

9

Josh Hoffman

Fullback / centre

24

6

0

0

24

164

2540

3

Mark Ioane

Prop

10

1

0

0

4

153

361

33

Ryan James

Second row/ prop

21

5

0

0

20

629

2002

244

Levi Li

Winger

1

0

0

0

0

2

98

0

Nene Macdonald

Centre / winger

15

4

0

0

16

87

2013

5

David Mead

Fullback

22

5

0

0

20

121

2579

8

Daniel Mortimer

Halfback / hooker

17

0

2

0

4

543

681

5

Kierran Moseley

Hooker

16

1

0

0

4

482

527

17

Nate Myles

Prop

16

0

0

0

0

540

1515

140

Agnatius Paasi

Second row

18

2

0

0

8

384

1527

150

Nathaniel Peteru

Prop

5

1

0

0

4

74

298

28

Edward Pettybourne

Prop / second row

21

0

0

0

0

416

2250

216

Chad Redman

Hooker

7

1

0

0

4

171

216

10

Ben Ridge

Second Row

4

0

0

0

0

110

270

29

James Roberts

Winger

24

16

1

0

66

289

2528

7

Matt Robinson

Second Row

6

0

0

0

0

125

349

37

Aidan Sezer

Five-eighth

18

3

51

1

115

303

1332

0

Ryan Simpkins

Lock

6

0

0

0

0

142

331

39

Matt Srama

Hooker

3

0

0

0

0

58

88

0

Dave Taylor

Second row

19

4

0

0

16

363

1970

166

Brad Tighe

Centre

5

1

0

0

4

41

404

0

Matt White

Prop

15

0

0

0

0

318

1074

102

William Zillman

Fullback / centre

10

3

0

0

12

79

1017

3