Aquis Gold Coast Titans hooker Pat Politoni will this Friday night make his club debut when the Titans play the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.

Politoni was last year part of the successful Burleigh Bears outfit and was rewarded with a contract at NRL level for 2017. An arm injury early in the season has hampered his progress but after a few weeks in the Intrust Super Cup and with Nathan Peats part of the NSW Origin side, the 26-year-old will finally get his chance in the number nine jersey.

Will Zillman replaces Jarryd Hayne (State of Origin) at fullback and Nathaniel Peteru will take the place of Jarrod Wallace (State of Origin) in the front row. The side will also be missing Kane Elgey (sternum) and Karl Lawton (shoulder), with Chris McQueen shifting to five-eighth and Kevin Proctor returns from suspension, for his first match since round nine, in the second row.  Eddy Pettybourne has also been named to make his return at NRL level for his first appearance since round two.

NRL v Rabbitohs

Friday, 16 June

ANZ Stadium

7.50pm

NYC v Rabbitohs

Friday, 16 June

ANZ Stadium

5.35pm

1. William Zillman

1. Phillip Sami

2. Anthony Don

2. Jordan Birch

3. Dale Copley

3. Keenan Yorston

4. Konrad Hurrell

4. Daniel Brownbill

5. John Olive

5. Tyler Ingram

6. Chris McQueen

6. Ethan Roberts ©

7. Ash Taylor

7. Bostyn Hakaraia

8. Nathaniel Peteru

8. Moeaki Fotuaika

9. Pat Politoni

9. Corey Manicaros

10. Ryan James ©

10. Blake Lenehan

11. Kevin Proctor

11. Rory Lillis

12. Joe Greenwood

12. Apiata Noema ©

13. Leivaha Pulu

13. Keegan Hipgrave

 

 

15. Morgan Boyle

14. Zae Wallace

16. Eddy Pettybourne

15. Justin Fai

17. Max King

16. Luke Mastroianni

22. Paterika Vaivai

17. Ben Thomas

18. Ben Nakubuwai

18. Jake Sparey

19. Phillip Sami

19. Tre Williams

20. Keegan Hipgrave

20. Tye Barry

21. Jamal Fogarty

21. Jack Peacock

 

22. Darius Farmer

 

23. Kobe Tararo

Coach: Neil Henry

Coach: Ben Woolf