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A giant of two NRL clubs, Anthony Laffranchi enjoyed a career many could only dream of.

Laffranchi was a part of history at the Wests Tigers as a member of the club’s first premiership team in 2005, when the Tigers beat the North Queensland Cowboys in that year’s grand final.

After six years with the Tigers, in 2007 Laffranchi moved to the Gold Coast to join the Titans for their inaugural year.

Laffranchi played in the club’s first game against the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium, and later that same year was named alongside Luke Bailey as co-winners of the Titans’ best-and-fairest award, the Paul Broughton Medal.

Laffranchi’s toughness, durability and ball-playing ability saw him play four State of Origin games for NSW and five Tests for Australia between 2008 and 2009.

At the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, Laffranchi also had the chance to represent his family heritage, turning out for Italy alongside Titans teammate Mark Minichiello, playing three Tests.

After five seasons with the Titans, Laffranchi finished his career in England, playing for three years with Super League powerhouse St Helens.

Once his playing days were over, Laffranchi returned to the club he helped create, taking up the position of Football Manager with the Titans.

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West Tigers 102 NRL matches
Gold Coast Titans 102 NRL matches
St Helens 71 SL matches
NSW 4 Origin games
Australia 5 Tests
Italy 3 Tests

Anthony Laffranchi will join a host of Titans Legends and former Broncos Greats in the 2019 Deadly Choices All Stars International, being played at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday 27 July.

The match will be played as the curtain-raiser to the NRL blockbuster between the Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos.

The Deadly Choices #AllStar Invitational kicks off from 3:30pm, with the NRL Queensland derby kicking off at 5:30pm.

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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.