Off-season recruits Sam Lisone and Jaimin Jolliffe will take their place in Titans history on Friday night when they make their Club debuts for the Gold Coast in the NRL season-opening clash against the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium.
Lisone will become Titan No.151 and Jolliffe No.152 on the Titans’ all-time honour board after being given the call-up in a strong and in-form line-up named by Titans Head Coach Justin Holbrook.
Lisone has been impressive since arriving at the Club from the Warriors only a few weeks ago, performing well in the trial win over the Broncos in Redcliffe just days after stepping off the plane, and forcing his way into a starting position in the Titans’ pack.
Similarly Jolliffe, who joined the Titans on a train-and-trial deal from Newtown late last year, has made every post a winner since linking with the Gold Coast, and will be rewarded with his NRL debut off the bench.
Kevin Proctor will captain the Titans from a powerful backrow line-up that includes Bryce Cartwright and Jai Arrow.
Titans NRL Nines captain Mitch Rein held out the challenge from Nathan Peats for the starting hooking role after a quality pre-season, with Peats to bring his versatility to an extended bench.
Holbrook has also overhauled the Titans backline for the season opener, with Kallum Watkins and Tyrone Peachey rewarded for their good pre-season form to be named as the new centre combination.
Anthony Don and Dale Copley, another to shine with his form in the trial matches, will line up on the wing.
Phillip Sami takes over the No.1 jersey, with AJ Brimson (back) and 2019 Paul Broughton Medallist Moeaki Fotuaika (knee) both named on the extended bench as they race the clock to overcome injury complaints and be passed fit to take on the Raiders.
Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadFullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey SimonssonWinger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod CrokerCentre for Titans is number 3 Kallum Watkins
Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis ScottCentre for Titans is number 4 Tyrone Peachey
Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick CotricWinger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack WightonFive-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Roberts
Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George WilliamsHalfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor
Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh PapaliiProp for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh HodgsonHooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis LuiProp for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Horsburgh2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph TapineLock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva HaviliInterchange for Titans is number 14 Nathan Peats
Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre GulerInterchange for Titans is number 15 Jai Whitbread
Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia SoliolaInterchange for Titans is number 16 Brian Kelly
Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Michael OldfieldInterchange for Titans is number 17 Jaimin Jolliffe
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Referee: Dave Munro
- Touch Judge: Phil Henderson
- Touch Judge: Mark Bohan
- Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
- Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein