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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.

Raiders vs Titans

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.

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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.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Raiders is number 1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
  • Winger for Raiders is number 2 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
  • Centre for Raiders is number 3 Jarrod Croker
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Kallum Watkins
  • Centre for Raiders is number 4 Curtis Scott
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Tyrone Peachey
  • Winger for Raiders is number 5 Nick Cotric
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
  • Five-Eighth for Raiders is number 6 Jack Wighton
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Roberts
  • Halfback for Raiders is number 7 George Williams
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor

Forwards

  • Prop for Raiders is number 8 Josh Papalii
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Raiders is number 9 Josh Hodgson
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Raiders is number 10 Dunamis Lui
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 11 Corey Horsburgh
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Raiders is number 12 Elliott Whitehead
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
  • Lock for Raiders is number 13 Joseph Tapine
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Raiders is number 14 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Nathan Peats
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 15 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jai Whitbread
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 16 Iosia Soliola
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Brian Kelly
  • Interchange for Raiders is number 17 Michael Oldfield
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jaimin Jolliffe