Sam Lisone was huge in 2020.
Often an unsung member of the Titans pack, Lisone played 18 games across the season after joining from the New Zealand Warriors.
Reaching 100 games during the season, the 26-year-old’s experience and impact coming off the bench was enough to see him have his time on the Gold Coast extended.
Lisone says it was a conversation with Titans Coach Justin Holbrook that convinced him to make the move, and he’s glad he did.
“He told me exactly where he sees me in the team and I felt valued,” Lisone said.
“Justin said he had been watching me since the under 20s and liked my key strengths and the way I play.
“He showed me where the Club is heading and how I have what this team needs. I was a piece in the puzzle.”
Lisone has formed strong relationships with his Titans team-mates and says this was valuable during 2020 when he wasn’t able to see family or friends in New Zealand.
“I’ve got no family here, just me by myself,” Lisone said.
“The Titans is my family.”
Having missed just two games this year with injury, the prop has made an impact coming off the bench and has developed a powerful combination with Moeaki Fotuaika.
Lisone is locked in at the Titans until the end of the 2022 season and will be again looking to lead from the front again when the side resumes pre-season training in November.