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Flying wingers a key matchup as Thompson meets Mead

One is a current Titans fan favourite, the other a former.

Corey Thompson and David Mead will do battle on the wing this week in the Macca's Local Derby, with both looking to add to their try tally at Cbus Super Stadium.

Thompson shone in the Titans round one clash against the Warriors, with the winger scoring a try and involved in creating plenty of attacking opportunities.

The 30-year-old ran for 204 metres with 2 line breaks and 3 tackle breaks in a game that saw him heavily involved.

“I just wanted to get involved in the first game of the year,” Thompson said.

“I made a silly error but that is easily fixed and other than that I thought I played well and I’m looking to build for next week.”

On track to play his 100th game in round nine, Thompson has had his first full pre-season on the Gold Coast after joining the team midway through 2020.

In this seventh season in the NRL, Thompson will be looking to establish a strong combination with Brian Kelly on the left side for the Titans this year.

Mead also had a strong start to 2021, also scoring a try and running for 191 metres in the Broncos first up performance against the Eels.

The 33-year-old returns to the NRL this season after three years playing for Catalans in the Super League.

He had one year at the Broncos before heading overseas, but Titans fans will remember Mead well – he had 8 seasons at the Titans.

In those 8 years, he played 147 games and scored 67 tries for the Gold Coast and sits only behind Anthony Don as the Club’s leading try scorer.

It’ll be a return home to mead as he runs out onto Cbus Super Stadium, this time as the opposition rather than to be cheered on by the Titans Legion.

Both wingers bring a stack of experience and judging by their starts to 2021, they’ll be ones to watch in the Macca's Local Derby this Friday night.