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Junior Titans to raise the curtain this Saturday at Cbus

The Gold Coast Titans JTS (Junior Titans System) under 17 players will take to Cbus Super Stadium ahead of the Titans v Roosters NRL match on Saturday afternoon.

A group of 'generation next' of the Titans elite pathways program will take on a 'Northern Rivers Titans' team that is a mix of players from the northern parts of New South Wales - one of the Titans key catchment areas.

For the 18 players who will make up the Titans JTS side, the pathway to first grade is clear and watching a previous JTS member in Jayden Campbell make his NRL debut last week will inspire the next generation to take their shot.

Following Campbell's NRL debut, fellow JTS alumni AJ Brimson represented the Queensland Maroons on Wednesday night, showing just how far the journey can go.

Titans Elite Player Development Manager Jamie McCormack, said the game was one of the building blocks to the program.

"Playing at Cbus Super Stadium this weekend will give many of the boys a taste of what can lie ahead for them in their rugby league careers," McCormack said.

"We have a lot of talented, local juniors coming through our systems and seeing what Jayden Campbell and AJ Brimson have done in the last week will inspire the next generation."

Reluctant to call out any players individually, McCormack was excited to see what the group could do on the big stage as a precursor to the Titans vs Roosters NRL clash.

"Most of our boys are 16 and 17 years old, so they are still finishing school and this is the early stages of their development, but there will be a lot of talent on the field come Saturday," McCormack said.

"It's exciting for the Titans to have the next wave coming through."

One player to watch will be Seth Nikotemo, a backrower from Keebra Park High School, he is coming off a strong Schools State Carnival where he was unlucky to miss out on the Queensland representative side.

On the other side of the field 16 year old William Semu will be stepping up an age group as he fills the other starting backrow position.

The Marsden talent has shown maturity beyond his age to be included within the under 17s group.

Both backrowers will aim to be on the receiving end of quality ball from Palm Beach Currumbin five-eighth Keano Kini.

The talented ballplayer is returning from an ankle injury sustained playing for Tweed Heads in the Mal Meninga Cup earlier this year and as he reaches full fitness he will be one to watch now and into the future.

Gold Coast Titans JTS u/17s v Northern Rivers Titans u/18s

12:30pm - Gates Open

12:35pm - Kick Off

 3:00pm - Titans v Roosters NRL Match

Cbus Super Stadium