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Titans sign local young gun after Kini upgrade

The Gold Coast Titans’ engine room has been further bolstered by the signing of local junior Seth Nikotemo until the end of the 2025 season.

The 19-year-old’s inclusion comes following Keano Kini’s upgrade to the top 30, with the Future Titans alumni taking the young fullback’s place in the club’s development roster.

Graduating from rugby league nursery Keebra Park last year after a stellar season in the Langer Trophy culminating in Queensland Schoolboys selection, Nikotemo was a standout during his pre-season train-and-trial deal at Parkwood with a number of senior players singing his praises, including 100-gamer Moeaki Fotuaika.

Also involved in a number of Queensland Rugby League representative programs, Nikotemo is currently part of the Queensland Emerging Origin squad with every intention to play for the Maroons in this year’s Under 19 clash against New South Wales.

Seth Nikotemo working hard during pre-season training at Parkwood. Photo: Gold Coast Titans
Seth Nikotemo working hard during pre-season training at Parkwood. Photo: Gold Coast Titans

Titans coach Justin Holbrook is pleased to have the Burleigh junior progress as a product of the Gold Coast's pathways system.

“Seth is prime example of hard work as an impressive young local player who went to a whole new level during his recent train-and-trial stint here, catching the eye of a number of our senior forwards,” he said.

“He’s a skilful back-rower with quality footwork and a tremendous work ethic and it’s great we are able to bring him into our full-time roster for the next three seasons, given he’s been a key member of our pathways program since he was 15.

"He has a bright future ahead here at the club and I look forward to seeing him develop through the grades."

Nikotemo will form part of the Titans development list for the next two seasons before joining the top 30 in 2025.

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.