Gold Coast Titans

Titans re-sign Holbrook until end of 2024

Holbrook has recommitted to the club until the end of 2024 to ensure he is not caught up in the code's annual coaching merry-go-round.

The rookie mentor was already signed for another 12 months on his original Titans contract but as revealed by NRL.com earlier this month, the club was proactive in starting negotiations early with their coach.

His new three-year deal binds the club and coach together longer than any of his contemporaries in the most cut-throat of businesses.

Warriors still searching for back-to-back wins

The home side made five errors and blew their captain's challenge inside the first 15 minutes and invited the Warriors to take control of the contest.

Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was happy to oblige, using some dazzling footwork to open the scoring in just the fourth minute with his 50th NRL try.

When Peta Hiku produced a superb pass to put Ken Maumalo over just four minutes later the Warriors led 12-0.

The Titans then steadied the ship and it was veteran winger Anthony Don who got them on the board in the 20th minute after good lead-up by Corey Thompson.

NRL players stood down for refusing flu jab

The NRL, which suspended its 2020 season in March at the start of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, is planning to resume matches behind closed doors on 28 May and had asked players to have the flu shots as part of biosecurity protocols.

Three players at the Titans club in the south of Queensland were among those who refused and the state's chief health officer Jeannette Young said they had been stood down.

"I've had a discussion with [the NRL] this morning and they've stood down those three players at the moment until we work out what it means," she told reporters.

Titans release Leilani Latu to Super League

Latu joined the Titans in 2018 from Penrith after 49 NRL games for the Panthers.

The 26-year-old Indigenous All-Stars and Tongan representative has struggled for regular NRL game time at the Titans, with nine appearances over the past two seasons on the Gold Coast.

Titans Head of Performance and Culture Mal Meninga said the Club was understanding of Latu’s desire to chase a fresh start.

Gold Coast turn to 'chippies' as Ash Taylor ruled out

With a challenging three-week stretch on the road coming on the back of an ill-disciplined 21-0 loss to the Raiders on Sunday night, Brennan will put his faith in two carpenters in a restoration project of a different kind.
Scans on Monday confirmed that Roberts will miss up to three weeks with an Achilles tendon strain while Taylor's 2019 campaign won't commence until round three at the earliest as he spends another week recovering from a quadriceps injury.

‘Disappointing’, ‘dumb’, ‘schoolboy stuff’: Garth Brennan blasts Titans after loss to Cowboys

Following a 54-8 hammering at the hands of St George Illawarra back in round three, the Titans looked to have turned a corner to win two of their next three games against Brisbane and Manly.

But all that good work was brought undone at 1300 Smiles Stadium, as the Cowboys went on to break their five-game losing streak.

Boyle inspired by famous father's tough love

The 21-year-old forward is the son of rugged former Canberra Raiders utility David Boyle, who played 117 games for the Green Machine in the 1990s.

"I talk to Dad before and after games and he says I’ve got to take it more personally and be more aggressive on the field," Boyle told NRL.com.

"He wants me to hit more with my shoulder and bring the old style back in.

Titans Too Good For Broncos

Yes, you read it right. After getting thrashed 54-8 the week before by the St George Illawarra Dragons, the Titans played the entertaining football their coach Garth Brennan promised in the pre-season, and how.

Their captain Ryan James led a forward pack that took on the Broncos in the middle, and won.

Winger Phillip Sami, who hails from the Goodna Eagles club that produced the great Noel Kelly, scored a hat-trick on the back of flair and a welcome penchant for the unorthodox.

Titans stage great escape to beat Raiders

Brennan received a nightmare initiation, watching the Titans concede three tries inside the first 10 minutes.

But he left his first match glowing about the character of his players after they recovered to snatch victory with a Konrad Hurrell try from an Ash Taylor grubber with less than two minutes on the clock.

The rookie mentor wanted the youngest halves pairing in the Telstra Premiership to take control of their team and the end result was Taylor and his partner Kane Elgey creating all five Titans tries.

Konrad Hurrell returns to Tonga to help cyclone-ravaged nation

NRL.com reporter Zac Bailey joined Hurrell as he surprised loved ones in the country’s cyclone-ravaged capital Nuku’alofa.

Hurrell was granted leave from pre-season training by Titans coach Garth Brennan, a decision that gave the Tongan international the chance to lend a hand following the Category 4 cyclone.

Houses were flattened and lives lost in the natural disaster that has crippled the nation.