GOLD Coast Titans head coach Garth Brennan has named his round one team to face the Canberra Raiders on Sunday, 11 March at Cbus Super Stadium – which includes Kiama Knights product Mitch Rein.
In what is an exciting time for the club, Brennan has named seven new recruits in his 21-man squad for the fixture.
Most notably, Jai Arrow will line-up in the front row, with Jarrod Wallace unavailable due to suspension, while hooker Rein will start on the bench.
Back rower Kevin Proctor, winger Anthony Don, forward Morgan Boyle and Arrow are four players who will head into the clash without any trial time to their name but Brennan says they have passed all the necessary tests.
“I wouldn’t risk any players if they weren’t ready,” Brennan said.
“All of them have done everything they needed to and I know the whole squad is ready to go in what will be a big round one game.”
Titans round one squad: 1. Michael Gordon, 2. Anthony Don, 3. Dale Copley, 4. Konrad Hurrell, 5. Phillip Sami, 6. Kane Elgey, 7. Ashley Taylor, 8. Jai Arrow, 9. Nathan Peats, 10. Leilani Latu, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Ryan James (c), 13. Bryce Cartwright, 14. Mitch Rein, 15. Max King, 16. Will Matthews, 17. Morgan Boyle, 18. Joe Greenwood, 19. Jai Whitbread, 20. Tyronne Roberts Davis and 21. Aj Brimson