2008 Gold Coast Titans season

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2008 Gold Coast Titans season
NRL 13th
2008 record Wins: 10; Draws: 0; Losses: 14
Points scored For: 476; Against: 586
Team information
CEO Michael Searle
Coach John Cartwright
Captain
Stadium Skilled Park
Avg. Attend. 21,618
High. Attend. 27,176
Top scorers
Tries Anthony Laffranchi (12)
Goals Scott Prince (51)
Points Scott Prince (124)
2007 List of seasons 2009 >

The 2008 Gold Coast Titans season was the 2nd in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2008 Telstra Premiership coached by John Cartwright and co-captained by Luke Bailey and Scott Prince. After 10 rounds of the premiership the Titans found themselves leading the competition with 7 wins from 9 games before slumping to finish the regular season 13th (out of 16) and failing to make the finals. Preston Campbell was awarded the Paul Broughton Medal for the club's player of the year.[1]

Summary[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Squad list[edit]

Gold Coast Titans
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated:
Source(s): Titans 2008 Squad

Squad movement[edit]

Gains[edit]

Players Previous Club Until End of Notes
Brenton Bowen North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
2009
[2]
Aaron Cannings Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
2010
[3]
Matthew Cross Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2009
[4]
Ashley Harrison Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
2010
[5]
Ben Jeffery Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
2009
[6]
Billy Ngawini Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs
2008
[7]

Losses[edit]

Players Club Until End of Notes
Matt Hilder Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
2009
[8]
Richard Mathers Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors
2010
[9]
David Myles Retired
Lelea Paea Released
Matthew Petersen Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Mid-season)
2010
[10]
Jake Webster HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
2010
[11]

Re-signings[edit]

Players Club Until End of Notes
Preston Campbell Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2009
[12]
Nathan Friend Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2009
[13]
Josh Graham Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2010
[14]
Michael Henderson Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2012
[15]
Anthony Laffranchi Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2011
[16]
Will Matthews Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2011
[17]
Brad Meyers Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2010
[18]
Jordan Rankin Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2011
[19]
Shannon Walker Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2010
[20]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 17 0 7 2 584 282 +302 38
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 17 0 7 2 645 355 +290 38
3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 17 0 7 2 451 384 +67 38
4 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 15 0 9 2 511 446 +65 34
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 1 9 2 560 452 +108 33
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 640 527 +113 30
7 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 13 0 11 2 489 378 +111 30
8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 13 0 11 2 502 567 -65 30
9 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 12 0 12 2 516 486 +30 28
10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 528 560 -32 26
11 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 11 0 13 2 501 547 -46 26
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 10 1 13 2 504 611 -107 25
13 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 10 0 14 2 476 586 -110 24
14 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 453 666 -213 20
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 5 0 19 2 474 638 -164 14
16 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 5 0 19 2 433 782 -349 14

Fixtures[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Friday, 14 March Round 1 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Skilled Park 36 – 18[dead link] Atkins (4), Bailey, Laffranchi Prince (6/8) 26,974
Monday, 24 March Round 2 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium 12 – 30[dead link] Friend, Minichiello Prince (2/2) 10,521
Saturday, 29 March Round 3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Skilled Park 18 – 4[dead link] Rogers, Meyers, Atkins Prince (3/3), Jeffery (0/1) 19,050
Saturday, 5 April Round 4 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Skilled Park 32 – 12[dead link] Bailey, O'Dwyer, Laffranchi, Conn, Jeffery, Minichiello Prince (4/7) 17,381
Friday, 11 April Round 5 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium 28 – 20[dead link] Petersen, Cannings, Friend, Prince, Graham Prince (4/5) 13,321
Friday, 18 April Round 6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Skilled Park 26 – 24[dead link] Petersen (3), Harrison, Laffranchi Prince (3/5) 27,176
Sunday, 27 April Round 7 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Skilled Park 36 – 24[dead link] Harrison, Jeffery, Meyers, Campbell, Laffranchi, Bowen Prince (6/7) 25,310
Saturday, 3 May Round 8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium 12 – 13[dead link] Prince, Minichiello Prince (2/2) 21,280
Round 9 Bye
Friday, 16 May Round 10 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Skilled Park 24 – 20[dead link] Samau, Meyers, Luke O'Dwyer, Prince Prince (4/5) 22,676
Sunday, 25 May Round 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval 18 – 20[dead link] Cannings, Bowen, Campbell Prince (3/3) 17,493
Sunday, 1 June Round 12 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium 14 – 30[dead link] Minichiello, O'Dwyer, Delaney Prince (1/3) 8,214
Monday, 9 June Round 13 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Skilled Park 18 – 0[dead link] Delaney, Meyers, Jeffery Rogers (3/4) 19,409
Round 14 Bye
Monday, 23 June Round 15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium 23 – 24[dead link] Laffranchi (2), Prince, Atkins Prince (4/6) 9,827
Saturday, 28 June Round 16 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Skilled Park 22 – 26[dead link] Jeffery, Delaney, O'Dwyer, Rogers Rogers (3/5) 26,453
Friday, 4 July Round 17 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Skilled Park 14 – 34[dead link] Laffranchi (2) Rogers (3/3) 21,374
Friday, 11 July Round 18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium 32 – 28[dead link] Jeffery (2), Rapana (2), Rogers, Graham Rogers (4/6) 10,762
Saturday, 19 July Round 19 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Skilled Park 22 – 36[dead link] Rapana, O'Dwyer, Laffranchi, Hodgson Rogers (3/4) 17,759
Saturday, 26 July Round 20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium 4 – 46[dead link] Laffranchi Davis (0/1) 8,700
Friday, 1 August Round 21 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Olympic Park Stadium 4 – 44[dead link] Rapana Rogers (0/1) 9,400
Monday, 11 August Round 22 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Skilled Park 12 – 32[dead link] Rapana, Meyers Campbell (2/2) 15,136
Saturday, 16 August Round 23 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium 26 – 20[dead link] Laffranchi (2), Rogers, Campbell, Tonga Prince (3/5) 17,605
Friday, 22 August Round 24 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium 21 – 25[dead link] Campbell, Rogers, Josh Graham Prince (4/4) & (FG) 39,757
Monday, 1 September Round 25 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval 10 – 28[dead link] Cooper, Atkins Prince (1/2) 14,755
Sunday, 7 September Round 26 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Skilled Park 12 – 28[dead link] Prince, Delaney Prince (2/2) 20,723
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw       Bye

Statistics[edit]

Name App T G FG Pts
Amos, ClintClint Amos 6 0 0 0 0
Atkins, JordanJordan Atkins 14 7 0 0 28
Bailey, LukeLuke Bailey 9 2 0 0 8
Berdie, SelasiSelasi Berdie 1 0 0 0 0
Bowen, BrentonBrenton Bowen 5 2 0 0 8
Campbell, PrestonPreston Campbell 21 4 2 0 20
Cannings, AaronAaron Cannings 15 2 0 0 8
Conn, DanielDaniel Conn 16 1 0 0 4
Cooper, GavinGavin Cooper 14 1 0 0 4
Cross, MatthewMatthew Cross 3 0 0 0 0
Davis, BradBrad Davis 6 0 0 0 0
Delaney, BrettBrett Delaney 23 4 0 0 16
Friend, NathanNathan Friend 21 2 0 0 8
Graham, JoshJosh Graham 23 3 0 0 12
Harrison, AshleyAshley Harrison 20 2 0 0 8
Henderson, MichaelMichael Henderson 7 0 0 0 0
Hodgson, MichaelMichael Hodgson 22 1 0 0 4
Jeffery, BenBen Jeffery 19 6 0 0 24
Laffranchi, AnthonyAnthony Laffranchi 20 12 0 0 48
Lewis, JoshJosh Lewis 2 0 0 0 0
Matthews, WillWill Matthews 9 0 0 0 0
Meyers, BradBrad Meyers 15 5 0 0 20
Minichiello, MarkMark Minichiello 16 4 0 0 16
Ngawini, BillyBilly Ngawini 1 0 0 0 0
O'Dwyer, LukeLuke O'Dwyer 21 5 0 0 20
Petersen, MatthewMatthew Petersen 4 4 0 0 16
Prince, ScottScott Prince 16 5 51 2 124
Rankin, JordanJordan Rankin 1 0 0 0 0
Rapana, JordanJordan Rapana 5 5 0 0 20
Rogers, MatMat Rogers 17 5 16 0 52
Samau, SmithSmith Samau 1 1 0 0 4
Stosic, JamesJames Stosic 16 0 0 0 0
Swain, LukeLuke Swain 11 0 0 0 0
Tonga, EsikeliEsikeli Tonga 5 1 0 0 4
Walker, ShannonShannon Walker 3 0 0 0 0
Totals 84 69 2 476

Source: NRL 2008 - Gold Coast Titans Summary

Representative honours[edit]

The following players played a representative match in 2008.

Australian Kangaroos

Mate Ma'a Tonga

NSW Blues

NSW City Origin

NSW Country Origin

Queensland Maroons

Toa Samoa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Matt (26 September 2008). "Preston Campbell wins Titans player of year award". The Courier Mail. 
  2. ^ "Bowen signs two-year deal with Titans". The Brisbane Times. 20 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Titans sign Parra prop". The Brisbane Times. 5 June 2007. 
  4. ^ Marshall, Matt (3 September 2008). "Melbourne Storm snaps up unhappy Titan Matt Cross". The Herald Sun. 
  5. ^ "Titans snare Harrison". ABC News. 12 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Jeffery joins Titans". The Weekly Times Online. 27 June 2007. 
  7. ^ "Future Titans stars step up". goldcoast.com.au. 18 February 2008. 
  8. ^ "Hilder hooking in". The Newcastle Herald. 1 May 2008. 
  9. ^ Hampson, Andy (7 November 2007). "Mathers move delights Noble". Sportinglife.com. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Matt Petersen released by Gold Coast Titans for England". The Daily Telegraph. 4 May 2008. 
  11. ^ Turgeon, Luke (30 August 2007). "Ready to take centre stage". goldcoast.com.au. 
  12. ^ "Titans re-sign Campbell". The Courier Mail. 1 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "Friend extends Titan deal". Foxsports. 22 April 2008. 
  14. ^ "Graham re-signs for two years". The Courier Mail. 30 April 2008. 
  15. ^ "Michael Henderson re-signs". The Daily Telegraph. 17 July 2008. 
  16. ^ "Bailey confident, Laffranchi re-signs". Foxsports. 12 May 2008. 
  17. ^ "Former Kyogle junior Will Matthews re-signed by Titans; to make NRL debut". The Far North Coaster. 25 June 2008. 
  18. ^ "Former Origin prop to sign new deal with Gold Coast Titans". The Courier Mail. 20 August 2008. 
  19. ^ Turgeon, Luke (6 August 2008). "Rankin signs new deal". goldcoast.com.au. 
  20. ^ "Walker re-signs with Titans". The Daily Telegraph. 7 May 2008. 

Coordinates: 28°4′1″S 153°22′44″E / 28.06694°S 153.37889°E / -28.06694; 153.37889 (Skilled Park)