2010 Gold Coast Titans season

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2010 Gold Coast Titans season
NRL 4th
Play-off result Lost Preliminary Final
(Sydney Roosters, 6-32)
2010 record Wins: 16; Draws: 0; Losses: 10
Points scored For: 554; Against: 546
Team information
CEO Michael Searle
Coach John Cartwright
Captain
Stadium Skilled Park
Avg. Attend. 17,877
High. Attend. 26,197
Top scorers
Tries Kevin Gordon 12
Goals Scott Prince 66
Points Scott Prince 151
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The 2010 Gold Coast Titans season was the 4th in the club's history and they competed in the NRL's 2010 Telstra Premiership. They were coached by John Cartwright and captain by Scott Prince. Gold Coast finishing the regular season 4th (out of 16) and fell just one game short of the Grand Final losing to the Sydney Roosters in the Preliminary Final.

Season summary[edit]

The Gold Coast Titans began the season with a come-from-behind 24-18 victory against the New Zealand Warriors at home. A golden point win over Souths followed, in what was a long match that didn't finish until around 11:30pm Queensland time (10:30pm Sydney time; as the match kicked off at 8:30pm). A 24-4 win over the Canberra Raiders at home followed before the Titans lost its first match of the season against the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville. The Titans bounced back a week later to beat the Melbourne Storm at home before stumbling against the St. George Illawarra Dragons in round six. The Titans then had a three-match winning streak before stumbling against rivals Brisbane in round ten, the Sydney Roosters in round 12 and the Canberra Raiders in round 13. The Titans got back on track with a 28-14 win over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at home, which was backed up with a win over the Bulldogs in round 15 before an unexpected defeat against the Newcastle Knights at home the following round. This trigged the Titans' second three-match losing streak in the season, however the Titans would emerge from their form slump and the dreaded State of Origin period with a golden point 11-10 victory over the Dragons at Kogarah where neither of the Gold Coast franchises had never won. They would lose only one more game for the rest of the regular season, against battlers Cronulla in Cronulla in the penultimate round of the season in what was also Greg Bird's return to the Shire since the Sharks sacked him in 2008.

Finishing fourth at the end of the season (a place lower than their 3rd finish in 2009), the Titans, as the only Queensland representation in the finals, entered the finals series with high expectations. They defeated the New Zealand Warriors easily 28-16 and as a result earned a week off (two of the top three teams lost on the weekend) and a home preliminary final at Suncorp Stadium. Unfortunately, the Titans saved their worst for last, losing 32-6 against the Sydney Roosters who progressed to the Grand Final a season after finishing last.

Players[edit]

No Nat Player 1st Position 2nd Position Age Height Weight NRL Games Previous 1st Grade Club
1 Australia Preston Campbell Fullback Five-Eighth 32 167 75 228 Penrith Panthers
2 Australia Kevin Gordon Wing Fullback 19 183 90 23 None
3 Australia Esi Tonga Centre Wing 21 190 100 17 None
4 Australia Jordan Atkins Wing Centre 26 188 96 23 None
5 Australia David Mead Wing Fullback 20 183 90 14 None
6 Australia Mat Rogers Five-Eighth Centre 33 178 85 178 NSW Waratahs
7 Australia Scott Prince Halfback Five-Eighth 29 177 80 215 Wests Tigers
8 Australia Luke Bailey Prop 29 189 108 169 St. George Illawarra Dragons
9 Australia Nathan Friend Hooker 28 170 85 105 Melbourne Storm
10 Australia Matthew White Prop 25 189 112 36 Newcastle Knights
11 Australia Anthony Laffranchi Second Row Prop 28 185 100 165 Wests Tigers
12 Australia Mark Minichiello Second Row Lock 27 180 98 147 South Sydney Rabbitohs
13 Australia Ashley Harrison Lock Second Row 28 188 95 196 South Sydney Rabbitohs
14 Australia Michael Henderson Prop 25 186 103 73 St. George Illawarra Dragons
15 Australia Brad Meyers Prop Second Row 29 190 103 148 Bradford Bulls
16 Australia Luke O'Dwyer Second Row Centre 26 180 92 73 Parramatta Eels
17 Australia William Zillman Fullback Centre 23 181 90 37 Canberra Raiders
18 Australia Aaron Cannings Prop Lock 27 187 108 95 Parramatta Eels
19 Australia WIll Matthews Prop Second Row 21 187 101 23 None
20 Australia Joe Tomane Wing Centre 19 187 101 11 Melbourne Storm
21 Australia Josh Graham Centre Lock 26 190 98 49 Western Force
22 Australia Sam Tagataese Second Row Centre 22 192 100 23 Melbourne Storm
23 Australia Shannon Walker Fullback Wing 20 174 81 3 None
24 Australia Bodene Thompson Second Row Centre 21 183 112 2 None
25 Australia Selasi Berdie Prop Second Row 23 183 100 2 None
26 Australia Kayne Lawton Hooker Halfback 20 174 83 1 None
27 Australia Greg Bird Lock Five-Eighth 25 183 102 128 Catalans Dragons
28 Australia Jackson Nicolau Five-Eighth Centre 22 187 90 2 North Queensland Cowboys
29 Australia Riley Brown Hooker Lock 25 180 96 67 Sydney Roosters
30 Australia Marshall Chalk Centre Wing 28 181 94 84 Canberra Raiders

Paul Broughton Medal[edit]

After playing the Titans last few matches of the 2010 NRL season with a broken thumb, Luke Bailey was awarded his second Paul Broughton Medal for the club's player of the year.[1]

Squad Movement[edit]

Gains[edit]

Players Signed From Until End of Notes
Greg Bird Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
2010
[2]
Riley Brown Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
2011
[3]
Marshall Chalk Cruscolours.svg Crusaders
2010
[3]
Steve Michaels Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos (Mid-season)
2012
[4]
Joe Tomane Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2011
[5]
Clinton Toopi Bay of Plenty
2010
[6]

Losses[edit]

Players Signed To Until End of Notes
Brenton Bowen Northern Pride colours.png Northern Pride (Queensland Cup)
2010
[7]
Daniel Conn Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
2011
[8]
Brett Delaney Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
2012
[9]
Ben Jeffery Released
[10]
Chris Walker Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons
2011
[11]

Re-signings[edit]

Players Club Until End of Notes
Greg Bird Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2011
[12]
Kevin Gordon Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2014
[13]
Ryan James Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2014
[14]
David Mead Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2013
[15]
Mark Minichiello Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2012
[16]
Ben Ridge Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2013
[17]
Sam Tagataese Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2013
[18]
Bodene Thompson Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2013
[13]
Clinton Toopi Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
2011
[17]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 489 363 +126 01

1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.[19]


Fixtures[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Sunday, 14 March Round 1 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Skilled Park 24 – 18[dead link] Tomane, Laffranchi, Mead, Campbell Prince (4/4) 16,112
Friday, 19 March Round 2 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium 19 – 18[dead link] Zillman, Laffranchi, Tomane Prince (3/4) & (FG) 10,943
Saturday, 27 March Round 3 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Skilled Park 24 – 4[dead link] Prince, Tomane, Gordon, Mead Prince (4/5) 11,521
Saturday, 3 April Round 4 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Dairy Farmers Stadium 18 – 32[dead link] Minichiello (2), Tagataese Rogers (3/3) 15,551
Friday, 9 April Round 5 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Skilled Park 20 – 16[dead link] Tomane, Harrison, Bird Rogers (4/5) 20,083
Friday, 16 April Round 6 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Skilled Park 6 – 19[dead link] Henderson Campbell (1/1) 21,336
Monday, 26 April Round 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval 24 – 22[dead link] Gordon (2), Campbell, Laffranchi Campbell (4/4) 15,195
Saturday, 1 May Round 8 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Skilled Park 38 – 24[dead link] Prince, Laffranchi, Harrison, Toopi, Bird, Bailey Prince (7/7) 15,430
Sunday, 9 May Round 9 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium 38 – 36[dead link] Toopi (2), Campbell, Tomane, Minichiello, Mead, Bird Prince (5/7) 13,384
Friday, 14 May Round 10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium 6 – 28 Tomane Prince (1/1) 40,168
Round 11 Bye
Monday, 31 May Round 12 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Skilled Park 16 – 30[dead link] Mead (3) Prince (2/3) 13,235
Sunday, 6 June Round 13 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium 24 – 28[dead link] Tomane, Minichiello, Prince, Laffranchi Prince (4/4) 10,425
Friday, 11 June Round 14 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Skilled Park 28 – 14[dead link] Gordon (2), Minichiello, Tagataese, Bailey Prince (4/6) 17,508
Friday, 18 June Round 15 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium 25 – 24[dead link] Gordon, Minichiello, Zillman, Laffranchi Prince (2/3), Rogers (2/2), Bird (FG) 42,233
Sunday, 27 June Round 16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Skilled Park 16 – 24[dead link] Harrison, Meyers, Zillman Rogers (2/3) 13,396
Round 17 Bye
Friday, 9 July Round 18 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium 14 – 15[dead link] Rogers, Gordon Rogers (3/3) 14,050
Friday, 16 July Round 19 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Skilled Park 10 – 24[dead link] Rogers, Thompson Rogers (1/2) 26,197
Friday, 23 July Round 20 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Jubilee Oval 11 – 10[dead link] Gordon, Laffranchi Prince (1/2), Rogers (FG) 12,668
Sunday, 1 August Round 21 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium 28 – 20[dead link] Michaels (2), Rogers (2), Zillman Prince (4/5), Rogers (0/1) 12,017
Friday, 6 August Round 22 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Skilled Park 34 – 12 Minichello (2), Thompson (2), Rogers, Gordon Prince (5/6) 19,568
Saturday, 14 August Round 23 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Skilled Park 37 – 18[dead link] Michaels (2), Prince, Friend, Bailey, Minichello Prince (6/6) & (FG) 14,032
Monday, 23 August Round 24 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium 23 – 14[dead link] Toopi (2), Gordon, Thompson Prince (3/4) & (FG) 9,113
Saturday, 28 August Round 25 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium 16 – 30[dead link] Thompson (2), Atkins Prince (2/3) 10,116
Friday, 3 September Round 26 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Skilled Park 21 – 18[dead link] Harrison, Zillman, Gordon Prince (4/4), Rogers (FG) 26,103
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw       Bye

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1  St George Illawarra 28
8  Manly-Warringah 0
  1W  St George Illawarra 13  
2  Penrith Panthers 22   4W  Canberra Raiders 24        Wests Tigers 12    
7  Canberra Raiders 24   2L  Wests Tigers 26            St George Illawarra 32
         Sydney Roosters 8
3  Wests Tigers 15         2W  Gold Coast Titans 6    
6  Sydney Roosters 19   3W  Sydney Roosters 34        Sydney Roosters 32  
  1L  Penrith Panthers 12  
4  Gold Coast Titans 28
5  NZ Warriors 16
Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Friday, 10 September Qualifying Final New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Skilled Park 28 – 16[dead link] Zillman (2), Toopi, Rogers, Gordon Prince (4/6) 27,026
Friday, 24 September Preliminary Final Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Suncorp Stadium 6 – 32[dead link] Zillman Prince (1/1) 44,787
Legend:       Win       Loss

Statistics[edit]

Player Position Tries Try Assists Metres Tackles Hit-Ups Line Breaks Line Break Assists Errors Offloads
Luke Bailey Prop 16 237 0 0 2 0
Greg Bird Five-Eight 0 0 198 32 7 0 0 5 5
Riley Brown Hooker 0 0 25 14 2 0 0 0 0
Preston Campbell Fullback 1 2 48 4 0 0 0 1 0
Nathan Friend Hooker 0 2 43 90 0 0 1 0 0
Kevin Gordon Wing 3 0 246 3 0 1 0 0 1
Ashley Harrison Lock 0 0 209 62 18 0 0 2 1
Anthony Laffranchi Second Row 2 0 192 73 20 2 0 2 1
Will Matthews Prop 0 0 41 10 3 0 0 0 1
David Mead Wing 1 0 271 11 0 1 0 1 1
Brad Meyers Prop 0 0 174 60 16 0 0 1 0
Mark Minichiello Second Row 0 0 174 36 20 0 0 2 1
Scott Prince Half Back 1 3 78 37 0 0 2 2 4
Mat Rogers Centre 0 1 138 22 0 0 1 3 2
Sam Tagataese Second Row 0 0 78 19 9 0 0 2 5
Bodene Thompson Prop 0 0 142 36 9 0 0 1 1
Joe Tomane Centre 2 1 269 18 3 1 1 2 2
Matthew White Prop 0 0 84 23 11 0 0 2 1
William Zillman Fullback 1 0 128 2 1 1 0 0 0

Representative Honours[edit]

The following players have played a representative match during the 2010 NRL Season.

Australian Kangaroos

Indigenous All Stars

NRL All Stars

NSW Country Origin

NSW City Origin

NSW Blues

QLD Maroons

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Heming, Wayne. "Greg Bird signs with Titans". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Marshall, Matt. "Titans sign journeymen Riley Brown and Marshall Chalk". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
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  6. ^ Barclay, Chris (5 March 2010). "Toopi signs NRL deal with Titans". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 11 March 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
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  19. ^ Stuart Honeysett and Brent Read (23 April 2010) Shocking end to the Melbourne Storm era The Australian

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