2008 Gold Coast Titans season
|2008 Gold Coast Titans season|
|2008 record||Wins: 10; Draws: 0; Losses: 14|
|Points scored||For: 476; Against: 586|
|Tries||Anthony Laffranchi (12)|
|Goals||Scott Prince (51)|
|Points||Scott Prince (124)|
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.
- Round 1: Four players made their debuts for the club; Jordan Atkins, Aaron Cannings, Ashley Harrison and Ben Jeffery. Jordan Atkins also made his NRL debut.
- Round 1: Jordan Atkins broke the club record for most tries scored by an individual in a single match.
- Round 2: Nathan Friend scored his 1st career try.
- Round 4: Daniel Conn scored his 1st career try.
- Round 7: Brenton Bowen made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the North Queensland Cowboys.
- Round 10: Shannon Walker made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 12: Esikeli Tonga made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 12: Brett Delaney played his 50th career game.
- Round 13: Brad Davis made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 15: Mat Rogers played his 150th career game.
- Round 16: Will Matthews made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 17: Brenton Bowen and Luke O'Dwyer played their 50th career game.
- Round 18: Michael Henderson played his 50th career game.
- Round 18: Two players made their debuts for the club; Matthew Cross and Jordan Rapana. Jordan Rapana also made his NRL debut and scored his 1st career try.
- Round 21: Preston Campbell played his 200th career game.
- Round 22: Jordan Rankin made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 22: Gavin Cooper played his 200th career game.
- Round 23: Michael Hodgson played his 150th career game and Esikeli Tonga scored his 1st career try.
- Round 26: Two players made their debuts for the club; Selasi Berdie and Billy Ngawini. Selasi Berdie also made his NRL debut.
|Gold Coast Titans|
|First team squad||Coaching staff|
|Players||Previous Club||Until End of||Notes|
|Brenton Bowen||North Queensland Cowboys||
|Aaron Cannings||Parramatta Eels||
|Matthew Cross||Penrith Panthers||
|Ashley Harrison||Sydney Roosters||
|Ben Jeffery||Wests Tigers||
|Players||Club||Until End of||Notes|
|Matt Hilder||Newcastle Knights||
|Richard Mathers||Wigan Warriors||
|Matthew Petersen||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Mid-season)||
|Jake Webster||Hull Kingston Rovers||
|Players||Club||Until End of||Notes|
|Preston Campbell||Gold Coast Titans||
|Nathan Friend||Gold Coast Titans||
|Josh Graham||Gold Coast Titans||
|Michael Henderson||Gold Coast Titans||
|Anthony Laffranchi||Gold Coast Titans||
|Will Matthews||Gold Coast Titans||
|Brad Meyers||Gold Coast Titans||
|Jordan Rankin||Gold Coast Titans||
|Shannon Walker||Gold Coast Titans||
|7||St. George Illawarra||24||13||0||11||2||489||378||+111||30|
|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|
The following players played a representative match in 2008.
Mate Ma'a Tonga
NSW City Origin
NSW Country Origin
- Marshall, Matt (26 September 2008). "Preston Campbell wins Titans player of year award". The Courier Mail.
- "Bowen signs two-year deal with Titans". The Brisbane Times. 20 June 2007.
- "Titans sign Parra prop". The Brisbane Times. 5 June 2007.
- Marshall, Matt (3 September 2008). "Melbourne Storm snaps up unhappy Titan Matt Cross". The Herald Sun.
- "Titans snare Harrison". ABC News. 12 November 2007.
- "Jeffery joins Titans". The Weekly Times Online. 27 June 2007.
- "Future Titans stars step up". goldcoast.com.au. 18 February 2008.
- "Hilder hooking in". The Newcastle Herald. 1 May 2008.
- Hampson, Andy (7 November 2007). "Mathers move delights Noble". Sportinglife.com.[dead link]
- "Matt Petersen released by Gold Coast Titans for England". The Daily Telegraph. 4 May 2008.
- Turgeon, Luke (30 August 2007). "Ready to take centre stage". goldcoast.com.au.
- "Titans re-sign Campbell". The Courier Mail. 1 May 2008.
- "Friend extends Titan deal". Foxsports. 22 April 2008.
- "Graham re-signs for two years". The Courier Mail. 30 April 2008.
- "Michael Henderson re-signs". The Daily Telegraph. 17 July 2008.
- "Bailey confident, Laffranchi re-signs". Foxsports. 12 May 2008.
- "Former Kyogle junior Will Matthews re-signed by Titans; to make NRL debut". The Far North Coaster. 25 June 2008.
- "Former Origin prop to sign new deal with Gold Coast Titans". The Courier Mail. 20 August 2008.
- Turgeon, Luke (6 August 2008). "Rankin signs new deal". goldcoast.com.au.
- "Walker re-signs with Titans". The Daily Telegraph. 7 May 2008.