Gold Coast Signings

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  1. Titanic

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    are these guys seriously to be considered for the senior team?
     
  2. Coaster

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    Not really, i was at a BBQ with Jace Van Dijk the other night, and most of the Celtic boys, just need to be playing footy, they will be spread around the QCup.
     
  3. roopy

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    "Prowler" Riley Brown seeks redemption with Titans
    By Luke Turgeon

    RILEY Brown is determined to put the injury nightmare of 2009 behind him and finally make a name for himself for something other than that infamous "prowler'' tackle on Souths golden boy Craig Wing.

    "Yeah, that would be nice," said the 25-year-old, "but I think the media blew that out a bit really. Everyone I spoke to thought it was a load of rubbish.

    "I was getting a lot of hate mail from Souths supporters but I didn't think too much of it. It didn't bother me too much."

    The former Rooster, who washed up on the Gold Coast shores, thanks to a good word from Sydney teammate Craig Fitzgibbon in the ear of coach John Cartwright, is realistic about his chances of squeezing into the starting 17 for Round 1 against the Warriors.

    The classy rake, who also boasts solid utility value, knows he has a lot to prove after being restricted to just six games last year thanks to a horror run with injury.

    "I broke my arm against the Broncos in the finals in 2008 and had to get an operation with a metal plate and eight pins put in," said Brown, who is on a one-year Titans contract.

    "Then I came back in the 2009 trials and I did it again and was out for another eight weeks.

    "I came back again and then the week before I was going to play I broke it again at training.

    "Because of all that, the surgeon said he had to take the plate out and that put me out for another three months.

    "I was shattered really. We didn't have a good year at the Roosters and it is a bit of a shame that we ended up getting the wooden spoon, which made it even worse."

    But Brown has endured far greater adversity off the field.

    His father, Ross, is serving a 17-year jail sentence for the murder of his mother, Judith, in 2000 -- a crime Brown believes his father is innocent of.

    Brown was 16 and by the age of 18, he was made the legal guardian of younger brothers Joel and Gene.

    While he has spoken of the family tragedy in the past, Brown now prefers not to talk about it as he tries to move on from that chapter in his life and look to the future.

    As well as footy, that future on the Gold Coast also includes being reunited with brother Gene, with whom he is currently bunking in until his partner Samara moves up from Sydney next week.

    Gene is also in the Titans program, currently attending Palm Beach Currumbin High School and hoping to earn a spot in the Gold Coast under-18s side.

    Brown's other brother, Joel, played for Tweed Heads in the Queensland Cup this year but has since moved back to the family's hometown Newcastle to work in the mines.


    "Now that I am up here I am looking forward to a new challenge," said Brown, who has 67 NRL games under his belt during stints at the Newcastle Knights (2004-07) and the Roosters (2008-09).

    "I want to try and get in the first grade team and try and get my contract renewed for another couple of years and hopefully stay here for a lot longer.

    "There are a lot of good players in the team. You just have to train hard and impress a few of the coaching staff and then be lucky enough to get picked."

    Daily Telegraph
     
  4. Tweed Titan

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    from the very little i have seen of Brown I thought he was a decent player
     
  5. Titanic

    Titanic First Grade

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    fair back-up
     
  6. Keen4Green

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    Anyone have any idea which players have been allocated to which 'feeder' clubs. A number of the top 25 will still be eligible for NYC but the rest who miss the 17 each week will have to go somewhere won't they?
     
  7. Coaster

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    Burleigh Bears
    Clinton Toopi, Bodene Thompson and Jordan Atkins have also been aligned to the Bears,

    Ipswich Jets
    Brad Meyers, Matthew White, William Zillman, Sam Tagataese, Esi Tonga, Marshall Chalk and Aaron Cannings have been assigned to Ipswich.

    Tweed Heads Seagulls
    Selasi Berdie, Will Matthews, Kevin Gordon, Michael Henderson, Josh Graham, David Mead, Luke O'Dwyer, Ben Ridge, Shannon Walker and Kayne Lawton.
     
  8. Titanic

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    that's a fair 20 to have for possible rotation :)
     
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    Why do tweed get so many good players. Every year they seem to get the sweetheart deal. Is it the M Searle influence?
     
  10. Coaster

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    If they are good players, chances are they wont be playing for a feeder club at all
     
  11. Keen4Green

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    Tweed Heads Seagulls
    Selasi Berdie, Will Matthews, Kevin Gordon, Michael Henderson, Josh Graham, David Mead, Luke O'Dwyer, Ben Ridge, Shannon Walker and Kayne Lawton.

    O'Dwyer played with Tweed Heads as a junior and played Qcup before going to Parramatta. Berdie, Matthews, Henderson, Graham, Mead, Ridge and Walker were all dual registered with Tweed last season as well. Gordon is a Coffs Harbour junior and Lawton is from Tweed Coast Raiders. So the answer would be YES, Searley is trying to win the comp again...lol
     
  12. Whats Doing

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    Gold Coast has signed Beau Henry from the knights effective immediately
     
  13. Ausguy

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    and lost tagatese at the same time
     
  14. roughyedspud

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    hearing you've signed young wigan winger matty russell
     
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    Great attacking runner from fullback, shakey under high balls, but still young. Be interesting to see if he can crack first grade in the next 3 years or so.
     
  16. Titanic

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    Evidently going to run him through the QCup rather than throw him in to the comedy that is our NYC.
     
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    Warriors have signed Peyroux
    What are your thoughts on him?
     
  18. meatloaf

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    I think he is pretty rubbish
     
  19. Whats Doing

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    While he can put on a big shot, he gets found out a lot in defence with some one who has good footwork. Always had apprehension when the attack came his way.

    He is better suited in the second row where the defence is tighter around him
     
  20. Titanic

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    Definitely a future second row ... he cannot pass at all ... no, I shouldn't say that but in every NRL game he played he never once passed the ball.
     

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