Mead hangs on to No.1 Titans jersey

THERE has been a bit of a shake-up to the Gold Coast Titans’ line-up, due to the good form of David Mead.

He’s held on to the No.1 jersey, despite the return of William Zillman from injury.

But NRL.com reports, coach John Cartwright insists he will always find a place for Zillman in any Titans team, but it won’t be in his preferred position of fullback for the immediate future.


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Mead has turned heads during his recent stint in the role, both for the local club and while playing for Country in the weekend’s representative clash against City.

“It was a really tough decision, we’re just fortunate that we’ve got two guys that can handle a key position in your side as well as they do'” Cartwright said.

“[Mead] has probably been there for five or six weeks now and we’ve won most of those games and he’s gone down there and played a very strong game [for Country] and is probably in line for a NSW spot.”

Zillman has been named in the centres for his return from a hamstring injury with the possibility of a move into the halves before game-time against South Sydney this Saturday night.

Both Aidan Sezer (ankle) and Albert Kelly (leg) have been named to play at CBus Super Stadium, but are rated only a 50/50 chance, with the side’s final training session on Friday to determine their ultimate availability.

With Paul Carter suspended for one match, Matt Srama has been named on a five-man bench after coming through two Intrust Super Cup matches with Tweed Seagulls.