New Titans generation with Jayden Campbell to make NRL debut

Fourteen years after rugby league legend Preston Campbell donned a Gold Coast Titans jersey for the first time, history will be made this weekend when his son Jayden makes his NRL debut for the club.

The 21-year-old has been named to start at fullback for the Titans in Saturday night’s clash with the Melbourne Storm on the Sunshine Coast.

It’s the first father-son duo in the club’s history.


Titans coach Justin Holbrook has made the call to give Jayden a start with AJ Brimson on State of Origin duty for Queensland.

Campbell has been in scintillating form for the Tweed Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup this year.

He’s scored six tries in six appearances including a hat-trick a couple of weeks ago.

Titans teammate Erin Clark backed Campbell to step up to the top grade saying he’s got plenty of talent.

“I get to see it every day at training, he’s a freak, like his old mate, he’s just so silky, glides across the field,” Clark said.

Joe Vuna will also make his Titans debut this weekend with the backrower named on the bench.

Ash Taylor returns from a hip injury and will play five-eighth while Tyrone Peachey returns from a two-week suspension.

Jai Whitbread has also been named on the bench in what will be his first game for the Titans this year.