Anthony Don will remain a one-club player, signing on with the Gold Coast Titans for yet another year.
There were concerns the 32-year-old wouldn’t get another offer, but the club has this morning confirmed they’ve locked him down.
He’s signed on until the end of 2021.
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The Titan’s veteran, and the club’s leading try scorer, says he’s stoked to stay another year.
“I thought I’ve been playing OK this year and I’m really happy that the club wants to have me around next year.
“It (2021) is likely to be my last year next year but you never know.
“I know if the Titans didn’t want to re-sign me that I was probably finished up in the NRL, so I’m really happy that I’ve got another year and that I get to keep playing for the Titans,” Don said.
He’s set to crack the 150 NRL game-mark next season, but says he’s excited to see how the club develops under new coaching staff.
“I think the form we’ve shown the last few weeks and the new coaching staff that have come in, I think it is quite evident to see that we are a team that is growing.
“I really believe in the next year or the next two years that we’re going to play deep into the finals series and that’s why I want to stay so bad,” he said.
“Last year it was a bit of a chore to come to training and I wasn’t enjoying footy as much,” he said.
“With the new coaching staff and new squad I’ve really loved coming to training and I love playing the games on the weekend and I’m just really enjoying playing footy at the moment.
“I think the Titans are in for a bright future over the next few years and I’m glad to be a part of it,” Don said.
Meantime, coach Justin Holbrook is very excited that Don will stay on with the side, as a good role model for some of the younger players.
“I’ve been so impressed with Anthony since I joined the club and I love his competitive spirit.
“The standards that he sets around the group and at training are what drives the group and I look forward to him helping push our group forward even further next season,” Holbrook said.
Don will play his 139th career game when the Titans host the Cowboys at Cbus this Sunday.