Titans to help Gold Coast Police celebrate 150 years

THE GOLD Coast Titans have invited Gold Coast Police to celebrate 150 years of policing at their home game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday.

Acting Assisstant Commisioner Des Lacy said they will have a full display on the forecourt of the Stadium before the game.

“The first of January 2014 marked 150 years of policing in the State of Queensland. This display is one in a range of events and activites planned throughout Queensland to celebrate and commemorate our rich history.”


The display will include the police RHINO All Terrain Vehicle, Segways, police pipers and dogs as well as a photo display.

Police will also do a guard of honour when the Titans take to the field.

Meanwhile, Gold Coast enforcer Nate Myles says he’s worried about how to stop South Sydney star Greg Inglis.

There was also talk on how the Titans would get under the skin of the Rabbitohs’ forwards, particularly English brothers Sam and George Burgess.

Myles concedes the Burgess duo deserve attention but stopping his superstar Queensland teammate Inglis is simply too big a job to be ignored in his opinion.

“He knows when to put it on,” Myles told reporters on Friday.

“We focus on the Burgess boys, where’s GI going to pop up?

“They’re a fantastic side. I can’t emphasise enough they have the runs on the board – we need to come out and start well.”

Inglis already has five tries for the Rabbitohs in eight appearances this season, including a sensational individual effort against Brisbane in his last club outing.

Titans coach John Cartwright says he knows what to prepare for against the Rabbitohs, but knowing what is coming and actually doing anything about it are two different matters.

“They’re a big side, very aggressive, play a really yardage-orientated game,” Cartwright said.

“They’ve got Greg Inglis at the back who can capitalise like no other.

“I don’t think there’ll be any tricks there. It’s whether we match them in the middle of the field and whether we’re good enough to close Inglis out.”

The Titans are likely to play halfback Albert Kelly and five-eighth Aidan Sezer with both completing training on Friday.

The halves pair had been in doubt but Cartwright says both will feature.

Their inclusion means Will Zillman will start at centre for the Titans in his return from an injury layoff. David Mead’s good form at fullback ensures he keeps the No.1 jersey.

Paul Carter’s one-game suspension means Matt Srama returns to the Titans’ bench alongside Mark Ioane, Ryan James and Mark Minichiello.

The Rabbitohs have stuck with the same 17 who beat the Broncos.

The game kicks off at 5:30pm at CBus Super Stadium on Saturday.