My Gold Coast Titans team of the decade

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    With the Gold Coast Titans celebrating their ten-year anniversary and naming a team of the decade, I have decided that it can be done better.

    All that’s required for the team is that the player was at the Gold Coast at some point over the last ten years.

    1. Fullback – Preston Campbell
    The 2001 Dally M Medal winner deserves his spot here as he was a super talent. He made my top ten list and clearly was the best fullback the club ever had. A player that could fit pretty much anywhere, but was dominant at fullback.

    2. Winger – Kevin Gordon
    Kevin Gordon was a try-scoring machine and the among the fastest men on the field – a perfect addition to the backline.

    3. Centre – Matt Rogers
    A legend of the game and the club, Rogers would be able to hold a strong position in the backline and lead it to victory.

    4. Centre – Jarryd Hayne
    The two-time Dally M winner has to take his place in this side – after a rocky start to the year he’s still proving that he is one of the best for the Titans.

    5. Winger – David Mead
    Another try-scoring machine, he matches Gordon for speed. The combination of the two would be a try-scoring mega for the club.

    6. Five-eighth – Ashley Taylor
    With so many try assists and a controlled kicking game, his ability to lead the plays on the field is unmatched by anyone in Titans’ colours.

    7. Half-back – Scott Prince (c)
    Almost unarguably the best player the team has had in the decade – not much more needs to be said – he would also captain and goal kick for the Titans team of the decade.

    8. Prop – Nate Myles
    One of their best front rowers, Myles could always be leant on to lead the charge in attack and defence.

    9. Hooker – Nathan Friend
    The best hooker the team has had – fast, smart and a team player over his two stints for the club.

    10. Prop – Luke Bailey
    Bailey was my no.1 in the Titans top ten player list and with good reason. He was a machine – a reliable upfront man and he would improve the Titans go-forward out of sight.

    11. Second Row – Ryan James
    A Hard-hitting, hard-running forward, James is the current Titans’ captain and has a long career ahead of him – he has to have his spot.

    12. Second Row- Kevin Proctor
    Another hard hitter for the club, the second rowwer mightn’t have played many games, but he is a super talent.

    13. Lock- Greg Bird
    Bird was a veteran at the Titans – played Origin for New South Wales and could be relied on to do the job anywhere in the pack.

    14. Ashley Harrison
    A perfect utility forward for the team.

    15. Anthony Laffranchi
    The first player of the year for the club along with Luke Bailey.

    16. William Zillman
    A reliable player that is a good addition – able to play anywhere in the backline, he has also been loyal to the Titans since first signing there.

    17. Mark Minichello
    The second rower still holds the record for most games played in Titans colours. Was never a star, but always solid and deserves his spot.

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    The Crowd Says (8)

    • June 17th 2017 @ 4:17am
      jeff dustby said | June 17th 2017 @ 4:17am | ! Report

      Proctor has played 7 games and served discipline for illegal substances and you put him ahead of Laffranch?i

    • June 17th 2017 @ 9:22am
      no one in particular said | June 17th 2017 @ 9:22am | ! Report

      Hayne and Procter have played a handful of games between them. Probably spent as much time on the sidelines as on the field

      Maybe you never saw Anthony Laffranchi play. A better player then Procter by a long way.

      Jordan Rapana is a better play then Mead and Gordan, so by your rationale he should be on the wing

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      June 17th 2017 @ 12:03pm
      Nat said | June 17th 2017 @ 12:03pm | ! Report

      Not a bad list Big J.
      Personally I would have Roberts for Hayne purely for his achievements at the club. Hayne has clearly achieved more in his career but 2015 Dally M Centre, NSW City team & Indigenous team after bagging a ton of tries in an OK team. For the same reason I’d bump Proctor for Big Mini or Laffranchi both exceptional backrowers for the club.

    • June 17th 2017 @ 12:21pm
      Big Daddy said | June 17th 2017 @ 12:21pm | ! Report

      Interesting list.
      We have 5 players prince,Rogers, hayne,Taylor and proctor who didn’t make top ten – march 14 post.
      Proctor didn’t qualify for that because he had only played 2 matches.
      Go figure

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      June 17th 2017 @ 12:52pm
      BigJ said | June 17th 2017 @ 12:52pm | ! Report

      I meant to have protocor on the bench. I have two drafts and i submiited the wrong one. Top ten is different to the team of the decade one club rule does not apply

      • June 18th 2017 @ 9:39pm
        Mundane said | June 18th 2017 @ 9:39pm | ! Report

        Team of the decade after a decade – what next team of the last 5 years..

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          June 19th 2017 @ 1:40pm
          BigJ said | June 19th 2017 @ 1:40pm | ! Report


    • June 19th 2017 @ 7:41pm
      John said | June 19th 2017 @ 7:41pm | ! Report

      Not sure if Taylor is a 5/8.

      Would replace Hayne with James Roberts.

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