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New recruits Luke Capewell and Joe Vickery will make their anticipated first appearances in Jetstar Gold Coast Titans colours in the club's opening pre-season trial match against the Brisbane Broncos at Wynnum's Kougari Oval on Saturday, February 12.
Jetstar Titans coach John Cartwright today named former Souths Sydney utility back Luke Capewell at halfback and former St George Illawarra Dragon Joe Vickery on the wing in a youthful looking 17-man squad to tackle the Broncos in the first of the club's three pre-season trial matches.
The match will also provide former Canberra Raiders prop Brenton Lawrence with his first opportunity for the Jetstar Titans as he attempts to earn a permanent spot with the club after being invited to train with the team during the pre-season.
Capewell, who turns 22 in five days time, will form a new look halves combination with 19-year-old five-eighth Jordan Rankin while Vickery, 21, will man one wing with former Titans Under-20s winger Dominique Peyroux on the other flank.
Some of the club's senior players will be rested from the opening trial match but are expected to make appearances in the final two pre-season hit-outs against Souths at Coffs Harbour on Saturday, February 19 and against North Queensland in Cairns on Saturday, February 26.
After assembling his troops for the start of pre-season training way back in November, coach Cartwright said he was looking forward to seeing his side, including some fresh faces, put their training into practice.