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Jetstar Gold Coast Titans duo Steve Michaels and Will Matthews have been recalled to a new-look line-up for Saturday night's away clash against the Cronulla Sharks at Toyota Stadium.
Michaels makes his return after being rested from last Sunday's loss to Newcastle due to a series of head knocks while Kyogle junior Will Matthews receives his chance to impress off the interchange bench in his first match for 2011 after battling some niggling injuries earlier in the year.
In other team changes, utility Luke O'Dwyer moves to lock in place of Greg Bird, who has been ruled out of the match with a hamstring injury and winger Dominique Peyroux moves into the centres for Clinton Toopi, who will drop back to the Queensland Cup with the Burleigh Bears.
With Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright still in hospital recovering from surgery, Assistant Coach Steve Murphy said the return of Matthews was reward for effort after a string of consistent performances for Queensland Cup feeder club Tweed Heads Seagulls.