Titans and Timmins

The National Rugby League will officially welcome the Gold Coast to the competition during the pre-game entertainment for Sunday's Grand Final.

The entire Titans squad will assemble in their new colours for the first time prior to the main event at Telstra Stadium, the clash between Brisbane and Melbourne. The Titans will become the 16th side in the NRL when they join the competition from next year.

In further news on the expansion club, coach John Cartwright says Shaun Timmins will have to first pass a stringent medical test on his suspect knees before being considered for the Titans next year.

Former St George Illawarra lock Timmins has found himself on the outer after a deal with Castleford fell through following the English club's relegation from Super League. Injuries have limited the 30-year-old former Test and New South Wales player to only 11 games out of a possible 27 for the Dragons this year.

Cartwright says the Titans are interested in talking to Timmins if he's keen to join the new club on a short-term deal.