Titans name extended squad for local derby

The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans have named an extended 18-man squad for Friday night's blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos at Skilled Park.
Jetstar Titans coach John Cartwright has opted to stick with the same 17-man squad that suffered a narrow but encouraging 15-14 loss to the Wests Tigers, with former Broncos centre/winger Steve Michaels again named as 18th man on an extended five-man interchange bench.
Michaels is yet to play for the Jetstar Titans since being granted a mid-season release from the Broncos six weeks ago but has been performing for Queensland Cup feeder-club the Burleigh Bears.
Despite the disappointment of the club's narrow loss to the Tigers, Cartwright was impressed by the effort and intensity the fifth-placed Titans showed against the Tigers ahead of their next challenge in Friday night's local derby.
The Jetstar Titans have won two of the three matches played against the Broncos at Skilled Park, with their only defeat on home turf coming in last year's finals match which Brisbane won 40-32.
The Titans will have an opposed training session against the NYC Under-20s this afternoon before finalising preparations with a training run at Skilled Park on Thursday morning.
In the curtain raiser on Friday night, the NYC Titans Under-20s will be looking to keep their five-game winning streak alive when they take on the Broncos.
The full NRL and NYC squads are included below.
Titans v Broncos
7.30pm, Skilled Park
Friday, July 16
1 Preston Campbell
2 Kevin Gordon
3 Mat Rogers
4 Bodene Thompson
5 William Zillman
6 Greg Bird
7 Scott Prince
8 Luke Bailey
9 Nathan Friend
10 Michael Henderson
11 Anthony Laffranchi
12 Mark Minichiello
13 Ashley Harrison
Interchange
14 Matthew White
15 Brad Meyers
16 Ryan James
17 Luke O'Dwyer
19 Steve Michaels
Coach: John Cartwright


NYC Titans v Broncos
5.20pm kick-off
1 Japeth Vaoa
2 Lachlan Creighton
3 Alec Jones
4 Dominic Walsh
5 Ryan Tongia
6 Jordan Rankin
7 Cody Walker
8 Josh Coyle
9 Matt Srama
10 Jarrod Wallace
11 Kurt Foggo
12 Ayden Lee
13 Jamie Dowling
Interchange
14 Jesse Malcolm
15 Luke Page
16 Jack Clark
17 Danny Kerr
18 Matt Arvier
Coach: Rod Patison

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