Titans welcome Harrison back to lineup

The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans will welcome back Queensland State of Origin forward Ashley Harrison for Saturday evening's home clash against the Penrith Panthers at Skilled Park.

Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright today named an extended 19-man squad to take on his former club, with Harrison and centre Clinton Toopi the new inclusions to the side in the wake of last Friday night's luckless 28-6 loss to the Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Harrison returns to his usual spot at lock after being unable to back-up against the Bulldogs 48 hours after Origin 1 while Toopi has been named on extended six-man interchange bench alongside forward Ben Ridge.

Rookie Hooker Matt Srama will wear the No.9 jersey for the first time against the Panthers after making a strong NRL debut against the Bulldogs as a late inclusion to the team.

The Titans have won two out of the four matches against the Panthers in their history, including a 38-24 victory at Skilled Park in May last year.

Saturday, June 4
5.30pm, Skilled Park
1 Preston Campbell
2 Steve Michaels
3 Esi Tonga
4 Bodene Thompson
5 David Mead
6 William Zillman
7 Scott Prince (c)
8 Luke Bailey
9 Matt Srama
10 Michael Henderson
11 Greg Bird
12 Mark Minichiello
13 Ashley Harrison
14 Matthew White
15 Ryan James
16 Sam Tagataese
17 Luke O'Dwyer
18 Ben Ridge
21 Clinton Toopi

1 Jordan Rankin
2 Alec Jones
3 Shaun Carney
4 Hymel Hunt
5 Japeth Vaoa
6 Cory McGrady
7 Sam Irwin
8 Luke Page
9 Sam Meskell
10 Lain Windley
11 Nick Harold
12 Jackson Springer
13 Sam Martin
14 Cale Hobday
15 Sam Ross
16 Dylan Hartin
17 Matt Beddow