The Titans have re-signed two promising players for the future, with local juniors Steve Michaels and Jordan Rankin re-signing with the club, until 2015 and 2014 respectively.
Michaels, who is a Mudgeeraba Redbacks junior signed a new 3-year deal, whereas Rankin, a Burleigh Bears and Titans U20’s graduate, has signed a new 2-year deal with the club.
Re-signing the pair ensures that the majority of the Titans side from the 2012 NRL season, will be around for at least next season, 2013.
The re-signing of Rankin will see a total of 7 players from the club’s junior ranks playing for them, with Titans coach John Cartwright pleased that the two local juniors are staying on board.
â€œItâ€™s good news for the club to be able to keep two young Gold Coasters who still have a lot of football in front of them,â€™â€™ said Cartwright.
â€œStevie has been great for us since arriving from the Broncos and is one of those players that gives his all every time he steps out onto the football field.
â€œWith Jordon, it is easy to forget that he is still only 20-years of age and itâ€™s great that he can continue his development here on the Gold Coast with the club that he has been with for the past five years since he was 16.â€™â€™
Steve Michaels himself is also excited to get the chance to continue his career on the Gold Coast.
â€œIâ€™m really happy here with the Titans, Iâ€™ve got family here and I grew up here so itâ€™s great to re-sign with the clubâ€™â€™ said Michaels.
â€œIâ€™m enjoying things here on and off the field and weâ€™ve got a really tight knit playing group that I love playing with.â€™â€™
Jordan Rankin is also pleased at the re-signing, and looks forward to his next 2 years at the club.
â€œIâ€™ve enjoyed the opportunities that Iâ€™ve been given to play NRL football over the last two years and Iâ€™m excited to continue my development as a player and a person at the Titans,â€™â€™ said Rankin.
â€œBeing born and bred on the Gold Coast, it makes it that much more special that I can stay here and hopefully I can play more first grade over the next two years.â€™â€™