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Titans host Rabbitohs in 2016 trial
The Aquis Gold Coast Titans will play their only local 2016 pre-season trial match at Pizzey Park, home of the Burleigh Bears, on February 20 when they take on foundation club the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Pizzey Park is the Titans’ temporary training base and is adjacent to Burleigh Bears Leagues Club. The Titans have previously played the Brisbane Broncos (2012) and the NZ Warriors (2013) in pre-season trials at the same venue.
It will be the last hit out for Neil Henry’s squad before the 2016 NRL season and may be a chance for local league fans to get their first glimpse of returning Rabbitoh Sam Burgess who will be back in action in the myrtle and green.
“It will be great to again play at Pizzey Park, the home of the strong Burleigh Bears junior club who have a great rugby league tradition on the Gold Coast,” said Henry.
“It’s a real bonus for fans to see a high a profile team like Souths on the Coast in February and, being our last trial before the Telstra Premiership starts, we’ll be looking to field a strong team.”
There will be full program of matches which will include State League Colts and Intrust Super Cup as curtain-raisers.
The other matches are:
Fogs Colts – Burleigh Bears v Sunshine Coast; Intrust Super Cup – I Luv Coffee Burleigh Bears v Sunshine Coast.
The Aquis Gold Coast Titans will have ticketing discounts for Titans and Rabbitohs members when tickets go on sale online in early December. Members will save up to $5 on adults and $2 on children’s tickets by purchasing online rather than at the gate on game day.
The general public can also save by purchasing online instead of at the gate on game day.
Members of both clubs will be notified well in advance of on-sale dates and offered a purchasing window ahead of the general public.
It will be an evening kick-off, time to be confirmed closer to the event.
The Titans will field a side in the Auckland Nines on February 6-7, and then send a squad to Alice Springs for a clash with Parramatta Eels on Saturday February 13 before rounding off preparations with the clash with the Rabbitohs.