Plenty of home-grown talent will be on show when the Gold Coast Titans take on New Zealand Warriors in their final NRL trial match at Lismore on Saturday night.
Included in the Titans’ squad are Northern Rivers products Will Matthews (Kyogle), Shannon Walker (Kyogle) and Ian Donnelly (Ballina).
In the Under-20s, Andrew Battese (Ballina) and Kayne Lawton (Tweed Coast) have been named in the Titans’ squad.
And former Ballina junior player Matt Hawkins, who is aiming for a refereeing career in the NRL, will control the Under-20 match.
The Warriors have named a near full-strength line-up.
Titans: 1 William Zillman 2 Jordan Atkins 3 Josh Graham 4 Brett Delaney 5 Esi Tonga 6 Mat Rogers 7 Brad Davis 8 Luke Bailey (c) 9 Nathan Friend 10 Matthew White 11 Anthony Laffranchi 12 Mark Minichiello 13 Luke O’Dwyer.
Interchange: 14 Ian Donnelly 15 Brad Meyers 16 Bodene Thompson 17 Shannon Walker 18 Ian Lacey 19 Will Matthews 20 David Mead 21 Sam Tagataese.
Coach: John Cartwright.
New Zealand Warriors: Wade McKinnon, Denan Kemp, Manu Vatuvei, Aidan Kirk, Jerome Ropati, Brent Tate, Aaron Heremaia, Joel Moon, Nathan Fien, Stacey Jones, Leeson Ah Mau, Russell Packer, Steve Price (captain), Sam Rapira, Ian Henderson, Lance Hohaia, Jacob Lillyman, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Ukuma Ta’ai, Micheal Luck.
Coach: Ivan Cleary.
Titans Under-20s: 1 Jamie Dowling, 2 Matthew Hundy, 3 Lachlan Creighton, 4 Kevin Gordon, 5 Philip Dumelow, 6 Jordan Rankin, 7 Cody Walker, 8 Shaun Spring, 9 Kayne Lawton, 10 Siosaia Vave, 11 Kurt Foggo, 12 Sebastian Davies, 13 Steve Gillett.
Interchange: Fred Tila, Luke Page, Sam Howe, Andrew Battese, Chris Bloomfield, Jake Cooley, Anthony Flores, Luke Dumas, Tim James, Josh Dutton, Dan Sleeman, Jy Hitchcox.
Coach: Steve Murphy.