Capewell to make Titans debut

Former South Sydney utility Luke Capewell will make his Gold Coast debut this weekend, after being named in the team to take on Brisbane in a trial match.

Capewell, 21, will feature alongside fellow new recruit Joe Vickery in a youthful squad named by coach John Cartwright.

Former St George player Vickery has been picked on the wing, while Capewell takes up a pivotal position at half-back.

Former Canberra prop Brenton Lawrence, who is on trial with the Titans, will also line-up against the Broncos at Wynnum on Saturday.

For Cartwright, the match is an opportunity to cast his eye across some of the young talent emerging through the club.

“It’s mostly some of the Under-20s from last year, some of the newer guys at the club and some of the guys who got a taste of first grade last year so there’s a good blend there,’’ said Cartwright.

“We’ve got five players involved in the All Stars game and another five or six coming off major injuries so pretty well the majority of those that are available are playing. There’s probably just half a dozen who had long seasons last year so we’ll just give them the benefit of an extra week off.

“For the guys that are playing there are some positions up for grabs, especially in the haves, the back row and the centres. There are opportunities there and there’s a lot of youth in that side so I expect a really good game.’’

Titans Squad

1 Shannon Walker
2 Dominique Peyroux
3 Esi Tonga
4 Joseph Tomane
5 Joe Vickery
6 Jordan Rankin
7 Luke Capewell
8 Brenton Lawrence
9 Matt Srama
10 Luke Page
11 Sam Tagaetese
12 Ben Ridge
13 Luke O’Dwyer
14 Will Matthews
15 Kayne Lawton
16 Tom Merritt
17 Jacob Ling

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