Gold Coast Titans coach Justin Holbrook has appointed Tino Fa’asuamaleaui as the club’s new captain from the 2022 NRL season.
The 21-year-old has made 49 appearances in the NRL for Melbourne Storm and the Titans since making his first-grade debut in 2019.
Fa’asuamaleaui has represented Samoa on the international stage. In addition, he has played for Queensland six times in the State of Origin arena.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook said: “Tino is a natural leader and he has been that with us since he first arrived at the club.
“He sets such high standards and I love that about Tino.
“He is someone who leads with his actions, he demands a lot of himself and others and they are great qualities in a captain.
“Tino is part of an exciting new wave of Titans that are invested in bringing success here to the Coast.
“He’s a player that has great respect from his peers, including our senior players like Kevin Proctor, Isaac Liu and Corey Thompson.”
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui tipped to be wonderful leader for the Titans
Gold Coast chief executive Steve Mitchell said: “As a club we work to make our communities proud, to inspire them with energy and ultimately unite them through success.
“Tino is the embodiment of this and our value set, whether he is in a Titans jersey or out in our great community.
“He sets high standards around our core behaviours when it comes to our club values and his work ethic is phenomenal.
“We’re confident that Tino will be a wonderful leader for our club and we’re delighted for him and his family that he will get the opportunity this season.”
Fa’asuamaleaui committed his long-term future to the Titans at the end of last season, signing a deal until the end of 2026.