Gold Coast Titans winger Phillip Sami re-signs until the end of 2022 NRL season
The Gold Coast Titans have re-signed winger Phillip Sami on a two-year extension that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022 NRL season. The 22-year old - affectionaly known as 'The Hound' after chasing down Josh 'The Fox' Addo-Carr in the 2019 season - will remain at the embattled club despite offers from rival clubs.With just 43 NRL games to his name, there is plenty of good football ahead of the winger and he believes the Titans is the best place for him to develop.“Obviously I had decisions to make in the off-season and the start of the pre-season,” he said.
Mitchell ’s visit will coincide with Kenny Vaccaro‘s meeting with the Titans . The club is also considering 49ers free agent Eric Reid, according to head coach It has been a quiet offseason for Mitchell on the whole, but he did meet with the Cardinals in late July. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has signed on with the Gold Coast Titans as the club’s new head of performance and culture. Meninga will remain as coach of Australia but will move from Canberra to undertake his duties with the struggling NRL club immediately. The Queensland legend met with club
Gold Coast Titans' head of culture and performance Mal Meninga has confirmed the club's interest in Latrell Mitchell, vowing to help the Roosters star take his game to the next level as well as provide him the support he needs off the field.
"I think I can offer that guidance but Latrell needs to work out what he wants to do in life," Meninga.
"I understand where he is at in life as a 22-year-old with that profile. I believe I can help him."
The Titans are in a tussle with Wests Tigers to secure the signature of the Origin and Kangaroos standout and two-time Premiership winner.
Cowboys 'unlikely' to land Mitchell despite meet
While the North Queensland Cowboys met Latrell Mitchell, the club is unlikely to sign him, with the Wests Tigers in the box seat.Mitchell arrived in Townsville on Monday and met with the Cowboys' brass, and was even endorsed by club legend Johnathan Thurston.
The Titans are moving quickly to set up a workout after losing safety Jonathan Cyprien to a torn ACL. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Titans will work out former Steelers safety Mike Mitchell tomorrow.
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Meninga didn't guarantee a fullback position for him at the Titans, but did confirm he had made contact with Mitchell about joining the Queensland side and the outgoing Rooster indicated a meeting was imminent.
"We are interested, absolutely," Meninga said.
"We want to get him up and have a chat to him. I've had a little chat with him.
"I just wanted to know if he was interested or not. He said, 'Yeah, we will come up and have a yarn'."
There is expected to be more known about the Tigers' position on Mitchell later this week, but with North Queensland's signing of Valentine Holmes on a six-year deal worth $5.7 million, they may be out of the race.
However Cowboys coach Paul Green told media on Monday that they were still in 'ongoing' negotiations with Mitchell, after he visited Townsville last week.
Latrell Mitchell: Wests Tigers anxiously awaiting Sydney Roosters star’s next move
Mitchell met with Cowboys officials last week, but it now appears the Tigers and Titans are his two remaining suitors.Mitchell met with Cowboys officials in Townsville last week after a member of his entourage reportedly relayed the 22-year-old’s interest in playing for the club earlier this month.
The next nine weeks may prove pivotal for Mal Meninga as whispers circulate over who will assume the helm as head coach of the Titans in the wake of Gold Coast's head of performance and culture, Meninga had been reviewing the club's affairs for the past seven weeks and will pass his findings on
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"That (meeting) wasn't wasting anyone's time," Green said.
"We were up front with all parties about the situation with Valentine, they knew about that.
"Those conversations with Latrell are still ongoing. We weren't playing any games there."
In Gold Coast's favour is the established relationship between Mitchell and new Titans coach Justin Holbrook, who was working under Trent Robinson at the Roosters in the past.
Meninga also said he would like to provide guidance for Mitchell through work with the Indigenous community in Queensland.
"I think I could provide him with a lot of help and guidance, just from my own experiences as a player and as a young person," Meninga said.
"He hasn't peaked as a young fella, he is still finding his feet.
"He has a bit of growing up to do maturity-wise and obviously with his footy that coincides with his maturity as a person. He is only 22 years of age. There is a lot in front of him.
"He would be a great acquisition for a club that was willing to put the time and effort into him. "
Gold Coast Titans increase offer to Jai Arrow despite Latrell Mitchell rumours .
Arrow has been linked with multiple NRL clubs including the Rabbitohs.That’s the opinion of NRL legend Mark Geyer, who on Friday confirmed the Rabbitohs are planning a massive $4 million bid for the Queensland Maroons star.