Sport David Fifita: Mal Meninga declares Titans 'absolutely' in the race for off-contract Broncos star

07:35  25 february  2020
07:35  25 february  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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David Fifita at Broncos training. Photographer: Liam Kidston.Source: News Corp Australia. “I’m not too sure what I’m going to do to be honest,” Fifita told But following Fifita ’s admission about his future, the Titans are well in the frame with the club’s performance and culture boss Mal Meninga keen to

Fifita comes off contract at the end of the 2020 NRL season, meaning rival clubs can formally approach him from November 1. Gold Coast Titans performance and culture head Mal Meninga has boldly declared the embattled club will make a play for local junior David Fifita .

  David Fifita: Mal Meninga declares Titans 'absolutely' in the race for off-contract Broncos star © Getty Images

Mal Meninga has suggested the Titans remain a genuine chance of landing the prized signature of boom Broncos forward David Fifita.

Fifita is the most high-profile name on the player market and has long been declared as the NRL's next $1 million (AUD 1.51 million) man.

The Queensland star has previously states his desire to remain at Red Hill long-term but remains unsigned beyond 2020 as kick-off to the new season nears.

Having been one of the clubs linked to Fifita throughout the off-season, the Gold Coast have become increasingly eager sit down with the 21-year-old, the Courier Mail reports.

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And Meninga, the club's culture and performance manager, confirmed that whilst talks have yet to commence, the Titans are ready to pounce.

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"Absolutely, if he's available he's someone we'd love to talk to," Meninga declared.

"We're not talking at the moment. Dave has put everything on hold, he just wants to get his footy going.

"He's had an up-and-down off-season so I think he just wants to focus on his football and then at some stage he'll look to his future.

"We'll know through his manager whether he's right to talk or not."

Last year's wooden spooners, the Titans are determined to prove their critics wrong.

An overhaul of their coaching staff, spearheaded by the arrival of Super League-winning coach with St. Helens Justin Holbrook during the off-season, is hoped to rid the club of its 'cellar-dweller' tag.

And Meninga declared that the marquee signature of David Fifita would be a monumental coup for the league's youngest club.

However, Meninga knows there will be many factors more important than money at stake in Fifita's decision.

"I think he'd be really happy with the Broncos. They've nurtured him since he was a young boy and gave him every opportunity to be who he is at the moment," the former Maroons coach said.

"Obviously he's very family orientated. We hear that he doesn't want to venture too far from Brisbane, so I guess with those things in mind there's only really one other option for him and that's the Titans.

"We're a club on the up so if Dave becomes available and we're in the picture then we'll be certainly having those conversations.

"He's a marquee player and you can invest in a player like Dave for a long period of time. A bit like the Taumalolo's - you could build a team around [him].

"He would bring other talent to the club, but our junior systems are going really well, we've got a lot of talent on the Coast."

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Gold Coast have confirmed experienced New Zealand international Kevin Proctor will captain the team for the 2020 NRL season.Proctor had previously been the Titans captain in 2017 but had to give up the role after being caught up in a cocaine bust in Canberra while on international duty with the Kiwis.

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