He was one of the building blocks that put the Titans on the path to success and now Nathan Friend has returned to the Gold Coast to help good times return.
Titans coach Neil Henry has vowed to give the Gold Coast a team they can be proud of after plans for a new state-of-the-art training facility were unveiled.
The Titans have announced they will relocated to a new purpose-built high performance training and administration centre at Parkwood International Golf Course.
Cousins Tyrone and James Roberts are together again at Gold Coast after growing up together in Ballina, and posses an understanding that can't be coached.
The recovery from a sickening end to his first grade debut may be ongoing but Titans recruit Ashley Taylor insists he learnt enough to know he can play NRL.
Neck surgery on the Gold Coast saved his career, and now Zeb Taia is ready for one last crack at the NRL as one of the Titans' most experienced campaigners.
Having lived in the shadow of Jarrod Mullen and Kurt Gidley at Newcastle, Tyrone Roberts says he has come to the Gold Coast to be treated as an equal.
A host of new faces in the playing squad and an enhanced coaching staff has given the Gold Coast club a fresh feeling, according to forward Ryan James.
He missed the start of pre-season training, but a trip to England to watch his brother play in the Rugby World Cup final has inspired Luke Douglas.
Former Rabbitoh and roommate of Sam Burgess, James Roberts, backs the England international to lead South Sydney back to a premiership force.