Two years after being in camp with England for the Four Nations tournament, Dan Sarginson's fantasy about living and playing on the Gold Coast is reality.
If Titans recruit Jarrod Wallace ever doubted whether he could trust his new teammates, being carried six kilometres on a stretcher put any fears to bed.
The pain of missing their finals exit will drive Titans back-rower Zeb Taia to push himself to activate an option in his deal to remain with Gold Coast in 2018.
Gold Coast Titans half Ashley Taylor insists his greatest accomplishment in 2016 was staying on the field at all.
As a youngster the closest Kane Elgey got to rugby league growing up was a casual game of touch football with friends at Tugun every Friday night.
Just as it took him a while to make his mark in the NRL, Gold Coast winger Anthony Don had a less than auspicious start to his days in junior rugby league.
Which teams look set to improve next season? Will new finals contenders Canberra and Penrith be in with a shot, or will the Roosters and Rabbitohs rise again?
Titans fans can share in the excitement of a new era for their club with a tour of Gold Coast's new TFH High Performance Centre this Saturday.
Titans players claim they won't work any less hard in training following their move to new state-of-the-art facilities at Parkwood International.
The reigning rookie of the year Ashley Taylor has quashed any suggestion his troublesome groin will prevent him from representing the Indigenous All Stars.