Superior size and NRL experience proved the difference as the Cutters powered their way to the Intrust Super Championship, the first NSW side win the title.
The Illawarra Cutters have become the first NSW side to win the Intrust Super Championship, dominating the Burleigh Bears at ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Titans prop Luke Douglas will depart the club despite a year remaining on his current deal, joining Super League side St Helens on a three-year deal.
Months in rugby league purgatory before a season with Burleigh has prepared Paterika Vaivai for an NRL re-call, earning a one-year deal with the Titans.
After clinching the Intrust Super Cup title with Burleigh, playmaker Cameron Cullen can't wait to run out at ANZ Stadium on grand final day.
Prop Ryan James has vowed to use Saturday's game for the PM's XIII to prove to Mal Meninga that he is worthy of a place in the Kangaroos Four Nations squad.
He enjoyed a breakthrough rookie season but Titans half Ashley Taylor insists the return of Kane Elgey from injury will push him to greater heights next season.
Ryan James has crowned his best season since debuting for the Titans in 2010 by winning the prestigious Paul Broughton Medal on Monday night.
Boom Gold Coast rookie Ash Taylor has extended his contract at the club through to the end of the 2018 season.
A year ago Cameron Cullen almost threw in the towel after the sudden passing of his brother. Now he's preparing for a grand final and a new contract at Manly.