Two NRL greats believe that the most penalised player in the competition is the outstanding choice to captain the Titans in 2016...
He was pinned as the poster boy for a new golden age for rugby league on the Gold Coast so it was little wonder Titans officials looked so disconsolate.
Daly Cherry-Evans said he always "left the door open" for Manly to offer him another contract to stay.
If the Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans don't start climbing the ladder soon their hopes for a fruitful 2015 season will be ripped to shreds.
Daly Cherry-Evans has sensationally announced a new contract with the Manly Sea Eagles, despite initially agreeing to join the Gold Coast Titans next season.
The Titans are expecting plenty of trick shots from the Wests Tigers on Friday night.
Gold Coast coach Neil Henry is counting down the days until Daly Cherry-Evans becomes a Titan and has welcomed a move to scrap the contentious 'Round 13' rule.
Eels forward Pauli Pauli and Titans forward Ryan James have both taken early guilty pleas for their respective dangerous contact charges in Round 12.
He may be almost a year older but Titans half Kane Elgey says there is much he can learn from the stunning start Luke Brooks has made to his first grade career.
Call it a Freudian slip or genuine respect but Gold Coast forward Ben Ridge says the Titans are primed for the man Ridge calls "Marty 'Kapow'".