Steve Mascord, NRL.com
GOLD Coast star Matt Srama says he is "praying" captain Scott Prince doesn't leave the club - but he may have given coach John Cartwright an option for replacing the Test star in the halves.
Srama played five-eighth in the Philippines' 86-0 win over Thailand at Bangkok's Royal Thai Police Stadium yesterday, scoring a try and kicking seven goals while his brother Luke wore the number nine shirt.
While team-mates - including Titan Kevin Gordon - will travel to Manila today to help launch rugby league there, Srama returns home to uncertain circumstances with Prince being pursued by Hull and coach John Cartwright still out of the country.
"I only heard about this the other day - I'm not too sure what's going on there with Scotty," said Srama, 21.
"Hopefully ... I'm praying that he stays with the club. He's such a great player and he's a lovely bloke. Time will tell but I'm praying."
Speaking before yesterday's game, Gordon said all he knew about the Prince situation was "on facebook" and he hoped it was "just rumours".
Srama played down any chance of him having a future in the halves if Prince moves on.
"You never know - I'll let Carty decide that one but I'm just hoping to get in the 17 somewhere," said Srama.
"It was a bit of fun, I played in the halves growing up. I'm just focusing, when I go back, on having a good year with the Gold Coast Titans ... and I'm looking forward to a really big pre-season."