Don't write Titans off yet: Prince
The Titans will compete in the finals for the first time in their history and club captain Scott Prince is determined not to waste the opportunity, despite hitting a speed-bump on Saturday night, going down to Manly at Brookvale 38-4.
“The season is not over for us, it starts again this week,” Prince admitted on Bigpond Sports Weekend.
“All the boys are very excited [to play in the finals].”
The 2005 premiership winning halfback has been more than satisfied with the Gold Coast’s form this year, but pin-pointed the need for Titans fans to continue their support at the penultimate stage of the season.
“I think the year hass been very good for us… we finished two points behind the minor premiers.
“The community is getting right behind the team.
“We have seen what it’s [fan support] done to the Cowboys up in Townsville in previous years, so hopefully instead of making up the numbers we can mix it with the best of them in the next few weeks.”
Prince highlighted the emergence of powerhouse back-rower Mark Minichiello and some rookie young guns as key to the Titans’ success thus far in season 2009.
“Minichiello, he has stepped out of the shadow of his brother.
“Some of the young guys coming through… young Kevin Gordon and David Mead… William Zillman coming back from knee reconstruction last year has built in confidence.”
Prince, Minichiello and the exciting young players will need to be on song should the Titans hope to obtain some silverware for a bare trophy cabinet when they play in the first semi-final this weekend at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.