Falloon's Titans return only temporary
Beau Falloon has been brought back into the Titans team to face the Bulldogs on Sunday but coach Neil Henry has revealed that he is not part of the club's future beyond 2015.
A City Origin representative and the club's player of the year in 2014, Falloon was left out of the team that went down 36-14 to the Storm last Sunday and after four years on the Gold Coast will have to find a new home in 2016.
Along with Falloon, Eddy Pettybourne has been recalled to the Titans team after missing last weekend due to a virus but captain Nate Myles remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Given his strong performance in the early stages against the Storm, Daniel Mortimer will retain his spot against the Bulldogs with Falloon set to replace Kierran Moseley in the 17, the player Henry sees as the future long-term hooker at the Titans.
"We haven't made an offer for [Falloon]," was Henry's response when asked about Falloon's future at the club.
"Kierran Moseley is contracted and 'Friendy' [Warriors hooker Nathan Friend] is coming along as well and Daniel Mortimer is contracted as well and we certainly see Daniel having value as a utility halfback/hooker."
Due to injuries and a club-imposed suspension at the start of the season Falloon has played just eight games in 2015 taking his career tally to 81 NRL games after a previous three-year stint at South Sydney.
Dropped after a below-par performance against the Eels a fortnight ago, Falloon was overlooked in favour of Moseley who missed five games himself due to a knee injury midway through the season.
Henry conceded that the 21-year-old former Panther is still getting confidence back in his knee but is viewed as having a bright future at the club.
"He's been on a steep learning curve for the whole season," Henry said. "He's come back from a knee injury and probably lacks a bit of confidence in running at the moment and he probably didn't take his opportunities against Melbourne when he needed to.
"He's worked very hard defensively, there's been a real improvement in his defence but he is a project just like Kane Elgey and any of our younger players such as Agnatius [Paasi], Nathaniel Peteru and Nene Macdonald.
"We're always going to look for improvement but those players are certainly the future of the club."