Cameron Smith could also be coaching by himself at a neighborhood footy oval however just isn’t on Gold Coast’s radar, in keeping with the NRL membership’s chief government.
The Melbourne Storm legend’s taking part in future stays unsure however hypothesis he was poised to hitch the Titans solely intensified after the 37-year-old was noticed kicking balls on the house of Gold Coast membership Mudgeeraba Redbacks.
The membership posted a shot of Smith with an official on their Fb web page on Tuesday, sparking whispers it was an indication he was making ready to substantiate his transfer to the Titans.
If he’s coming to Justin Holbrook’s crew, nevertheless, it was information to CEO Steve Mitchell.
“It’s by no means been checked out as an choice,” Mitchell stated when requested about the potential for signing the previous Australian and Queensland captain.
“The media hypothesis round Cam coming to the membership has been a beautiful PR marketing campaign for us. It’s media publicity you couldn’t purchase so I’ve obtained to be thankful for that.
“And it’s in actually good intent. The inhabitants, our fan base and the media are very excited concerning the future for us and that hypothesis is endearing. We’re very grateful.”
Whereas Smith’s future is unsure, the Titans put to mattress any suggestion they might be quitting the Gold Coast in coming years after asserting a brand new long-term take care of the Queensland government-owned CBUS Tremendous Stadium.
The partnership means the Titans will proceed to play on the Robina venue for at the least the following seven years, with Mitchell hopeful of bumper crowds as pleasure builds about Holbrook’s rising crew.
“In these final 5 video games that we gained on the tail finish of the yr, on capability on the time underneath the restrictions with COVID, we bought out these video games and we nonetheless had ready traces behind that,” Mitchell stated.
“We’re trying ahead to a extremely energetic participation fanbase right here on sport day.
“And we wish to out-cheer our opposition crowds, which traditionally it in all probability may have been the reverse.”