Luke Bailey
Two more years with Titans

The Gold Coast Titans have received a significant boost today with one of the club’s favourite sons Luke Bailey re-signing with the club.

Inspirational prop Bailey, 31, has signed a new two-year contract which will see him remain in Titans colours until the end of the 2013 season.

Bailey was co-captain with halfback Scott Prince for the club’s inaugural season in 2007 and is the only player in Titans history to have won the Paul Broughton Medal, awarded to the club’s best and fairest player, on two occasions.

Titans coach John Cartwright said Bailey was a ‘warrior’ who continued to be a key member of the side.

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“We are very blessed to have a front-rower in the modern game who can play 80 minutes, week-in and week-out,’’ said Cartwright.

“He is one of our most consistent players and he leads by example in everything he does. It’s great news that we’re able to keep him here for another two years as I’m sure he’ll have a big influence on the next generation of players coming through our ranks.’’

Bailey, who has played 15 matches for NSW and 4 Tests for Australia, said a sense of unfinished business in his quest for a maiden premiership had convinced him to remain with the club and not consider other potential options overseas.

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“I’ve still got a burning desire to go another step further in the NRL before I go anywhere else, a bit of unfinished business,’’ said Bailey.

“I love it here on the Gold Coast and I’m excited to still be a part of what we’re building here at the Titans. We’ve gone close over the last couple of years and I’d love to tick that last remaining box.’’