Mark Minichiello
Two-year deal

The Gold Coast Titans have today re-signed the club’s most capped player, bullocking forward Mark Minichiello, on a new two-year contract extension for seasons 2013 and 2014.

The 30-year-old, who is expecting the birth of his second child with wife Milena in July, said he was excited to be remaining in Titans colours for the next two years.

“It’s good to get the deal done, my family and I are really settled up here on the Gold Coast so it makes things easy to stay. It wouldn’t have been an easy decision to walk away,’’ said Minichiello.

“Being a foundation player, I’d love to play out my career here with the club as the most capped player. Although I’ve been at a couple of clubs, it will be eight years at the one club and I feel I’ve played my best footy here.

“The pack we’ve got is one of the best in the comp so to be a part of that for the next couple of years, I believe we can really be a force in the NRL.’’

Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright said it was a significant boost to have Minichiello remain on the Gold Coast as one of five remaining foundation players.