Throughout the history of Rugby League there are is a history of dud recruiting from every club.

The Gold Coast Titans recently recruited David Fifita from the Brisbane Broncos on a $3.5M three-year-deal, who now faces pressure to live up to the hype of his price tag.

We’ve taken a look at the top 10 signings for the Gold Coast Titans that, at least in the eyes of fans, failed to provide the club with return on investment.

So strap yourself in as we count down the top 10 dud signings in the history of the Gold Coast Titans.

8. David Myles

A spirited player throughout his career, including 10 tries in 17 matches for the Gold Coast Chargers in the year they were closed by the Australian Rugby League following the Super League. But by the time he came back for his second bite of the cherry for the inaugural season of the Titans in 2007 he was far from the player the Gold Coast public had come to love almost a decade earlier.

Myles played just four matches for the Titans, spending the bulk of the 2007 season in the Queensland Cup with the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 20: David Myles #6 of the Cowboys celebrates winning the round 15 NRL match between the Warriors and the North Queensland Cowboys at Ericsson Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on June 20, 2004. The Cowboys won the match 28-26. (Photo by Nigel Marple/Getty Images)


  1. I kept looking for two particular names on your list of dud buys by the Gold Coast.
    Number two dud buy was: Leilani Latu . A star forward at Penrith, permanent first grader there. Number one dud buy was: Bryce Cartwright. Star first grader at Penrith in the forwards , or at 5/8th.
    Both failed miserably at the Gold Coast.
    So sorry THEPEOPLESDUDE. Youโ€™re just wrong.

  2. I think Bryce was left out as a past dud signing because the signing of Bryce by Parra will eclipse all dud signings in the history of footy.

  3. This article easily makes the “Top 10 Dud Zero Tackle Articles”.

    No mention of Leilani Latu? Jarryd Hayne? Bryce Cartwright? Shannon Boyd? All signed on big money, all failed to deliver, all dud signings.

    Poor form from THEPEOPLESDUDE, back to the drawing board and watch some more footy.

  4. Bat Eater – the difference with Parra signing Bryce is they are signing him on a minimum wage (or close to) contract of something around $100K as opposed to the $500K that the Titans signed him on.
    There is a fairly decent gap in a clubs expectations of a player on $100K compared to one on $500K.

  5. Yes Beastie.
    Main reason I had Latu at 2 & Bryce Cartwright at 1, as the Gold Coasts worst buys. I think Latu was on at least $400,000 a season & Cartwright $700,000 a season, at the Gold Coast.
    Amazing that the club just got rid of both players, without being stuck with paying them money out of future salary caps. Unbelievable really! I think brown paper bags were handed over by the Gold Coast sponsors.

  6. No mention of Leilani Latu? Jarryd Hayne? Bryce Cartwright? Shannon Boyd? All signed on big money, all failed to deliver, all dud signings.

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