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Douglas out of NRL opener

Douglas out of NRL opener
Luke Douglas : Digital Image by Charles Knight copyright © nriphotos. NRL Rugby League, Gold Coast Titans v NZ Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, June 20th, 2015.

Aquis Titans prop Luke Douglas will miss his first game through suspension after nine seasons due to a charge in the Alice Springs match.

Douglas will miss the Titans’ season-opener against the Knights at Cbus Super Stadium after pleading guilty to a grade one careless high tackle on Eels forward Daniel Alvaro. The charge carried only 67 points but he had 75 carry-over points from the last round match against the Cowboys last season, meaning he has been hit with a one-match ban.

He is still free to play in Saturday’s trial against South Sydney as his charge was below a grade three. The Titans will announce around team in the morning. 

The Rabbitohs announed their team today, and is is a strong line-up that will feature Sam Burgess in his comeback match in NRL company.

Their team is:

Greg Inglis

Alex Johnson

Hymel Hunt

Bryson Goodwin

John Olive

Cody Walker

Adam Reynolds

Tom Burgess

Cameron McGuiness

Jason Clarke

Kyle Turner

John Sutton

Sam Burgess


Aaron Gray

Kirisome Auva’a

David Tyrell

Zane Musgrove

Damien Cook

Luke Keary

Paul Carter

Nathan Brown


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