The 2012 Gold Coast Titans season was the 6th in the club's history. Coached by John Cartwright and captained by Scott Prince they competed in the National Rugby League's 2012 Telstra Premiership. They finished the regular season 11th (out of 16), failing to make the finals for the second consecutive year. Nate Myles was named the club's player of the year.
|2012 Gold Coast Titans season|
|2012 record||Wins: 10; draws: 0; losses: 14|
|Points scored||For: 449; against: 477|
|Tries||David Mead (10)|
|Goals||Scott Prince (59)|
|Points||Scott Prince (134)|
Season summary Edit
After their worst ever season which ended in their winning the wooden spoon in 2011, the Titans underwent significant player turnover, which included the signings of Nate Myles, Phil Graham and Jamal Idris amongst others.
On 26 July, The Titans announced changes to its management team including the appointment of a new CEO and new investors. David May, the former CMO of iSelect was named the new CEO of the Titans replacing Michael Searle who stood down as managing director to become executive director of football.
At the end of the season the Paul Broughton Medal for player of the year went to second-rower Nate Myles.
- Round 1: Luke Douglas, Jamal Idris and Nate Myles made their debuts for the club.
- Round 2: Jordan Rankin scored his 1st career try.
- Round 3: Mark Minichiello played his 200th career game and Matthew White played his 100th career game.
- Round 3: Beau Champion made his debut for the club.
- Round 4: Luke Douglas played his 150th career game.
- Round 5: Luke Bailey played his 100th career game for the club and Luke O'Dwyer played his 100th career game.
- Round 5: Brenton Lawrence scored his 1st career try.
- Round 7: David Mead scored his 33rd career try which moved him into first on the all-time try scoring list for the Gold Coast Titans surpassing Anthony Laffranchi and Mat Rogers.
- Round 7: Aidan Sezer made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
- Round 7: Aidan Sezer scored his 1st career try.
- Round 7: William Zillman played his 100th career game.
- Round 9: Phil Graham made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters.
- Round 10: Greg Bird played his 50th game for the club.
- Round 14: Jamie Dowling made his debut for the club.
- Round 16: Steve Michaels played his 100th career game.
- Round 19: Beau Falloon made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
- Round 23: Ben Ridge scored his 1st career try.
- Round 25: Nate Myles played his 150th career game.
Squad List Edit
|First team squad||Coaching staff|
Squad Movement Edit
|Players||Signed From||Until End of||Notes|
|Beau Champion||Melbourne Storm||
|Luke Douglas||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks||
|Beau Falloon||South Sydney Rabbitohs||
|Phil Graham||Sydney Roosters||
|Jamal Idris||Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs||
|Nate Myles||Sydney Roosters||
|Aidan Sezer||Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs||
|Players||Signed To||Until End of||Notes|
|Luke Capewell||Brisbane Broncos||
|Nathan Friend||New Zealand Warriors||
|Anthony Laffranchi||St. Helens||
|Will Matthews||St George Illawarra Dragons||
|Esikeli Tonga||Parramatta Eels||
|Players||Club||Until End of||Notes|
|Steve Michaels||Gold Coast Titans||
|Mark Minichiello||Gold Coast Titans||
|Jordan Rankin||Gold Coast Titans||
|Ben Ridge||Gold Coast Titans||
|Matthew White||Gold Coast Titans||
|William Zillman||Gold Coast Titans||
|2||Melbourne Storm (P)||24||17||0||7||2||579||361||+218||38|
|3||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||16||0||8||2||559||438||+121||36|
|4||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||24||16||0||8||2||497||403||+94||36|
|5||North Queensland Cowboys||24||15||0||9||2||597||445||+152||34|
|9||St. George Illawarra Dragons||24||11||0||13||2||405||438||-33||26|
|11||Gold Coast Titans||24||10||0||14||2||449||477||-28||24|
|14||New Zealand Warriors||24||8||0||16||2||497||609||-112||20|
|Saturday, 4 February||Trial 1||New Zealand Warriors||North Harbour Stadium||10 – 26[permanent dead link]||Vickery, Dowling||Rankin (1)||10,500|
|Saturday, 11 February||Trial 2||Brisbane Broncos||Pizzey Park||18 – 16||Minichiello (2), Rankin||Prince (3)||7,252|
|Saturday, 18 February||Trial 3||North Queensland Cowboys||Virgin Australia Stadium||36 – 28||Zillman (2), Rankin, Lawrence, Ridge, Henry||Prince (5), Henry (1)||8,000|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw|
Regular season Edit
Representative honours Edit
The following players played a representative match in 2012.
Indigenous All Stars
NRL All Stars
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