Troubled Titans seek help to beef up off-field team
THE Titans will lobby the NRL for more funding as coach Neil Henry’s shake-up extends to the club’s off-field departments.
Henry (pictured) is driving a proposal seeking up to four staff for his under-resourced football department which will be presented to the club’s board and NRL next month.
The Titans rank last in the NRL for football department spending, believed to be up to $4 million a year less than some rival clubs when junior development is included.
Henry is scouring the landscape for a new strength coach following Dan Ferris’s defection to Manly, with a possible two positions to be created.
Another rehabilitation physiotherapist to assist Greg Condon could be an addition, along with a video and data analyst. Recruitment boss Jamie Mathiou, who recently resigned, needs to be replaced.
Titans CEO Graham Annesley confirmed the club was discussing the make-up of its football department and was in discussions with the NRL.
“There have been some internal discussions about staffing,” he said.
“Not necessarily asking for more money.
“We’re looking at our structure and whether it could be a little better.”
Lachlan Burr will return from suspension in place of Greg Bird (quad) for the final home game of the year against the Dragons on Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium, while hooker Kierran Moseley moves on to the bench.