The Courier-Mail

Beau resolved to bow out on a positive note


BEAU Falloon is set to head to Europe’s Super League next year after being told he has no future on the Gold Coast.

“I’m sitting here now and I don’t know where I’m going to be in three months,” he said.

“Not knowing where I’m going to be (is the scariest part but) I can’t sit here and kick stones. That’s not in my nature. You’ve got to go with the times.’’

Falloon and a handful of other Titans will play their last home games against St George Illawarra at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday.

The 28-year-old does not have the skills of Cameron Smith, but he possesses something his teammates love about him – desire.

“That’s the style of player I am,” he said.

“I’m not flashy or anything like that, I just go out there and compete as hard as I can and to the best of my ability.

“All I can do is get out there and wear my heart on my sleeve like I think I do every week. I’ll see how I feel on Sunday. I’m sure it will be a bit sad but hopefully we can get the win for the fans.

“I flew my mum (Karen) up last Sunday against the Raiders and she hadn’t been to a game for a while and we got the win so she said I had to fly her back up again for good luck. She’s cost me a fortune.’’

Falloon’s season unravelled before it began when he became the first of five players embroiled in the drugs scandal that engulfed the Titans.

He suffered a freak wrist injury at training and has not strung together more than four consecutiv­e games this year, taking his NRL tally to 83.

It has been quite a steep slide for the player who was last year crowned the club’s player of the year.

“It’s been a very stressful year,” he said.

“We’re paid to play footy and when you’re not able to do that you get depressed.

“Everyone has those sorts of years so hopefully the next chapter of my life is a lot more positive than this year.’’

The Titans believe their rotation of hookers – Nathan Friend, Kierran Moseley, Matt Srama, Daniel Mortimer and Karl Lawton – will be adequate depth at No.9 next year.

Falloon tore his biceps in his first pre-season game for the Titans in 2012 which ruled him out for three months.

To help him deal with being sidelined, Nate Myles passed a hat around to raise $2500 to buy him an Australian bulldog they named Axe after former assistant coach Trevor Gillmeiste­r.

The gesture made Falloon believe he had found the men he wanted to spend the rest of his career playing with, and he will have a reminder of them while Axe is by his side.

 ??  ?? BYE BEAU: Beau Falloon will play his last home game for the Titans on Sunday. Picture: David Clark
BYE BEAU: Beau Falloon will play his last home game for the Titans on Sunday. Picture: David Clark

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