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Broncos and Titans seek halves clarity

Representative halves Peter Wallace and Scott Prince and Brisbane young gun Corey Norman will get equal time to push their 2013 NRL starting claims in Saturday night's pre-season trial against the Gold Coast at Redcliffe.
Broncos and Titans seek halves clarity
by AAP

By Wayne Heming

BRISBANE, Feb 11 AAP - Representative halves Peter Wallace and Scott Prince and Brisbane young gun Corey Norman will get equal time to push their 2013 NRL starting claims in Saturday night's pre-season trial against the Gold Coast at Redcliffe.

And they won't be the only halves on the field pushing their case for round one appearances - Titans coach John Cartwright has halves headaches of his own.

Cartwright will use the Dolphin Oval hit out to run his eye over Jordan Rankin, Beau Henry and 21-year-old hopeful Albert Kelly.

Brisbane's Anthony Griffin plans to rotate the trio to give them equal opportunity to press for selection in the club's round one clash against Manly at Suncorp Stadium next month.

"They'll get their chance in the trial," said Griffin who'll rest captain Sam Thaiday and veteran centre Justin Hodges who played 80 minutes of last weekend's All Star game.

"Everybody that is fit will get a run in the trial, they'll all get some time."

On the other side of the park it is Kelly, thrown an NRL lifeline after being sacked by Cronulla and Newcastle, who is hoping to play his way to a Titans contract in the trials.

Prince, a strong performer for the Indigenous All Stars, will relish the opportunity to play against Cartwright and the club which dumped him.

At this stage Wallace and Prince appear the front-runners for the club's season-opening clash against Manly at Suncorp Stadium next moth with Norman likely to come off the Broncos bench.

While senior forward Corey Parker had no idea who would get the No.7 jumper for game one of the season, he said Prince had been fantastic since linking with the club in November.

"From day one when he turned up his experience and his dominance and the way he carries himself have been great," said Parker.

"He's done everything in the game, he's been great at training and his work with the other halves has been really good.

"It's great to have that competition within the team."


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