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Winger Don crowned NRL Titans' best

Gold Coast's Anthony Don has become the first winger to win the NRL club's top prize at the Titans' awards dinner on Wednesday night.

Winger Don crowned NRL Titans' best

Gold Coast's Anthony Don has become the first winger to win the NRL club's top prize at the Titans' awards dinner on Wednesday night.

Gold Coast favourite Anthony Don was a surprise victor of the Paul Broughton Medal at the NRL club's awards dinner on Wednesday night.

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He beat State of Origin rookies Nathan Peats and Jarrod Wallace to the prize.


Don became the first winger to win the Titans' top gong in the club's 11-year history, capping a personally satisfying season in an otherwise bleak Gold Coast campaign.

Don, who has a 2018 contract with the Titans, polled 49 votes in the race, with players and coaching staff nominating their best in a 3-2-1 format after each game.

Peats (47) and Wallace (45) were close behind, while Ashley Taylor was surprisingly not in the top five despite being the only Titans player to play every game this season and finishing with an NRL-best 29 try assists.

Grafton product Don scored 12 tries, many of them freakish, in his 20 appearances and earned his first Country Origin jersey in what was otherwise a season to forget for the Titans.

The NRL-owned club are currently being shopped to potential buyers, while also on the hunt for a new coach after the sacking of Neil Henry with two games remaining this season.

Currently interviewing candidates, the Titans are hopeful of announcing a new coach by mid-October.


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