Gold Coast Titans CEO Steve Mitchell has revealed how close the club was to losing superstar youngster Tino Fa’asuamaleaui to new rival, the Redcliffe Dolphins.
“We’re super excited to have Tino here long term, and what we can build around him and with him,” Mitchell said on SEN.
“I think (his signature) was considerable on Tino’s part.
“The type of person he is, as a 21-year-old you’ve got this phenomenal athlete who’s going to develop into anything, really.
“If you look at the way he plays, his application and his leadership.
“But away from that he’s a very well considered man, he thinks through things, he asks questions, he absorbs things a lot and it was always going to be part and parcel with Tino, walking him through the process and showing what we can do going forward.
“We’re confident that we have a really good coach and a wonderful culture in that department.”