International star happy to be home training with the Titans
LUKE Douglas has returned home so he can train alongside his Gold Coast Titans teammates at the Yamba Sports Complex this morning.
Fresh from representing Scotland at the Rugby League World Cup, the 27-year-old touched down in Australia on Friday.
He made an extra special effort to join the squad in Yamba, as he was not officially required to return to club duties until December.
"It's very typical of him," coach John Cartwright said.
"He's a great guy, a fantastic club man.
"Coming from Yamba where his family have always played a big part in the community, he was very keen to get involved."
He joins the squad, which includes former Grafton Ghost Anthony Don, for several school visits in the Clarence Valley today as part of the Titans Tackle Bullying Program. Don is a qualified PE teacher and said bullying was a serious issue.
"It'll be nice to get back to one of my old schools at Westlawn Primary and talk to the kids about a topic which is a real issue among students," Don said.
This morning's open training session starts at 7.30am. After the school visits, the squad continues to Coffs Harbour for the club's annual pre-season camp.