Titanic storm on the way

RUGBY league fans can buy their tickets to the much-anticipated Gold Coast Titans versus Melbourne Storm match in Coffs Harbour from today.

The trial game will be held at the BCU International Stadium at 7.30pm on February 17, and will be preceded by lead-up games that afternoon.

Tickets are $9 for under-14s (children under-five are free), concessions $14, adults $19 and grandstand $29.

They are available at the Jetty Memorial Theatre from 10am to 4pm weekdays, online at Coffs Harbour City Council's website www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au, or by phoning 6652 8088.

"We are excited to be launching our initial NRL assault at the BCU International Stadium in Coffs Harbour," Titans football manager Scott Sattler said.

"We have been overwhelmed by the wave of support from the Coffs Harbour region for our brand-new side, and have set our sights on seeing a crowd of more than 10,000 supporters at our very first game."

It is the only NRL game to be played on the North Coast this season.

"This is a unique opportunity for local and regional rugby league fans to see a collection of Australia's biggest NRL talents in action right here in Coffs Harbour," the council's sports unit manager, Ben Payne, said.

"The Titans have invested a lot of time and effort in the Coffs Harbour region and have shown a lot of commitment to our area already, in terms of the junior development program they have put in place, and establishing a talent identification program under the watchful eye of Sawtell Panthers captain Craig Wallace."

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