Titans player Tyrone Roberts breaks the line during the Round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium at Robina on the Gold Coast, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Titans player Tyrone Roberts breaks the line during the Round 20 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium at Robina on the Gold Coast, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY DAVE HUNT

Back home in the halves for Tyrone

BALLINA junior Tyrone Roberts will officially move back into the halves when the Gold Coast Titans host the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League on Saturday.

It should be a big game for the 25-year-old when he takes on his former club where he played 97 games between 2011-2015.

Roberts ended up at five-eighth last weekend when he was moved from fullback after the late inclusion of Jarryd Hayne.

He has covered a number of positions this season including hooker and fullback while Nathan Peats and Hayne were out injured.

He is now filling in for Kane Elgey and reforming the halves combination he previously had with Ash Taylor last year.

Elgey was a surprise omission from the team that defeated the Cronulla Sharks 16-12 last weekend with coach Neil Henry citing a minor hamstring strain as his reason for missing out.

The 23-year-old is back in the team this week but has been chosen on the bench.

Henry's plan for Elgey would see the Gold Coast junior partner Taylor in the halves off the bench and Roberts move to the hooker position.

Meanwhile, Grafton Ghosts premiership winner Anthony Don is back on deck at the Titans after missing a month of games with a shoulder injury.

Lismore junior David Mead left the Gold Coast last season and has had limited minutes at the Brisbane Broncos this season.

He was named in their 21-man team on Tuesday but is likely to omitted for tonight's game against Penrith.

Elsewhere, Brian Kelly and Cody Walker will be on opposite teams when South Sydney host the Manly Sea Eagles tomorrow night at Allianz Stadium.

Walker is a Casino junior and is enjoying his second season the the NRL where he has not missed a game.

Kelly made his debut at Manly in the first round and has been a consistent performer in the centres.



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