Mead's magic sinks Sharks
FORMER Marist Brothers junior and now Gold Coast Titans winger David Mead scored one of the most brilliant tries of the NRL season with a freakish half-volley pick-up off a kick against the Sharks on Saturday night.
Mead scored two tries in the Titans’ 20-16 defeat of Cronulla at Toyata Park in Sydney but it was his second try that will be remembered by fans for years to come.
Halfback Scott Prince kicked across the field for Mead, who plucked the ball on the half-volley, one handed, at full stride, centimetres from the sideline, to score a brilliant try.
“I don’t know, it happened so fast I can’t really remember it, but I’m pretty happy about it,” he said.
“It’s one of my favourites, it has to be.
"It just stuck.. I don’t know how it did but I’m glad it did.”
The former Lismore schoolboy has had a stellar season individually despite the Titans’ lowly position on the NRL ladder.
Ironically, Mead has become the most consistent Northern Rivers first-grader with the Titans after joining the club along with Kyogle pair Shannon Walker and Will Matthews, who were tipped for big careers in the NRL after playing Australian Schoolboys.
However, Walker and Matthews will leave the club this season with Matthews off to St George Illawarra and Walker signing with the Australian Rugby Union Sevens team.