NICE TOUCH: Luke Bailey takes the ball up for the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL clash with South Sydney. Bailey and Preston Campbell travelled down to attend Lower Clarence training on Tuesday night.
NICE TOUCH: Luke Bailey takes the ball up for the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL clash with South Sydney. Bailey and Preston Campbell travelled down to attend Lower Clarence training on Tuesday night. AAP

Titans stars rally for shattered Magpies after Zane's death

PRESTON Campbell and Luke Bailey from the Gold Coast Titans visited Lower Clarence Magpies rugby league training on Tuesday night to spend time with players as they deal with the loss of teammate Zane Purcell.

Purcell collapsed and died during a NRRRL reserve grade game at Ballina on May 10.

Campbell and Bailey spoke candidly about their experiences, took part in training and stayed on for photos and autographs.

Lower Clarence club president Steve Austine said the gesture would help in the healing process.

"They shared a few of their own stories, Luke Bailey jumped in for a game of touch and they stuck around and spoke to all the boys," Austine said.

"It's going to be hard to get back to normal but we had good numbers at training and everyone really wants to put in to make the year as successful as we can, which was exactly why Zane came back to the area."

Lower Clarence will play its postponed NRRRL first grade fifth round game against Ballina at Kingsford Smith Park on Thursday, June 4, starting at 7pm.



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