Former Brisbane forward Brad Meyers is firmly behind his other old NRL club Gold Coast in Friday’s elimination final at Suncorp Stadium.
The former Queensland and Australian representative’s heart lies clearly with the Titans despite making more than 100 first-grade appearances from 2001-04 for the Broncos.
A foundation player when Gold Coast entered the competition in 2007, Meyers was a member of the last Titans’ team to reach the finals in 2010.
The 36-year-old joined ex-Titans teammates Anthony Laffranchi, Mat Rogers, Preston Campbell, Clinton Toopi and Ash Harrison in a reunion on Wednesday at CBUS Super Stadium in the build-up to Friday’s derby.
Meyers says the bond forged in that time outweighs any lingering passions he holds for the Broncos.
“It’s been too long for Brissie; I’m leaning more towards the Titans in this one,” Meyers told AAP.
“It’s always come down to the wire (between Titans and Broncos). They don’t have Locky (Darren Lockyer) there to sink us again.
“It’ll be a really good game – looking forward to it.”
The Titans only just limped into the finals after the Wests Tigers’ heavy loss to Canberra last weekend ensured they finished eighth on the ladder.
But Meyers says the team have done enough to prove themselves worthy of a finals position and sees no reason why they can’t cause an upset.
“They’ve got guys there that want to win,” he said.
“They never shut off. They’re pushing teams right to the end. You can see that with some of the results they’ve got.
“I’m looking forward to Friday night and watching them – fingers crossed they get up.”