Mat Rogers will return to the Titans in a coaching role.
Mat Rogers will return to the Titans in a coaching role. Getty Images

Rogers lured out of retirement again as club's backs coach

AFTER losing playmaker Scott Prince to the Broncos, the Gold Coast Titans have lured dual international Mat Rogers out of retirement.

But he isn't planning on pulling on the boots anytime soon.

The 36-year-old will be the club's backs coach, a newly-created role that will see him work with a young group of halves that includes Jordan Rankin (21), Aidan Sezer (21), Albert Kelly (21) and Beau Henry (22).

Rogers retired from rugby league at the end of the 2010 NRL season.

He returned for a brief playing stint with the Titans in 2011, but a broken foot in his first match back ended the comeback.

He was one of the club's foundation players in 2007 and said the club would always hold a special place in his heart.

"I'm looking forward to working with some of the younger guys and I'm really excited by the next challenge in my career," he said.

Coach John Cartwright said Rogers' experience would be invaluable to the young halves.

"He knows what is required to perform at the top level, is familiar with how the club operates and has a great relationship with many of the players and coaching staff," Cartwright said.


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