Titans take a swipe at Cartwright talk

THE Gold Coast Titans have scoffed at rumours of a coaching overhaul and emergency player meetings as the NRL continues its salary cap investigations into its previous administration.

The club is also conducting its own independent review of overall performance on and off the field.

The NRL's general manager of integrity, Nick Weeks, has confirmed it is currently looking into some "matters" brought to its attention by the club's new chief executive Graham Annesley.

Annesley yesterday hit out at rumours foundation coach John Cartwright would be shifted to coaching co-ordinator with former North Queensland Cowboys coach Neil Henry assuming the top job.

"I honestly don't know how some of these stories start. There has been no discussions in our organisation about that," Annesley said.

There is no doubt Cartwright's position is under review, with the Titans losing again at the weekend and their crowd numbers continuing to tumble with each defeat but he said it was not distracting him or his players.

"I think the players are immune to those things now, when they happen they are a major event there's are a lot of clubs going through it at the moment; we have had our fair share of issues here as well," Cartwright said.

On a personal note Cartwright said he wasn't too concerned by talk his days at the Titans were numbered.

"You can't let it (affect you)," he said.

"You can't let it happen (be a distraction)." The club said a players' meeting yesterday morning was not a crisis meeting as speculated but a meeting arranged so they could meet Dr Dave Arthur, the boss of Sport Business Resources who is conducting the external review for the club. His findings could take three or four weeks before he reports back to the board.


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