21 Apr 2010

Toopi to debut for Gold Coast

6:14 am on 21 April 2010

The former Warriors player Clinton Toopi will make his NRL debut for Gold Coast on Monday night after centre Mat Rogers was ruled out for up to three months with a knee injury.

Scans have confirmed Rogers tore the medial ligament in his left knee in Friday night's match against the Dragons.

Toopi, who played 129 games for the Warriors, has not been sighted in the NRL since heading overseas to play for Leeds at the end of 2006.

Knee and shoulder injuries forced him back home early and he was playing rugby union for the Bay of Plenty before scoring a one-year deal with the Titans during the pre-season.