(Thanx to the QT and Sarah Harvey)
IPSWICH’S star off-season signing has hardly had a chance to meet his potential new teammates yet.
Javarn White, who is signed to both the Ipswich Jets and Gold Coast Titans, was preparing to return to Titans’ pre-season training today when the QT spoke to him yesterday.
The only training he’s done with the Jets was playing in their pre-Christmas touch footy tournament.
“I’m happy at the moment after the year I had,” White said.
“It was pretty good.
“Training with the Titans just topped it off.”
White was named the Queensland Cup’s player of 2011 for his exploits at fullback for the Norths Devils.
It was that form that caught the eye of the Titans and when they came knocking, he grabbed the opportunity.
“Just the change I guess,” he said of the reason for signing.
“And the offer to train with the Gold Coast as well.
“Everything was alright at Norths. I enjoyed my two years and they’re a wonderful club.”
White is not sure if he will be part of the Titans’ plans in 2012 or sent back to feeder club the Jets.
Either way, the former Sydney Roosters under-20 player is not too concerned.
“I’m just having fun,” he said.
“Having a bit of a crack.
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m happy to go back to work.”
It is obvious White plays for the love of the game and it has served him well so he won’t be changing, whoever he turns out for in 2012.
He has greatly impressed the Titans so far in training but faces competition for the fullback spot there from William Zillman, among others.
White rates Matthew Bowen and Preston Campbell his favourite players.
He shares similar traits with the pair – small stature, lightning pace and an ability to sniff a gap.
So it is no surprise the Titans see him as a possible replacement for Campbell at the back. If that doesn’t happen and he winds up playing for the Jets, White won’t be disappointed.
“They play a bit of ad-lib footy which is good,” he said. “It’s a big part of my game as well.
“I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and see what happens.”