Atkins back on field after injury
THE rugby league winger famous for scoring a record four tries in his NRL debut is back on the field after a shoulder injury.
Jordan Atkins played his junior footy for Stanthorpe and some under-18 rugby league for Warwick before playing his first A-grade games for Wattles.
He debuted in the NRL in 2008 for the Gold Coast Titans when he leapt into the air to take a kick to score one of the best tries of the season.
He scored three other tries in his debut game.
After first playing wing for the Gold Coast, he has been more at centre in the past two seasons.
He played one NRL game this season at centre before a shoulder injury grounded him.
Last weekend, Atkins returned to the field with the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup competition.
“My form was pretty good last weekend,” Atkins said.
“I need to get my match fitness back and am pretty confident I can get a spot back in the Titans NRL team.
“I have been unlucky with injuries but it happens.”
Atkins is off contract at the end of this season and is in negotiations with the Titans and a few other clubs.
“I hope to sort something out within the next month.”