PAYING RESPECT: Titans' Chris McQueen charges out onto Cbus Super Stadium in his Kingaroy Red Ants socks. Photo Contributed
PAYING RESPECT: Titans' Chris McQueen charges out onto Cbus Super Stadium in his Kingaroy Red Ants socks. Photo Contributed Contributed

McQueen pulls on his Red Ants socks

GOLD Coast Titans' second-row Chris McQueen pulled up his socks to pay respect to his junior club the Kingaroy Red Ants in the clash against the Wests Tigers.

McQueen said the Titans' club management organised the tribute for all players to wear their junior club socks on Saturday, March 19.

Although McQueen was surprised to see the red and white socks in his kit because he said he had not asked much about his time at the Red Ants.

"It was good to see the red and white socks in my locker," McQueen said.

"It brings back a lot of memories and makes me very proud."

To make the occasion more all the more memorable, the Titans beat the Tigers 30-18 at Cbus Super Stadium.

McQueen said he kept the socks as a memento of his past with the Kingaroy club, where he played for five years.

"I was 13 when I started at the Red Ants and I played right through until I was 18," he said.

McQueen said he wanted to do more to support the Red Ants and might pay the club a visit when the Titans have a bye now his club is back in Queensland.

He signed a two season contract with the Gold Coast team after he was released from the Sydney Rabbitohs last year.

The Titans sit seventh place on the NRL table and will play the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium this afternoon.