Having played just 28 matches combined over the last three seasons, you could have been forgiven for thinking that the career of Titans utility William Zillman may have been winding down. According to nrl.com, that’s not necessarily so.
Having finally gotten back on the field, Zillman has been playing some decent footy of late, and as a result, appears likely to play on – and remaining at the Titans could yet be a possibility.
“It will come down to what offers he’s able to get from rival clubs, and whether or not we can make an offer that’s going to make him happy to stay,” said Titans coach Neil Henry. “It would be around the depth that we’ve got.”
“Tyronne Roberts-Davis played half a dozen games this year, he’s contracted next year; we’ve got young Phillip Sami coming through the ranks as well, so it’s whether or not we could carry him in that 30.”
For his part, Zillman just seems happy to be back playing football, and letting the chips fall where they may.
“For me, it was really about getting back from my injury, and putting together a couple of good months of football,” Zillman said.
“I’ve been back for two or three months now and really enjoying my football so that back-of-house stuff is simmering away there and we’ll see what happens.”
Zillman will be 31 this week, but has turned back the clock since returning to action in Round 13. His experience and versatility are exactly what you’d want for squad depth, it just remains to be seen if at this point in his career anyone else views him as more than that.
Zillman has played 174 first grade matches for the Titans and Raiders.
He’s #91 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.