Titan enjoys school visit
TITANS winger Kevin Gordon attempted to prove he was smarter than a sixth grader in Alstonville yesterday.
Gordon visited St Joseph's Primary School and took part in a game with the senior class.
It was a quiz style format based on the television show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Gordon made the final before losing in a tie-break when trying to spell the word monotonous.
"I thought I was just coming here to sign posters and talk to the kids but this is something different," Gordon said.
"I actually enjoyed it and wouldn't mind doing a few more of them; it reminded me of the old school days.
Gordon, 23, is a Sawtell junior and grew up on the Mid North Coast.
However, it didn't stop Queensland from targeting him for future State of Origin selection.
"I've staked my claim to NSW and that's where I want to play," Gordon said.
"There are a lot of passionate supporters from where I'm from.
"Its one of my goals to play at that level and hopefully in the next couple of years I get there."
Gordon has already played for the Philippines national team with his older brother Dennis Gordon.
He played centre in the team that was crowned the inaugural Asian Cup champions in 2012.
"I was approached at the start of last year about it and I was really keen to play," Gordon said.
"Rugby league has never been promoted over there and I'm going to play against Japan and Thailand after the season."
It has been a busy couple of days for Gordon; he played at Mudgee with the Titans on Sunday and trained at the Gold Coast on Monday before turning out at Alstonville yesterday.
He also attended junior rugby league training with the Marist Brothers club in Lismore before heading home.
Gordon has played NRL since 2009 with Brothers junior David Mead on the opposite wing at the Titans.
"We always train together and help each other out in the gym," Gordon said.
"He is one of my good mates at the club and I've known him the longest."