Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fans to See Presto Magic Again Next Year

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fans to See Presto Magic Again Next Year

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ONE tackle was all it took to convince Gold Coast boss Michael Searle that Titans veteran Preston Campbell would again postpone retirement and re-sign for another NRL season.

The dead-last Titans succumbed to their fourth straight loss last weekend, but Searle still left Skilled Park with a smile thanks to Campbell.

When the 167cm, 76kg utility cut down Penrith giant Petero Civoniceva - 32kg heavier than Campbell - Searle believed it would only be a matter of time before the 34-year-old re-signed.

aIt said to me he wanted to continue to play when he took Petero front-on last week and plonked him on his backside - if that is not the best advertisement for rugby league I will give it up,a Searle said.

aBut that's Presto. That's how he reacts when the team is under pressure - he digs in.a

Searle was proved right on Thursday when Campbell confirmed he would return for his 15th NRL season in 2012 - a remarkable achievement for the pint-sized playmaker. …

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