Gold Coast Titans First Nations front rower Ryan James (pictured) says he’d welcome the chance to captain the club in 2017.

With previous skippers Nate Myles and Greg Bird finding homes at other clubs, time is drawing near for the club to appoint its next skipper.

There are suggestions that the club is considering Jarryd Hayne for a leadership role and James says he’d be thrilled to do the job, whether it was on his own or in a shared pairing with Hayne.