Titans still looking to bring in new faces

By Greg Prichard
November 5, 2016

THE Gold Coast Titans haven’t finished recruiting for next season yet.

After signing Melbourne and New Zealand star Kevin Proctor, they still have two spots open on their playing roster and will wait for the right opportunities to pounce.

The Titans have proved that patience is a virtue. Last season they signed centre Konrad Hurrell, hooker Nathan Peats and fullback Jarryd Hayne well after the competition had begun.

The club’s CEO, Graham Annesley, told RLW they wouldn’t be rushing to fill the remaining holes this time either. If suitable players were to become available soon, they would move in, but if the season starts and those holes still haven’t been filled, it won’t be a concern.

“We’ve got room for two more players under the salary cap,” Annesley says.

“I’m not talking about established stars who are playing representative football, but certainly players who either have solid first-grade experience or are coming through.”

Gold Coast coach Neil Henry is keeping an eye out for an outside back and either a prop or second-rower.

The Titans have already picked up Dan Sarginson, the Wigan utility back who is a member of the England squad for the Four Nations, Brisbane prop Jarrod Wallace and second-rower Proctor.

Greg Bird (Catalans Dragons), Luke Douglas (St Helens), David Mead (Brisbane), Josh Hoffman (Parramatta) and Nathan Friend (retired) are the main departures.