The Gold Coast Titans are on the verge of signing highly-rated English fullback Matthew Russell.
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The Bulletin can reveal the Titans are in the final stages of negotiations with the 19-year-old, who is considered to be one of England's rising stars, and could possibly announce Russell's signing as early as today.
Russell has been stuck behind English superstar Sam Tomkins in the pecking order at the Wigan Warriors, where he managed to play two Super League matches this year.
If Russell linked with the Titans, he would still be eligible to play in the 2013 under-20 National Youth Competition next year.