Beau Henry will join the Gold Coast Titans on Monday after the Newcastle Knights five-eighth last night became the latest casualty in the pre-Wayne Bennett cleanout.
When contacted last night, Henry’s manager Gavin Orr said the promising playmaker had signed a three-year deal with the Titans ‘‘an hour ago’’ and would join the club next week.
The 21-year-old came to the Knights this season on a three-year deal from premiers St George Illawarra Dragons, where he was the 2009 National Youth Competition player of the year but was unable to break into the NRL under Bennett last season.
With Bennett taking over at Newcastle from 2012, speculation was rife that the Warilla Gorillas junior would move on. He last night joined Cory Paterson and Mark Taufua as contracted Knights to find new clubs after being told by Newcastle to explore other options. Paterson has moved to the North Queensland Cowboys and Taufua will join the Cronulla Sharks next year.
Orr said the Titans deal was on similar terms to one Henry had with the Knights and would run for the rest of this season and three more.