during the round three NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia.

Brendan Elliot signs with Gold Coast Titans

The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed the signing of Newcastle Knights utility Brendan Elliot on a one-year deal until the end of 2018.

The 23-year-old has spent the last 18 months with the Knights, where he played 23 matches across the positions of wing, centre and fullback. Prior to his time in the Hunter, the Runaway Bay junior played 14 matches for the Sydney Roosters where he first debuted in Round 17 of season 2014.

Elliot moved away from his Gold Coast home at the end of High School and is excited about the opportunity to come home.

“I can’t wait,” Elliot said. “All my family and friends are there and as my partner is from the Gold Coast as well, we can’t wait to get back there.

Having spent 2017 in and out of the NRL side in Newcastle, Elliot is looking forward to working towards cementing a permanent first-grade spot at the Titans.

“That’s definitely part of the reason (to come to the Titans). It’s a really good opportunity and I’ll be looking to get some more minutes in the NRL.

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“It’s good to have that versatility (across positions) but I would love to be able to lock down one spot. I don’t really have a preference, I’d just like to string a number of games together in the one position if I can.

Titans Chief Operating Officer Tony Mestrov is glad to see another local product looking for an opportunity back in his local region.

“Brendan has been away from home for a number of years and from my discussions with his manager, he’s really excited about what he could achieve here at the Titans,” Mestrov said.

“He’ll add some much needed depth to our backline and the fact that he is more than capable across three positions gives us some options as well.”

Elliot will join the full-time training squad when pre-season training commences in early November.

Gold Coast Titans 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains: Jai Arrow (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Brendan Elliot (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Moeaki Fotuaika (2021), Michael Gordon (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Keegan Hipgrave (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers, 2020), Brenton Lawrence (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Brenko Lee (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Mitch Rein (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Jack Stockwell (Newcastle Knights, 2018)
2018 Losses: Tyler Cornish (released), Chris Grevsmuhl (released), Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels), Chris McQueen (Wests Tigers), Ben Nakubuwai (Salford Red Devils), John Olive (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Agnatius Paasi (New Zealand Warriors), Nathaniel Peteru (Leeds Rhinos), Leivaha Pulu (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves), Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors), Paterika Vaivai (Leigh Centurions), Daniel Vidot (retired), William Zillman (released)
Re-Signed: Morgan Boyle (2020), Konrad Hurrell (2019), Ryan James (2020), Karl Lawton (2020), Nathan Peats (2020), Phillip Sami (2020), Ryan Simpkins (2018), Ashley Taylor (2021)
Off Contract 2018: Alexander Brimson, Dale Copley, Anthony Don, Kane Elgey, Brendan Elliot, Keegan Hipgrave, Max King, Brenko Lee, Mitch Rein, Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Ryan Simpkins, Jack Stockwell, Jai Whitbread
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  1. Solid, speedy player who always gives his best effort , unlucky not to get a new deal with the Knights, especially as they lack centre depth next year. Should do a good job for the Titans

    • Really strong depth option that could even be a starter depending on his pre-season also moving back to qld should only improve his form with a better support group around him

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