The Gold Coast Titans can confirm Brian Kelly has been granted a release from the club effective immediately.

Kelly was a part of the Titans 2016 Auckland Nines squad that reached the semi-finals. He scored 11 tries in 15 matches for the Titans in the NYC this season.

The Ballina Seagulls junior scored four tries for NSW in the U20s State of Origin win over Queensland in 2015 – a feat never achieved before in this age group.

The 20-year old took part in a number of pre-season training sessions with the Titans before his release earlier this week.

Titans Chief Operating Officer Tony Mestrov has told The Courier Mail “We’re not worried, we’ll be looking to cover for the guys that have left.

“We have room in our salary cap and there’s some experienced players out there.

Mestrov said with both Kelly and Jed Cartwright (now with Penrith) having signed for significantly more money with their new outfits for 2018-19, it was in their best interest to agree to a release this season.

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