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.

The Leigh Centurions have signed ex-Titan Brendan Elliot until the end of the 2018 season  following his release from Gold Coast.

The 24-year-old made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters in 2014, before crossing to the Newcastle Knights in 2016. He arrived at the Titans in 2018 and has played a total of 39 NRL games, scoring 19 tries.

Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said the addition of Elliot would significantly bolster their squad.

"It is a very difficult period at the club as it really is up in the air as to where we will finish but I have to make decisions on the basis that we will make the top four to put us in a good place to mount a challenge to return to Super League," Beaumont told SBS.

"There will also be a further announcement of another overseas player this week which will complete our recruitment for the season and I believe with everyone fit and free from suspensions, we will have the quality to be serious contenders in the qualifiers should we make them."