BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Jai Arrow of the Broncos looks to pass during the round four NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canberra Raiders at Suncorp Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Gold Coast Titans sign Broncos forward


The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed the signing of Jai Arrow from the Brisbane Broncos for the next three seasons.

Arrow, a Burleigh Bears junior, will return to the Gold Coast in season 2018, looking for a chance to play NRL on a regular basis.

The 22-year-old made his NRL debut for the Broncos in Round 10 of season 2016 against the Sea-Eagles and has gone on to play 19 matches at the top level.

Coach Neil Henry is excited about the arrival of Arrow.

“Jai is a local product who is returning home and looking to further his NRL experience at the Titans,” Henry said. “He is an outstanding competitor who prides himself on his high work rate and will add greatly to our depth in the forwards.

“I hope to see Jai as a regular member of our NRL team for many years to come.”

CEO Graham Annesley is pleased to have Arrow joining the club.

“The acquisition of Jai is another important building block in the evolution of our roster,” Annesley said. “It’s great for the club and the city to once again have a local junior returning to the Coast.

“It is a great show of confidence in the future of the Titans in realising our potential as a force in the NRL.”

Gold Coast Titans 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains: Jai Arrow (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Brendan Elliot (Newcastle Knights, 2018), Keegan Hipgrave (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Brenton Lawrence (Manly Sea Eagles, 2019)
2018 Losses: Tyler Cornish (released), Chris Grevsmuhl (released), Chris McQueen (Wests Tigers), Nathaniel Peteru (Leeds Rhinos), Leivaha Pulu (New Zealand Warriors), Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves), Ryan Simpkins (released), Daniel Vidot (retired), William Zillman (released)
Re-Signed: Jarryd Hayne (2018), Konrad Hurrell (2019), Ryan James (2020), Karl Lawton (2020), Nathan Peats (2020), Phillip Sami (2018), Paterika Vaivai (2018)
Off Contract 2017: Eddy Pettybourne, Oshae Tuiasau


7 COMMENTS

  1. I like what they’re doing, bringing home local juniors and ex players to create and install some pride into the players.
    Christ almighty though, we’ve got a mammoth list of forwards: James, Wallace, Proctor, Paasi, Lawrence, Grevsmuhl, Greenwood, Pettybourne, Boyle, King, Peteru and now this guy.
    We need another decent winger/centre; no more forwards.

  2. You guys have a lot of forwards but they are competing for 5 starting spots and 3 bench spots and add to the fact that passi and pettybourn haven’t re-signed yet

    The rest of those names James, Wallace, Proctor, Lawrence, will be your starters most likely but the rest of those are pretty poor tbh Boyle is decent but King and greenwood aren’t first grade level Jai arrow is and might even take the starting spot you also got a young prop in keegan Hipgrave who will probably get a spot in the 17 next year

  3. Great signing by the Titans. Excellent go forward for a second rower and very few missed tackles. I rate him better than Gillett and Glenn, who simply miss too many tackles. Disappointed the Broncos couldn’t keep him but good to see he stays in Queensland and with the Titans.

  4. To be honest, both Arrow and Wallace are local products, they then went to the Broncos because they have a better development system there and now both of them have returned home. Taylor came to the Titans because Bennett let him, not our fault.
    You guys took Mead and Roberts from us, fair’s fair?

    • Roberts comes from nsw titans just give him a chance , and thats just it we make them good players then the titans come knocking .What makes a good team is one thats players r NOT money hunger . They take what they get (an there brown paper bag) and turn up ever week 4 each other . Money dont win games good consist players do.

  5. Run metres has been real issue for the Titans this year. Wallace (140m), James (113m) and Paasi (104m) have been consistently good but Procter (95m), Boyle (93m), Pulu (85m), McQueen (70m), Peteru (68m), Greenwood (65m), King (62m) have all underperformed. Realistically, the Titans need all their forwards to be averaging over 100 run meters per game. Arrow should help on that front next season but I don’t understand the Brenton Lawrence singing. He has been below average at best.

    The outside backs are also a real problem with Hurrell (140m) the only standout contributor. Don (91), Zillman (86m), Copley (82m) have all underperformed while Vidot (98m) has arguably been under-utilised.

    Personally, I’d be happy to see the Titans cut a number of those underperformers, particularly Peteru and Zillman who are both off contract at seasons end. In their place I’d like to see the club pursue the likes of John Folau (Eels), Masivesi Dakuwaqa (Raiders), Tagataese (Sharks).

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