BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30: Leilani Latu of the Panthers celebrates victory during the round nine NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Canberra Raiders at Carrington Park on April 30, 2016 in Bathurst, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed the signing of Leilani Latu on a three-year deal following his release from the Penrith Panthers.

The 24-year-old made his NRL debut for the Panthers against the Rabbitohs in Round 21 of season 2015 and joins the Titans with 49 appearances to his name. Latu has also made two appearances for the Indigenous All-Stars team and played one match for City Origin.

The St Johns Eagles junior will join his new team-mates this morning at the TFH High-Performance Centre for his first training session.

“I’m really looking forward to getting up to the Gold Coast,” Latu said. “I’ve crossed paths with a few of the guys before so it will be good to play with them week in, week out.

“Of course it’ll be good to hook-up with Garth again. I enjoyed being coached by him before and he always challenges me which is something I’m looking forward to again.

“I had a good look at the roster before making my final decision and I’m excited by what I’ve seen. There are a lot of young boys with bright futures so hopefully, we can do well.”

Head Coach Garth Brennan is pleased to have secured the services of Latu.

“Leilani is a player with a great attitude and is a great clubman,” Brennan said.

“He’s had three strong years in the NRL and after discussing the prospect of him coming to the club, I know he’s extremely excited about the opportunity.

“He’ll fit into our squad nicely and I’m sure he’ll form a major part of our forward pack for many years to come.”

Titans 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
Kieran Foran (Manly Sea Eagles, 2024), Sam Verrills (Sydney Roosters, 2024)
2023 Losses
Jamayne Isaako (The Dolphins), Kevin Proctor (released), Will Smith (released), Jarrod Wallace (The Dolphins)
Erin Clark (2025), Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (2026), Beau Fermor (2026), Sam McIntyre (2023), Phillip Sami (2024)
Off Contract 2022
Aaron Booth, Herman Ese'ese, Shallin Fuller, Esan Marsters

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