Phil Graham
One-year deal

The Gold Coast Titans have added further depth to their backline for next season with the signing of speedy centre/winger Phil Graham on a one-year contract for season 2012.

Graham has made a name for himself as a prolific try scorer in the NRL, having notched 79 tries in 142 NRL matches throughout an 11-year career with the Canberra Raiders (2002-09) and Sydney Roosters (2010-11).

The 30-year-old will join incoming centres Jamal Idris (Bulldogs) and Beau Champion (Melbourne) in competing for spots in the outside backs next season along with the likes of existing flyers David Mead, Kevin Gordon, Steve Michaels and William Zillman.

Jetstar Titans Managing Director Michael Searle said Graham would add further versatility to a backline which has already shown its utility value this season with examples such as Zillman, who has played at fullback, five-eighth and in the centres at different times.

“With Preston retiring, we had the option to look at a speed player that could add some support in the outside backs and we felt that Phil was a suitable replacement given he can play fullback, wing and in the centres,’’ said Searle.