Ben Te'o

Ben Te'o

The Gold Coast Titans are clearing the decks to make a bold play for premiership winning representative forward Ben Te’o.

The Titans are looking to add some punch to their forward pack given captain Nate Myles will head to Manly next season and have made informal inquiries with Te’o’s management about his availability.

But any move to bring the hard-hitting backrower to the Titans will hinge on the Gold Coast’s salary cap position.

Backrower Ben Ridge won’t be re-signed while Dave Taylor has been given permission to negotiate with rival clubs which will free up $400,000 in their budget if he leaves.

Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin