TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Jai Arrow of the Titans looks dejected after losing the round seven NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Gold Coast Titans at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Titans star Jai Arrow has declared that winning a premiership is his main priority when choosing which team he will sign with.

Off-contract at the end of 2020, the 24-year old is free to sign with rivals from November 1.

A number of clubs have already reportedly come calling with offers worth north of $900,000 per season, but Arrow says money will not be the deciding factor in his decision.

“Obviously you only have a short term to make money but the ultimate prize and goal is to win a comp,” Arrow told AAP.

“That’s solely what I want to do and that’s where I have to look.”

While that would seemingly rule Gold Coast out of the race to sign him, Arrow insists that the club has a promising future.

“I moved to Brisbane obviously and then got the opportunity to come back down, which I was very happy to do. It kickstarted my career,” he said. “At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is to win a comp and that’s what I want.

“(But) with the squad we’ve got here and individual players we have, I think we can do that. It’s just going to take some time to turn it into team performances.”

He added: “I’ve come out openly and said I’m happy on the Gold Coast, it’s my home town. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunities that they’ve given me,” he said

“I come down from Brisbane not knowing whether I’d be in the team one week. “Coming down and being an Origin player, I’ve got to look at that as well. I consider myself a loyal guy.

“But at the end of the day, I’ve got to do what’s best for myself and my partner.”

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. As he is a QLD boy I doubt he wants to be playing for Souths or Roosters plus they already have their locks. The cowboys have Taumalolo so that’s a no for them and Brisbane has no salary cap space and already loves Pangai Lodge and Fifita.

    I know it’s an odd suggestion but the storm have Christian Welch who has been rumoured at leaving the storm for offers of about 500/600k. If they let him walk, release Kata and Walters maybe they play make a play at Arrow for about 700k. If they require another little bit more maybe they let Cam Smith Walk. It would free up the salary cap at the club, let Brandon Smith start and all of a sudden you move into the future with a solid core of Hughes, Pappy, Munster, Smith, Arrow and others.

    8. Bromwich
    9. Smith
    10. Finucane
    11. Bromwich
    12. Kaufusi
    13. Arrow

    14. Smith
    15. NAS
    16. Faasuamaleaui
    17. Kamikamica

    18. Vete/King/Eisenhuth

  2. Don’t think the Storm would be interested. They seem to search out wasted talent, journeymen and kids and develop them rather than look for an established player where they have to compete with other clubs. Arrow seems to have a bit of what it takes at Melbourne so you never know, if he is willing to take a hit in the pocket for a genuine chance then I could be wrong.

  3. EdithFrank..
    Obviously you can’t see the talented forwards that Brisbane are lining up. They have an endless line of them & backs from all over Queensland to choose from. Only the halves have held them back. More experience for a couple of them & Brisbane will win it.
    However, they don’t need him.
    No way Nuggets could afford another expensive player either.
    Does he want to go to Melboune?
    So interesting to see where he dies go?

  4. Really only 4- 5 teams in the hunt over the next 3-5 years
    Storm – never far away as long as Bellamy can manipulate the rule book
    Roosters – maybe as a prop in place of Liu/JWH, but doubtful as they are chic full of cheap talent (obviously has to be cheap with the backs they have)
    Raiders – could get in, but plays the same role as Papali, and would’ve a prop not lock
    Manly – all prop/lock spots full
    Parra – as much a chance to win big as they are to get spoon
    Broncos – no backward steps
    Sharks – choc full of talent but no cohesion yet.
    Rabbits – bottom 8 team next year
    The rest are just making up numbers.

    He doesn’t have many options past Canberra or eels in my thoughts.

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