Former Test forward Anthony Laffranchi will depart the Titans at season’s end after agreeing to a lucrative two-year deal with Super League club St Helens.
The Gold Coast workhorse came to terms with the English giants last night and will make a formal announcement at the Titans’ Centre of Excellence facility this morning.
Laffranchi has been linked with a move offshore for some weeks, with his manager David Riolo confirming the 30-year-old will draw the curtain on the Titans and the NRL at the end of this season.
“We agreed to terms last night,” Riolo said.
A premiership winner with the Wests Tigers in 2005, Laffranchi became a foundation player at the Titans two years later.
He has played 91 games for the club, scoring 32 tries. The 102kg workhorse, who made his Test and Origin debut in 2008, has played four Origin matches for NSW and five Tests for the Kangaroos.
St Helens have been scouring the NRL market as they look to bolster their squad following the impending exits of rugby-union bound Kyle Eastmond and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs signing James Graham.