Manly Sea Eagles have pulled off a major coup with the signing of brilliant young Gold Coast Titans centre Brian Kelly.
The Sea Eagles fended off several NRL clubs and the Titans for his signature for 2018-19 and see him as a guilt edge investment for the future.
Sea Eagles Head of Football Bob Fulton spotted 20-year-old Kelly last season when looking at another Gold Coast youngster, Jed Cartwright – son of Manly Assistant Coach John Cartwright.
John Cartwright, the foundation coach of the Titans, said securing Kelly’s signature was massive for the Sea Eagles.
“Brian is a really powerful, fast kid, who can play full-back, wing, and centre. He has a similar build to Dylan Walker,’’ John said.
“Everyone up north has a huge opinion of him. It was never a case of thinking not if, but when, he will play NRL.”
Sea Eagles 2020 Player Movements
Brayden Musgrove (Newcastle Knights, 2020)
Kane Elgey (retired), Trent Hodkinson (retired), Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers), Kelepi Tanginoa (Wakefield Trinity)
Addin Fonua-Blake (2022), Reuben Garrick (2021), Jack Gosiewski (2021), Brad Parker (2021), Taniela Paseka (2021), Toafofoa Sipley (2021), Jorge Taufua (2021), Joel Thompson (2020), Dylan Walker (2021)
|Off Contract 2020|
Cade Cust, Brendan Elliot, Tevita Funa, Albert Hopoate, Semisi Kioa, Luke Metcalf, Brayden Musgrove, Sam Smith, Moses Suli, Martin Taupau, Joel Thompson, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Corey Waddell, Tony Williams