There has been much speculation regarding Penrith Panther Tyrone Peachey and his contract with the Gold Coast Titans, but the utility says he will certainly be going north.
Peachey signed a three-year deal with the Titans reportedly worth $1.5 million dollars back in March, but since then many rumours have emerged the Panthers star would backflip on that deal to remain in Penrith.
The 27-year-old is currently apart of the Australian Kangaroos squad after a great 2018 season and looked to set the record straight during a press conference.
Speaking with the media before the Kangaroos’ clash with Tonga this Saturday, Peachey revealed he’ll be going to the Gold Coast in 2019.
“I don’t think I’ve ever said once that I didn’t want to go up there,” Peachey said.
“I just said I love Penrith, I’ve got a house there and I call it home. It’s going to be tough to leave, and the media just got hold of it and went crazy.
“I don’t know what else to tell youse.”
Peachey is a great inclusion for the Titans team after his stellar 2018 campaign where he managed 11 tries, eight try assists, 10 line breaks and 2736 total running metres.
The utility believes a little bit of chinese whispers has been going on.
“They heard something and they thought I said something but I haven’t really worried about anything because I had the finals to worry about,” Peachey said.
“I’m in the Australian team now so I’ll worry about that and I haven’t really had the chance to look for a place up there so when all this finishes I suppose I’ll decide where to live.”
Titans coach Gareth Brennan and Peachey have previously worked together at Penrith with Brennan being an assistant coach in 2016.
Peachey says he is looking forward to linking up with Brennan again at the Titans.
“I spoke to him a week before I found out I was in this team (Kangaroos) and he was on holidays or something like that and he said he would worry about it when he gets back,” Peachey said.
“I told him not to stress, I don’t know why everyone’s blowing up or anything like that, I’ve signed a contract with the Gold Coast and I’m going there so I don’t know why everyone was going crazy.”
Peachey has played the last five years of his career at Penrith and despite his love for the place and club, he confirmed he will be honouring his switch to the Titans.
“It’s not that at all, I’ve just got a house there and I’ve been there for five years, I call it home so it’s going to be tough to leave,” Peachey said.
“I’m going to the Gold Coast where there’s beaches and it’s a pretty good place to live I think.”