Penrith officials have now confirmed they cannot fit Tyrone Peachey under the salary cap if he decides to backflip on his three-year Gold Coast deal.
The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Peachey may not join the Titans as his partner is uncertain about relocating their young family.
Peachey’s manager Sam Ayoub reached out to Titans officials about his client’s predicament and is quite optimistic he can work through the family issue.
“I’m reasonably confident, but I can’t commit to it 100 per cent,” Ayoub told The Sunday Telegraph.
“Tyrone’s partner is a bit concerned. A few of the other boys that have gone up to the Gold Coast and their partner’s haven’t settled in being away from family.
“But we are working through it and it doesn’t mean he is not going to be at the Titans.”
But it is now a reality that Peachey cannot return to Penrith if he decides to knock back the Titans to remain in Sydney.
The Titans were hit hard in 2015 when Queensland Origin star Cherry-Evans backflipped on a signed $4 million contract to stay in Manly.
The infamous “round 13” ruling which allowed Cherry-Evans to renege on the Titans agreed upon deal has since been abolished and Peachey would have to be officially released by the Gold Coast if he pulled out of the contract.