HULL, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Kallum Watkins of Leeds is tackled Marc Sneyd and Mark Minichello of Hull FC during the BetFred Super League match between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos at KCOM Stadium on April 19, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Leeds Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins has joined the Gold Coast Titans on a tow-and-a-half year deal, signing on with the club until the end of the 2021 season.

The 28-year-old centre is the latest Englishman to join the NRL, and will make the switch in time for the June 30 deadline.

Watkins played for the Rhinos on Saturday morning AEST, and has been given release to join the Titans.

The Leeds skipper has played with the club since 2008, managing over 250 appearances and three premierships. He has also represented England 25 times, scoring 13 tries.

“Kallum is an exceptional talent,” Gold Coast’s Head of Performance and Culture Mal Meninga told the club’s website.

“I have had to coach against him with the Kangaroos, and he is a very dangerous player.

“Importantly for the Titans however, he is also a very experienced player and a terrific leader. As captain of the Rhinos, he has shown the leadership qualities that will be a tremendous asset for the Titans.

“After the signing of Tanah Boyd, we have made a statement about the future of the Titans. Now with Kallum, we are showing that we are also investing in immediate success, and that this club is capable of attracting the best talent in the game, from right around the world.”

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  1. Good signing for the titans. Think they are really missing Ryan James at the moment. Think the club should also have a go at young’s Jayden Su’a and a hooker cause Peats doesn’t look that great

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