All clear! Kallum Watkins to make Titans debut this weekend

Good news for the Titans, with English Test star Kallum Watkins finally cleared to make his NRL debut this weekend.

The 28-year-old has been in Australia for almost a month since his mid-season transfer to the Titans from Leeds Rhinos, but has been held back from playing his first game while the Club waited on clearance of his visa.

It finally arrived on Tuesday, with Titans Senior Coach Craig Hodges rushing the three-time Super League premiership-winner straight into the centres for the Queensland derby clash.


Watkins has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Titans and is contracted with the club until the end of 2021.

He will become Titan No.149 when he plays his first game against the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday.

Kevin Proctor has been promoted to co-captain with Tyrone Roberts for this weekend’s clash, while AJ Brimson will shift into the halves with Michael Gordon back at fullback.

In a further boost, Tyrone Peachey will also make his return from a pectoral injury, coming off the interchange bench.