Out of favour playmaker Kane Elgey has announced he’ll leave the Gold Coast to play for Manly for the next two years.
The Gold Coast junior has been out of favour since Garth Brennan took control of the club and preferred the halves combination of Ash Taylor and AJ Brimson.
Former Titans coach Neil Henry had Elgey in his sights to be the long-term partner for Taylor but the combination hasn’t worked under Brennan.
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Manly have kept an eye on Elgey since he burst onto the scene in 2015 and tried to lure him down south in 2016.
There was speculation the 24-year-old would have to ply his trade in the English Super League or in Q-Cup.
But, he’s been handed an NRL lifeline by the Sea Eagles and is reportedly looking forward to working alongside Queensland Maroons halfback Daly Cherry-Evans and former five-eighth Trent Barratt.
Former Gold Coast Titans Coach, and now Assistant Coach at the Sea Eagles, John Cartwright, said Elgey is a special talent.
“I’ve known Kane since he was seventeen and playing on the Gold Coast have watched him progress through the grades, he’s a great kid and very dedicated,” Cartwright said.
Elgey has played just seven NRL games this season.