Titans close in on new playmaker with help from Wayne Bennett

THE Titans have signed Newcastle playmaker Tyrone Roberts after Wayne Bennett helped orchestrate a $400,000 recruitment coup for the Broncos’ Queensland rivals.

The Gold Coast have continued their recruitment drive with the purchase of the Knights No. 7, who will join his cousin, Titans flyer James Roberts, until the end of 2017.

Roberts has yet to put pen to paper but has agreed terms on a two-year deal.


Titans hierarchy will formally announce his signing in coming days after the Knights agreed to release Roberts from the final year of his Newcastle contract.

A pivotal figure in Roberts’ transfer was Bennett, who advised the 24-year-old to start afresh at the Titans after his axing to the NSW Cup in June.

The Broncos master coach has now played a key role in delivering two playmakers to the Titans, releasing boom Brisbane under-20s halfback Ashley Taylor last week.