Titans new recruit ready to turn his back on troubled past

Former Penrith Panthers player, Bryce Cartwright, is preparing to reach his full potential under Gold Coast coach Garth Brennan.

The hulking forward joined the Titans after a nightmare 2017 season plagued by injury and off-field drama.

The 23-year-old has denied a rift between him and Panthers coach Anthony Griffin after leaving Penrith only two years into a five-season deal.


This morning, he had his first training session on the Coast and said Brennan was a major reason for the move.

“Garth was probably the biggest factor coming up here,” Cartwright said.

“I’ve known Garth since I was 16 or 17. He debuted me in the (under) 20s and we had a close relationship at Penrith. I’m really excited to play footy with him again.

“That and getting out of Sydney with me and my family; (the Gold Coast) is a great place to raise a young family.”

The NRL All Star is hoping to secure a spot in the Titans’ pack, most likely at lock.