Titans star in NRL contract drama

Titans centre James Roberts will meet with club officials today in a bid to remain with the NRL club after an embarrassing contract bungle.

His future at the Titans became clouded when it emerged the initials signed on an updated contract clause was forged by a club staffer.

The fake signature cost Titans football manager Scott Clark his job, but it also left to Roberts’ contract null-and-void in the eyes of the NRL.


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However, the Titans have confirmed they will do everything they can to make sure the 22-year-old speedster stays with the club.

“James is extremely satisfied with the prompt and efficient manner in which the club has dealt with his concerns and he remains totally committed to the Titans,” the club said in a statement issued on Thursday. “Meetings are planned on Friday between James representative, Jeremy Donovan, and his current management, SFX Sports, to seek a swift resolution to the matter.”

Roberts was a shining light in an otherwise bleak season for the Titans in 2015, scoring 16 tries in 24 games.

 

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