James Roberts becomes a Titan

The iSelect Titans have today added talented 21-year-old fullback-winger James Roberts to its NRL roster after he agreed to a two-year deal with the club.

Roberts has proven himself to be an exciting naturally gifted footballer by scoring 11 tries in his 16 NRL appearances for South Sydney and the Penrith.

It will be at least six weeks before Roberts is able to return to the field as he recuperates from an ankle injury and prepares himself for an NRL on the Gold Coast, where he spent some of his youth.

Roberts is thankful for the opportunity to work with the likes of former Penrith teammate Brad Tighe plus Preston Campbell, the club’s Titans 4 Tomorrow and Indigenous figurehead, as he establishes himself on the Gold Coast, and playing with childhood friend Albert Kelly, the in-form Titans halfback.

“My priority is to work hard on earning the respect of everybody at the club and hopefully be back on the field in six to eight weeks,” said Roberts who was man of the match in last year’s Holden Cup grand final won by the Panthers.

iSelect Titans coach John Cartwright said he is excited to have someone of Roberts’ outstanding attacking capabilities at the club and looks forward to providing a positive and professional environment for him to fulfil his undoubted potential and establish himself as a regular NRL player.