The Gold Coast Titans have added two exciting young players to bolster our ranks from this weekend.

Hooker Chad Redman, 22, has been released by the Newcastle Knights and has agreed to join the Titans for the remainder of this season while 21-year-old centre/winger Nene MacDonald, from Sydney Roosters, has agreed to a deal for this season and next.

Both are former Australian Schoolboy representatives, Redman touring England with Lachlan Burr in 2010 and MacDonald joined Kane Elgey in the 2011 schoolboys.

The Port Moresby-born MacDonald, raised in Cairns before attending Kirwan State High in Townsville with Kierran Moseley and who represented PNG alongside David Mead at the 2013 World Cup, was a member of the Roosters full-time squad and has played 11 NRL games in the past two seasons.

“I’m excited to get this opportunity to hopefully play NRL with the Titans,” said Macdonald who represented PNG on the Gold Coast over the rep weekend this year. “I think the Titans are a club that is improving with some young players on the rise.”

MacDonald previously played with the Titans in the Mal Meninga Cup under-18s before being recruited by the Roosters.

Redman is a Newcastle junior who scored the match-sealing try for the Knights on debut against Wests Tigers in round 10 and played one more NRL match for the Knights.

He played for the Knights in last year’s NSW Cup grand final and is a strong runner from dummy half and defender.