The Aquis Gold Coast Titans have agreed to terms with blockbusting former Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell on a deal for the remainder of this season and 2017.
The 24-year-old centre, a powerhouse at 104kg, was released by the Warriors yesterday.
Hurrell, who was born in Tonga but relocated to Auckland in his teens and began playing rugby league for the first time there.
He played 71 NRL games for the Warriors after debuting in the first round of 2012. He has also represented Tonga four times, including in the 2013 World Cup.
“It’s great news for this club; in Konrad’s 71 NRL games he has scored 41 tries which alone shows what a dynamic attacking player he is,” Titans coach Neil Henry said.
“He will add depth to our outside backs which has suffered with the long-term injuries to David Mead and John Olive.
“At 24 he has his best football ahead of him and I look forward to him developing further on the Gold Coast.”
Hurrell becomes the third quality player to boost the 2016 Titans squad since the start of the season, adding to John Olive (South Sydney) and Nathan Peats (Parramatta), plus Chris McQueen in December.
The club has also signed Wigan’s English representative centre/fullback Dan Sarginson for 2017 and ’18.
Hurrell will move to the Gold Coast early next week.
Part of the release agreement with the Warriors is that Hurrell will not be selected to play in the round 17 clash between the Warriors and Titans this season.
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