Aquis Titans CEO Graham Annesley says the signing of Konrad Hurrell and Nathan Peats in the past fortnight are further examples of the club’s progress in the past year.

Annesley also explains how the clause that ensures Hurrell won’t play against the Warriors in the round 17 clash in Auckland (but can in the round 22 game against the Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium) came about.

"That's just part of the cut and thrust of negotiations; he was contracte dto the Warriors for th enext couple of years," he said.

"It's not the first time it has happened. In fact it happened last year when Joey Leilua left the KNights to go to the Raiders, so it's part of negotiations."

"The progress has been incredible considering where we were when the NRL took over ownerships. Our commercial strength is back to where it should be, we've got great things happening in our governence, we have restructured out business, we have released our strategic plan and of course our training and administration centre at Parkwooid is under development .. and it will give us some of the best facilities in the game and help us attract players."