English international, Dan Sarginson has arrived on the Gold Coast earlier than scheduled, ready to begin his career in the NRL with the Titans.
Sarginson, who was born in Perth but moved to England as a child, has signed a two-year deal with the Aquis Gold Coast Titans for 2017-18.
The 22-year-old, who made his UK Super League debut as an 18-year-old with London Broncos, is a former teammate at Wigan of Titans forward Eddy Pettybourne who endorsed him to coach Neil Henry.
His best position is centre but he can play fullback, wing and five-eighth.
Today he spoke with reporters at Casuarina Beach (NSW) before just after meeting with the rest of the squad at an off-site training session following a 24 hour flight from the UK.
"Got round, got to meet everyone, I saw Neil and the rest of the staff and hopefully get to training Thursday," Sarginson said.
"I actually watched the NRL all of last year. I hadn't watched a lot before but as soon as I signed I made sure I watched the boys and saw how well they went last year.
"Eddy Pettybourne was actually at the Wigan Warriors so it was really good to see him again.
Sarginson joked when asked how he thinks he will acclimatise to the Gold Coast heat after flying in from an English winter.
"We've just been trying on some shirts in there and I am definitely the plaest by a mile," he laughed.
"I'll have to get my tan on soon."
Sarginson has arrived on the Gold Coast earlier than expected, saying it was always his intention.
"When I joined Wigan a few years ago I came in early then as well, I didn't weant much of an off-season then as well.
"I've had time with my family, which is important when I'm moving across the world, but I've had my time off but now it's time to get stuck in."
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Sarginson joins the Titans on the back of a Four Nations campaign with England under the guidance of Wayne Bennett.
A talented centre who burst onto the English Super League scene as a rookie with two tries in his debut match for Harlequins (now London Broncos), he joins a Titans backline that is coming off arguably one of its best ever seasons.
After making the switch from the London Broncos to the Wigan Warriors, Sarginson's performances for the Warriors earned him a nomination for Super League's Young Player of the Year for the 2014 season.
In 2016, Sarginson played a key role in the Grand Final for the Warriors side that took out the Super League title.
With strong ball-running skills and handy tackling ability, Sarginson will join the likes of Jarryd Hayne, Konrad Hurrell, Kane Elgey and Ash Taylor to form a fordibale outside attack for Titans in 2017.