Elliot departs Tweed, Titans for England

Elliot departs Tweed, Titans for England

Brendan Elliot has played his last match for Tweed Heads this year after the versatile back signed with English club Leigh for the rest of the Championship season.

Elliot, who has been playing for the Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup, was released by his NRL club, the Gold Coast Titans, so he could join the Centurions in the second-tier competition below the Super League.

The 24-year-old wore the No.3 jersey for Tweed in the 'flockbuster' against Wynnum Manly at Stradbroke Island on Saturday (July 7) and ran out twice for the Titans this season.

Brendan Elliot in action for the Titans against the Raiders.
Brendan Elliot in action for the Titans against the Raiders.

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont said that Elliot "comes highly recommended from our contacts at the Gold Coast. He is a good defender with lots of pace which will be a welcome addition to the team".

Centurions sit in sixth spot on the ladder with 13 wins from 20 and have three matches left to secure a place in the qualifiers.

Brisbane-born Elliot, who can slot in at centre, wing and fullback, made his NRL debut for the Roosters in 2014, switched to Newcastle in 2016 before joining Gold Coast this season. He has scored 19 tries in 39 NRL matches.

Meanwhile, Leigh have released prop Paterika Vaivai, who joined from the Titans for this season. Vaivai was injured and missing home, the club said.