The Titans have reaffirmed their commitment to providing a pathway to the NRL for talented Gold Coast juniors with the signing of Brisbane Broncos and Souths Logan Magpies halfback Tanah Boyd until the end of 2021.
Boyd, a former Queensland Under-18 and Under-16 representative, will join the Titans immediately and be included in the club’s elite 30-man NRL squad. He will be affiliated with Tweed Seagulls in the Intrust Super Cup.
A product of the Keebra Park State High School system, 18-year-old Boyd says he is excited about returning to the Gold Coast to continue his rugby league career.
“It is a great opportunity for me, and I am really looking forward to getting started,” Boyd said. “To be able to come back to the Gold Coast with the Titans, after playing all of my junior footy here on the Gold Coast, is a great feeling.”
Titans Head of Performance and Culture Mal Meninga said Boyd’s acquisition was an exciting recruitment coup for the Gold Coast.
“It is great to have one of our local juniors come home,” Meninga said. “One of the philosophies of this club is to build a strong future around local kids – players who learnt their footy on the Gold Coast, but want to represent their families, friends and the Gold Coast community as Titans.
“Tanah has had a celebrated junior career, and he has obviously been on the radar of a lot of people for a while.
“He has been playing Intrust Super Cup with my old team Souths Logan Magpies, and he has been getting some great experience there playing at a higher level against much older guys.
“To play at that level at such a young age shows what a great deal of promise he has, and I really look forward to him developing his skills at the Titans.”