Jarrod Wallace (right) of the Titans is tackled.
Jarrod Wallace (right) of the Titans is tackled.

Off-contract Wallace mulls over Titanic offer

THE fact Jarrod Wallace has discovered his best rugby league on the Gold Coast should deter him from a Brisbane homecoming, according to coach Garth Brennan.

The Titans have tabled a four-year deal reportedly worth nearly $2 million to keep the Queensland Origin forward.

While Wallace, 26, says he'd happily play out his career as a Titan he isn't about to miss the chance for his agent to shop around.

"I love it on the Coast, love playing here, love all the boys but I've got the best manager going around so he'll do that for me," he said.

"That's the best part about paying a manager.

Ryan James, Jarrod Wallace and Phillip Sami of the Titans celebrate a try.
Ryan James, Jarrod Wallace and Phillip Sami of the Titans celebrate a try.

"I'd love to finish off my career here but it's between my manager here and my coach and I'll just keep playing good footy to help my cause."

Wallace played 73 games for Brisbane before moving an hour south saw him reach another level and earn a Queensland jersey last season.

He will play his 100th NRL match against Cronulla on Saturday and despite Wallace admitting he still had a soft spot for the Broncos, his coach hopes it isn't the last milestone in Titans colours.

"(If he signs the deal) he'd be the longest signed player at the club," Brennan said.

"So he's a big part of our plans going forward.

Titans player Jarrod Wallace celebrates a win.
Titans player Jarrod Wallace celebrates a win.

"He's settled here, bought a house and I'm more than confident that he'll stay but if he doesn't we'll move on."

It isn't the first time Brennan has been caught in a tug-of-war with the Broncos, having already won out in the race for halfback Ashley Taylor's signature.

"Ash and Jarrod both started at Broncos but at the end of the day both have played their best football on the Gold Coast and that's a sign where this club's heading," he said.

"It's Jarrod's manager's job to get the best deal for him, that's what he pays him for.

"But we've put together what we think is a good offer."


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