SportManly release Brian Kelly ahead of expected Titans move

11:41  08 november  2018
11:41  08 november  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Hasler makes first player move at Manly

Hasler makes first player move at Manly It hasn't taken Des Hasler too long to dig his heels in at Manly, with the newly minted Sea Eagles coach making his first move in the player market. Hasler, who only returned to the club a matter of weeks ago, has organised the release of centre Brian Kelly to head back home to the Titans for next season. According to NRL.com, Kelly was off contract at the end of 2020 but hadn't put pen to paper on a one-year extension, meaning he was able to speak to clubs from November 1 and Gold Coast swooped.

It was then that Kelly asked for a release from the Sea Eagles to join the Titans as soon as possible. Sources at Manly say Hasler agreed on Monday to let The financial terms of Kelly 's release is the only outstanding issue with the Titans but he won't be at Brookvale next year. The youngster had the

Manly Sea Eagles have pulled off a major coup with the signing of brilliant young Gold Coast Titans centre Brian Kelly . Sea Eagles Head of Football Bob Fulton spotted 20-year-old Kelly last season when looking at another Gold Coast youngster, Jed Cartwright – son of Manly Assistant Coach John

Manly release Brian Kelly ahead of expected Titans move © Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Brian Kelly is set to join the Gold Coast Titans. Centre Brian Kelly is free to continue his career with the Gold Coast Titans after being released from the final year of his deal at Manly.

Kelly had a year to run on his contract but Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler deemed him surplus to needs and was happy to grant him an immediate exit.

The 22-year-old debuted in 2017, playing 47 NRL matches and representing Country Origin (2017) and the Prime Minister’s XIII (2018).

Kelly showed plenty of promise and appeared the perfect ‘project’ player for Hasler to work on, but it’s now expected the NSW north coast product will be picked up by the Titans.

“We thank Brian for his tremendous service to our club both on and off the field over the past two years and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours,’’ Sea Eagles CEO Lyall Gorman said.

Barrett a no-show at Manly training.
Replaced Manly coach Trent Barrett has not attended the Sea Eagles' NRL training on Friday as negotiations continue over his exit from the club.

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