BY CURTIS WOODWARD
The Gold Coast Titans are firming as a legitimate dark horse for the 2017 season and new recruit Jarrod Wallace knows it.
Wallace has joined the Titans from Brisbane and isn’t the only fresh face on the sunset strip.
Kiwi International Kevin Proctor has signed on while superstar Jarryd Hayne only joined the club late in 2016.
And in another bonus, classy young halfback Kane Elgey returns to the team after injury destroyed his last campaign.
“When I heard they had signed [Hayne and Proctor] I knew they were great signings,” Wallace said.
“Especially Jarryd, he’s a good player and I reckon this pre-season going into next year he’s going to be outstanding.
“And look at Kev, he’s over in England at the moment playing for NZ.
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“He deserves where he is, he’s only going to make the side stronger.”
Wallace added that the personal challenge of improving individually was a major factor in leaving the powerhouse Broncos.
“They’ve [Brisbane] pretty much got me to where I am today and my career,” he said.
“But I’m looking forward to the challenge, stepping out of the shadow of a few of the boys I’ve been playing with up there.”
The Titans scraped into the 2016 playoffs but were bundled out in the opening week by the Broncos.
According to reports, Gold Coast will host the Sydney Roosters in round one at CBus Super Stadium.