Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook insists the Titans haven’t any intention of letting Jai Arrow be part of NRL rivals South Sydney a yr early.
The consultant ahead has signed to hitch Souths on a four-year deal from 2021 however the Rabbitohs are nonetheless making an attempt to safe a deal to get him for 2020 to fill the gaping gap left by Sam Burgess’ retirement.
Preparing for his first season accountable for final yr’s wood spooners, Holbrook on Tuesday declared Arrow an important a part of his workforce for the upcoming season.
“We’re not just going to let him go … my plan and the club’s plan is that Jai’s playing here in 2020,” Holbrook stated.
“He’s an awesome participant, he’s a dedicated sort of participant and we all know he’s an necessary a part of our workforce.
“He had a big decision to make on his future, he’s made that now, but he’s committed to playing 2020 and that’s how we’ll be seeing it out,” Holbrook added.
“He’s a really good guy at the end of the day and obviously a very good player. I see him being a big part of our season this year.”
Arrow joined the Titans in 2018 from Queensland rivals Brisbane and rapidly established himself as probably the greatest gamers on the struggling membership.
He made his Queensland State of Origin debut the identical yr and was desperately missed by each the Titans and Maroons after struggling a mid-season ankle harm.
Holbrook has additionally thrown his assist behind halfback Ash Taylor.
The playmaker endured a horror 2019 which included a break from the sport because of private causes however the brand new Titans coach has been impressed by the 24-year-old’s early pre-season efforts.
“I’ve been really happy with Ash straightaway. I think he’s really applied himself well to everything he’s done with his training,” Holbrook stated.
“I’ve made it clear I’m right here to assist him and I need him to play pretty much as good as he can, simply as a lot as everybody else does.
“It’s my job to help him achieve that but he’s got to help himself and he’s doing that and doing it really well.”