Peats denies Titans' exit if Henry stays

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:50 AM Gold Coast's Nathan Peats has angrily denied Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey will quit the NRL club if coach Neil Henry avoids the sack.

"What a load of shit," the hooker tweeted in response to reports claiming the emerging halves won't re-sign if Henry remains despite a rift with Titans star Jarryd Hayne.

Taylor and Elgey are contracted to the end of 2018, with News Corp Australia reporting rival clubs have been told of their potential availability.

Brisbane have previously signalled their interest in halfback Taylor.

Henry has labelled suggestions of a feud with Hayne as exaggerated but the Titans board is understood to be considering axing at least one of the pair.

The club is expected to make an announcement next week regarding their futures.

Peats himself appears happy under Henry since joining the Gold Coast from Parramatta last season.

The Sydney product signed a three-year contract extension in July after making his State of Origin debut for NSW this year.

Henry on Tuesday claimed he and Hayne can co-exist at the NRL club next season.

"I'm contracted here and I'd like to stay here a long time. I think we've done some good things at a club that's had a fair bit of turmoil in the last few years," he told reporters.

Gold Coast's 2018 recruit Jai Arrow says he's in regular contact with players at the Titans such as Taylor and forward Jarrod Wallace and believes there's still support for Henry.

"They like him. They think he is good for the club," said Arrow, who signed a three-year deal with Titans from 2018.

Arrow said he had no problem linking with the Titans from Brisbane next year even if Gold Coast sack Henry, who convinced him to head south.

"I get along really well with Jarrod and Ash," Arrow said.

"They have had an up and down season but at times they have played really good footy this year - I have no regrets (about signing)."

Source: AAP

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