Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
The Gold Coast Titans have recently confirmed that six players have partaken in their last game for the club and will not have their contracts renewed for 2022 and beyond, with those players including Ashley Taylor, Tyrone Peachey, Mitch Rein, Jai Whitbread, Sam Stone and Jonus Pearson.
For most of these players, we do not have a clear indication as to where they may end up next season; however, one in particular seemingly has multiple suitors.
Parramatta was recently linked with Tyrone Peachey, with the club said to be in discussion about making him an offer and now a second club is considering Peachey as an option, as the Canberra Times is reporting that the Raiders are also thinking about signing the former New South Wales State of Origin representative.
In 2021, Peachey scored five tries, made 50 tackle breaks, 508.1 post-contact metres, averaged 96 running metres per game and made 471 tackles for an efficiency rate of 91.5%, predominantly doing so at lock or off the bench, although he did start the Titans’ last three games of the season at five-eighth.
Transfer watch: Unwanted Gold Coast Titans utility Tyrone Peachey has a potential suitor – but he’ll need to lower his asking price in a big way, via @BulldogRitchie DETAILS: https://t.co/kexZuvVeaL pic.twitter.com/u4UgQ8qqkt
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) September 15, 2021
Canberra has recently been linked with multiple halves including Mitchell Pearce and Peachey’s now-former teammate Ash Taylor, as the club is still looking for their replacement for George Williams, who left halfway through the year and signed with the Warrington Wolves.
Peachey would not likely be signed by the Raiders to play in the halves, as the club is seeking a game controller and preferably somebody with a strong kicking game, and considering reigning Dally M medallist Jack Wighton is more a ball running half, signing Peachey to play at either five-eighth or halfback would not be a good fit.
The former Wellington Cowboy would likely be used as a bench utility player, not too different from his primary role at the Titans due to his versatility, but could also start in the centres.
Sebastian Kris and Matt Timoko have both been real standouts in 2021 and deserve to keep their spot in the side, but if the Raiders want to inject some experience and fix up their edge defence then Peachey would be perfect for the role.