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Peats takes NRL fall for Norman and Eels

  • Peats takes NRL fall for Norman and Eels

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10: Nathan Peats arrives to speak to the media during a Parramatta Eels NRL Media Opportunity at the Eels Training Centre on May 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Gold Coast chief executive Graham Annesley will leave it to coach Neil Henry to decide whether new NRL recruit Nathan Peats lines against Sydney Roosters on Monday night.

The Titans on Wednesday night confirmed the immediate signing of Peats on an 18-month deal, in a move which is expected to bring Parramatta a step closer to being salary-cap compliant ahead of Friday night's NRL match against South Sydney.

Annesley said there still some details to be finalised before Peats could be guaranteed a place in the Titans line-up on Monday night.

"Ultimately who's in the team and who's out of the team lies with the coach, I don't get involved with those matters, that's entirely Neil Henry's call," Annesley told Sky Sports Radio on Thursday.

Annesley said the deal "could have gone either way" before an agreement was reached.

"We're the beneficiaries of it in terms of a new player, so we'll just see how it plays out over the next few weeks and the remainder of the year," he said.

While Peats' father said his son was "filthy" about being offloaded by the Eels, Annesley was confident the 25-year-old would not have switched clubs without wanting to do so.

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