Penrith Panthers star Tyrone Peachey wants out of Gold Coast Titans deal
Penrith centre Tyrone Peachey has declared he does not want to move to the Gold Coast next season despite signing a three-year deal with the Titans.
Peachey agreed to the contract with the Titans in March but on Wednesday he said he had instructed his manager, Sam Ayoub, that he wanted to stay with the Panthers.
The NSW representative said he did not want to relocate his young family and had recently bought a house in western Sydney.
Peachey will line up in the centres for the Panthers in Friday night’s sudden-death semi-final against the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium.
“I love this club. They gave me this opportunity to play consistent first grade and I wouldn’t have left if I didn’t have to,” he said.
“We just built in Penrith so my missus is really comfortable at our new place. I spoke to my manager and told him what I wanted to happen.”
Peachey told Ayoub he didn’t want to worry about the contract situation until the end of the season.
“I just want to worry about Penrith at the moment and we’ll figure it all out. I told him I don’t want to talk about it,” he said.
“I have my full faith and trust in him making the right decision for me. Wherever I need to be, I’ll be.”
The recent announcement that Corey Harawira-Naera is leaving Penrith next year to link with Canterbury could help Penrith accommodate Peachey under their salary cap.
Peachey denied he wanted to back out of his Titans deal because he wanted representative bonuses added into his deal.