Peachey hopes to win over Titans fans once season starts
RELUCTANT Titans recruit Tyrone Peachey has brushed aside suggestions he will have to work hard to win over Gold Coast fans after finally linking with the club this week.
Peachey was yesterday unveiled in club colours for the first time at the Titans’ annual golf day at Parkwood following a messy contract saga.
In March, the Titans trump- eted the utility’s signing from 2019 on a three-year deal but fears grew that Peachey may backflip over financial issues.
His manager Sam Ayoub refused to guarantee he would honour the Gold Coast leading to a war of words with then Titans boss Graham Annesley.
Asked if he thought it would be necessary to win back fans, the 27-year-old NSW Origin representative said: “I hope not. I never said once that I didn’t want to come here. I hope the fans don’t not like me but yeah, I suppose when the season starts I can win them over.”
Peachey said he was yet to discuss what position he would play for the Titans, having started at fullback, centre, fiveeighth, hooker, second-row, lock and on the bench in his 116-game NRL career.
“I haven’t really thought about it at all,” he said.
“I know we just bought Brian Kelly and he’s a great centre but I haven’t thought about that, I haven’t spoken to Brenno (coach Garth Brennan) or anyone about what position so we’ll see what happens.”
Pushed on if he had a preferred position: “Na, whatever man.”
Peachey is not obliged to start training until December 3 but has indicated he will be at the club before then.
Tyrone Peachey tees off