Brennan aiming high with Arrow
TITANS coach Garth Brennan plans to “build the club” around Jai Arrow as Jarrod Wallace declared the Broncos would be regretting letting the Maroons Origin hopeful leave.
Arrow is set to push through a painful back injury and confront powerful Cowboys rival Jason Taumalolo in Townsville on Saturday.
The Titans lock, who suffered back spasms after being kneed in Sunday’s loss to Penrith, is determined to take his place at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Arrow, 22, has been the buy of the year for the Titans, averaging 56 minutes a week for 144m and 27 tackles in his first season at the Gold Coast.
Arrow was lured from the Broncos by former Titans coach Neil Henry, but did not commit until he sought advice from fellow ex-Brisbane forward Wallace.
Wallace, also a Gold Coast product, left the Broncos after the 2016 season and secured his maiden Maroons Origin jersey last year.
“He’s still only young. He could have stayed at the Broncos for another year or two, but he doesn’t want to be playing reserve grade,” Wallace said.
“I think they (Broncos) are probably regretting it a little bit now.”
Arrow is contracted to the Titans until 2020 and Brennan said he wanted to build his squad around the incredibly hardworking forward.
“He has a great work ethic and the players love playing with him,” Brennan said.
BEST BUY: Jai Arrow.