The Gold Coast Titans are the subject of another scandal after it was revealed a player’s signature was forged by a member of the club’s staff.
A new clause in centre James Roberts’ contract, which is believed to relate to a financial boost should he be selected for State of Origin, was signed off by the club’s football manager Scott Clark, who has since resigned from the club.
“Scott has submitted his resignation and we have accepted it,” said Titans chief executive Graham Annesley.
“Other than that it is a confidential employment matter that I can’t make any further comment on.”
The implications are currently unknown, however it is being reported that Roberts’ contract is now void, making him a free agent. If that is the case, interest in the speedster’s services are likely to be high from both the NRL and Super League after he represented City for the first time following an impressive season in which he scored 16 tries in 24 appearances.
It is not the first controversy surrounding the Titans this year. A number of former and current players were handed cocaine charges before the season had started.