One of the in-form players in the game right now, James Roberts is turning heads with his style of play across the rugby league and for at least a couple more years, the exciting centre is a Gold Coast Titan.
The club today announced that Roberts would remain with the club for a further two seasons until the end of the 2017 season.
His form saw him selected in the City Origin side some time ago and with 27 tries in 40 games for the Titans club, he is finally living up to the potential so many fans knew that he possessed.
For Roberts himself, the Titans is where he wants to be and he is pleased to have his future sorted.
â€œItâ€™s good to have my future settled, Iâ€™ve really enjoyed it on the Gold Coast, the relaxed lifestyle outside of footy as well as at the Titans,â€ Roberts said.
â€œItâ€™s been a fresh start for me and I appreciate the faith the club has shown and I want to really prove myself as an NRL player in the next couple of seasons.”
In particular, Neil Henry has played a big part in shaping Roberts’ young career since his time at the Titans and among the club itself and team-mates, Roberts is settling in well.
â€œI have learned a lot from Neil Henry and his coaching staff and have a really good bunch of teammates around me. I feel settled here which has helped my footy,” said Roberts.
â€œIâ€™ve matured as a person and a player in my time here but I know I can keep improving and I want to play a big part for the Titans moving forward as a club.â€
Still only 22, the potential is there for Roberts to continue to develop as a player and that is an exciting proposition for Titans coach Neil Henry.
â€œWe all know how dynamic James can be with the ball but he is also developing other aspects of his game and will continue to improve as he gains experience at the elite level,â€ Henry says.
â€œHe has shown this season what he is capable of and it is great news for the club that heâ€™ll be with us for another two seasons. We hope to see him in Titans colours for many years to come.â€