The Canterbury Bulldogs have given Aaron Schoupp an immediate release to join the Gold Coast Titans on a three-year deal.
With the Bulldogs undergoing a changing of the guard with their coach and roster, the club had too many players to fit into too few spots.
So, in the end, the Titans pounced and added Schoupp to shore up their own backline troops.
His signing is one that pleases Titans coach Justin Holbrook for many reasons.
“Aaron joins us nice and early in the pre-season, allowing him to put in the hard work to be ready for round one.
“Since his debut, he’s given the competition a taste of what he can bring at the NRL level, but we’re confident he has more improvement left in his game.
“He’s a centre with good size, a good defensive game and he’s also a goal kicker. They are all things that will be valuable to the squad.”
With his release confirmed, the Bulldogs issued a short statement thanking Schoupp for his time at the club and wishing him the best.
“The Club has agreed to terms with Aaron to grant an immediate release from his contract,” said Chief Executive Officer Aaron Warburton.
“Schoupp has been a positive contributor to the Bulldogs Club both on and off the field and we would like to thank him for his hard work and passion during his time at Belmore.
“We wish Aaron and his family all the best for this next chapter in his career.”