Tyrone Roberts returns to NRL's Titans

Murray Wenzel
Tyrone Roberts will add 135 NRL games worth of experience to Garth Brennan's young Gold Coast side

Tyrone Roberts will return to the Gold Coast just one season after leaving the NRL club for a stint in England.

The utility sought an early release from his three-year contract with Super League club Warrington and will return to the Titans in 2019 on a two-year deal.

The former Newcastle talent, 27, will add 135 NRL games worth of experience to Garth Brennan's young side and considerable versatility given his ability to play fullback, five-eighth, hooker or halfback.

Roberts struck up a handy combination with good mate and halves partner Ashley Taylor in his previous two seasons for Gold Coast, but with Kane Elgey in the mix was never given full control of the reins.

Ironically, out-of-favour Elgey's impending departure next season has allowed for Roberts' return.

But his role will be no clearer even with Elgey's exit, given 19-year-old AJ Brimson has impressed in the No.6 this season.

Brimson can also play fullback and with current No.1 Michael Gordon, wingers Phillip Sami and Anthony Don in good form and fellow Penrith utility Tyrone Peachey arriving next year, Brennan will be flush with options.

"Tyrone is a very good half but will also add that real utility value to our squad and the fact he can play six, seven, nine or one makes him such a valuable commodity to have," Brennan said.

"He's played a number of representative matches and has been a seasoned NRL player for well over five years so he knows what it takes to compete at the top."