Titans say no talks with Prince ? yet



THE Gold Coast Titans have not approached Australian halfback Scott Prince because to do so would be a breach of NRL anti-tampering laws, a club official said yesterday.

Titans general manager of operations and media Ian Buchanan said there was no truth to stories, apparently emanating from Sydney, that Prince had signed with the Gold Coast from 2007.

Prince captained the West Tigers to a fairytale premiership victory this year and has openly stated his desire to return to his native Queensland.

"We have always said he is one of the players we would look at for that position," Buchanan said yesterday.

"Obviously we would be in breach of the anti-tampering laws if we had talked and that's not happened."

He also ruled out talk the club had signed Cowboy's conditioner Billy Johnston.

Meanwhile, Titans fans are against signing out-of-favour Dragons second-rower Lance Thompson.

An on-line poll, conducted on the Titan's fan forum, shows 52 per cent of fans believe the tough red-head would be a disruptive influence at the club and has seen better days as a player.

Only 30 percent thought Thompson would be a welcome addition to the squad.



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