McQueen's great escape to Wests Tigers
THE Titans have been rocked by another player departure with key back-rower Chris McQueen to quit the club and accept a $1.2 million offer with the Wests Tigers.
The former Queensland Origin forward is resigned to leaving the Titans after the club refused to get into a bidding war with the Tigers for his signature.
McQueen has been mulling over his future for the past 48 hours and has decided to ink a three-year deal with the Tigers worth $400,000 a season.
Only a last-minute upgrade from the Titans will change his mind.
But the Gold Coast are unlikely to budge on their two-year, $300,000 a season offer, meaning McQueen would sacrifice $600,000 by staying on the Gold Coast.
It is another blow for the Titans, who have been beset by an injury crisis and will now lose a forward who played all 25 games for the club last season.