Tyrone Roberts to Make Newcastle Return?

The Newcastle Knights are believed to be in talks with the Gold Coast Titans for the services of Tyrone Roberts for 2017 and beyond.

The Knights were delivered a massive blow for their 2017 campaign, with the news of Jarrod Mullen testing positive for steroids and is now facing a 4-year ban, effectively ending his NRL career.

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The Knights are on the hunt for a halves partner for Trent Hodkinson to try to avoid the wooden spoon for a third consecutive season. Their answer maybe ex-Knight Tyrone Roberts.

The Knights agreed to release Roberts at the end of the 2015 season, allowing the 25-year-old to sign a two-year deal with the Titans.

Roberts had a solid debut season with the Titans, making 21 appearances and was deadly accurate with a kicking accuracy was over 83 per-cent.

Roberts is now though expected to lose his position in the halves, with young play-maker Kane Elgey the favourite to join Ash Taylor in the halves next year after returning from a knee reconstruction.

Gold Coast Titans coach has stated that he is ready to use Roberts in a utility role for 2017, but Roberts wants to play in the halves and the chances of that are limited.

A decision on the exciting half is expected to be made with the next 72 hours.