Peats extends Gold Coast stay to 2020
Nathan Peats receives the ball during the Gold Coast Titans training session on the Gold Coast, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
NSW hooker Nathan Peats has spurned interest from rival NRL clubs to sign a three-year contract extension with Gold Coast.
The 26-year-old, who made his State of Origin debut in game one this year, will remain with the Titans until the end of the 2020 season.
Peats landed on the Gold Coast after being off-loaded by Parramatta mid-2016 as they scrambled to address a salary cap scandal.
There were whispers he could return to the Eels and his agent said in April at least two clubs were keen to acquire his services.
Peats, who welcomed the birth of his second child last week, has played 21 of his 110 NRL games for the Titans after beginning his career with South Sydney in 2011.
"It's been a big year but with everything now sorted, I'm looking forward to focusing on the remainder of this season and my future here with the Titans," Peats said.
The La Perouse product was brilliant for NSW on his Origin debut, replacing long-time hooker Robbie Farah, before falling away in the series as Queensland won the last two games.
Despite the Titans sitting 14th with six wins, Peats was confident the future was brighter.
"We've got a good bunch of guys here and a number of young players that have a bright future in the game," he said.
"It'll be good to be part of this team and we'll be looking to do some good things over the next few years."
© AAP 2017
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