Carney walks out on Titans, retires

The Gold Coast Titans have suffered a major blow to their 2007 campaign with International winger Brian Carney walking out on the club after one day.

In has been a tumultuous week for the NRL newcomers with estranged winger Steve Turner gaining a release and dual International Mat Rogers signing for 2007 a year ahead of schedule before rolling his ankle in his first training session today.

Titans CEO Michael Searle gave a press conference a short time ago, with Carney explaining that he wants to spend more time with his family and return home to complete his university studies in commercial law.

Intrigue has surrounded the signing of Carney from day one.

He was one of the first purchases for the club in 2005 before seeking a release from Wigan and landing in Newcastle to play one season with the Knights in