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The National Rugby League is siding with the Gold Coast Titans in their contractual dispute with Melbourne winger Steve Turner. The Titans trumpeted the recruitment of Turner on a three-year deal in mid June but the 21-year-old had a change of heart and re-signed with the Storm last night until the end of 2009.
NRL boss David Gallop says after discussing the issue with Gold Coast managing director Michael Searle today, he believes a deal had been struck between Turner and the Titans. Turner never signed a contract or letter of intent with the Titans but Gallop says that's not necessary to constitute a legally binding agreement.
Gallop says he's received an email from Turner's manager David Riolo which fully supports the Titans' case.