Titans set deadline for Turner

The Gold Coast Titans have given defiant Melbourne winger Steve Turner less than two weeks to start training for the new NRL club.

Titans boss Michael Searle says the club wants the 22-year-old flyer on the Gold Coast by Monday, November 27 to help integrate with his new teammates. Searle says Turner is sure to receive some good-natured ribbing but it won't last long.

The Storm and the Gold Coast have been locked in a bitter tug-of-war for the services of Turner, who re-signed with Melbourne for three years despite having agreed to join the Titans.