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Bronco Palasia signs with NRL's Titans

Brisbane's Keenan Palasia will join the Gold Coast Titans in 2024 after signing a two-year deal. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

Brisbane forward Keenan Palasia has signed a two-year contract with Gold Coast that will begin in 2024.

Palasia had a breakout season in 2022, playing 22 of a possible 24 games as the Broncos narrowly missed out on a return to the finals.

The 25-year-old mostly came off the bench and laid the ninth-most tackles of any Bronco this season from an average of 40 minutes of game time.

He made his international debut for Samoa in the mid-season Test window but missed out on selection in the eventual runners-up's World Cup squad.

Palasia joins a Gold Coast middle rotation that will include Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Moeaki Fotuaika and Isaac Liu in 2024.

"We're excited to have Keenan join us and we know, given the way he plays the game, that he will fit in with our forward pack," Titans coach Justin Holbrook said.

"He's a player that is able to play big minutes and has shown his versatility in the games he has played so far.

"Keenan has had a good taste of NRL football already, but we're confident that he will continue to develop his game and we're thrilled that he will be doing that with us at the Titans."

Holbrook said Palasia's status as a local product had helped motivate the club to sign him.

Palasia was raised on the Gold Coast and attended famed rugby league nursery Palm Beach Currumbin High School, which has produced talents such as Jahrome Hughes, Ben Hannant and Cody Walker.

"(Palasia) is keen to come home to the Gold Coast and to represent the region which is something I like," Holbrook said.

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