Titans young gun Brian Kelly could be a chance of lining up for his NRL debut in Round 1.

The Manly Sea Eagles have announced the signing of promising young Gold Coast Titans centre Brian Kelly.

John Cartwright, the foundation coach of the Titans and current assistant coach at Manly, said securing Kelly's signature was massive for the Sea Eagles.

"Brian is a really powerful, fast kid, who can play full-back, wing, and centre. He has a similar build to Dylan Walker,'' Cartwright said.

"Everyone up north has a huge opinion of him. It was never a case of thinking not if, but when, he will play NRL."

Kelly was a part of the Titans 2016 Auckland Nines squad that reached the semi-finals. He scored 11 tries in 15 matches for the Titans in the NYC this season.

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