Gold Coast ask Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly to have flu shots

Gold Coast have asked Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly to have a flu shot so they can return to training with the club and be available to play.

The Titans have formally requested that the pair confirm their intention to have the vaccination by Thursday after they previously refused to have it.

The move follows Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young’s rejection of an application from the NRL for players who sign a waiver to be exempt from the government’s requirement for all players in the competition to have the vaccination.

A Titans statement read: “The Gold Coast Titans have made formal requests to Bryce Cartwright and Brian Kelly to obtain up-to-date influenza and, as required, pneumococcal vaccinations.

“Doing so will enable each player to meet the requirements of the Queensland state government’s protocols allowing Queensland-based NRL clubs to train and play.

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