Gold Coast Titans are ready to pounce on Mat Rogers, with the Australian Rugby Union expected to release the star back from the final year of his contract as early as today. The move should end a painful off-season for Melbourne Storm wing Steve Turner as the Titans look to free funds to fit Rogers under the salary cap. The ARU confirmed yesterday that Rogers would meet New South Wales coach Ewen McKenzie at NSW headquarters today. The dual international is expected to convey to McKenzie that he no longer wants to play rugby. Rogers will then meet ARU officials tomorrow and ask to be released from the final year of his contract on compassionate grounds. ARU boss Gary Flowers said yesterday that Rogers had a case for being granted a release. "The ARU wants players who pull on the Wallabies jersey to wear it with pride and respect," he said. "There are a number of factors that might not allow Mat Rogers to do that, but I can not comment on what they are." Gold Coast boss Michael Searle said the Titans would offer Rogers a contract if the ARU released him. "Obviously Mat will be with us in 2008," he said. "It would make sense to have him here for 2007 too. We will sit down and talk to him if he is released." Turner's manager, David Riolo, hopes a Rogers move to the Gold Coast will end the tug of war over his client. "It would make sense for them to release Steve if they sign Mat," he said.