I was wandering that when I saw the Titans being short 3-4 players as the articles earlier in the year were about how difficult it would be for exiled players to come back. Guys like Carney (before the Cowboys) or Dave Taylor as teams need to name at least 29 players. So there was a bit of room for mid season signings but not a lot.They were supposed to have 29 locked in at the start of the season, but the titans only have 26 or 27 so are in breach but not currently facing any penalties.
Think it might have been mentioned on NRL 360 from Paul Kent when talking about the Titans that it was the first year so teams were still getting use to the new system.
Beale will definitely be in the first grade squad. I'm guessing Lawton would be, we should know by next week depending on if Kearney sticks with Cook or goes with Lawton to cover for Luke.