After round 21, the wooden spoon goes to…

09 Aug 22, 12:24PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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The Gold Coast Titans found themselves back on the bottom of the ladder and were once again wooden spoon favourites.

Getting off the bottom of the ladder will now be a tough ask for the Titans as they sit two points behind the 15th-placed Tigers and now have a worse for and against.

Both sides were poor in round 21 with the Titans not doing their points difference any favours with a 32-14 loss to the Melbourne Storm while the Tigers were defeated by fellow bottom four side the Newcastle Knights 14-10 in a poor effort from both sides.

Despite the Tigers poor outing against the Knights the Titans are still in the same predicament as last week and therefore must remain the odds on favourite to take out the wooden spoon in 2022.

Coach Justin Holbrook’s future at the club is currently looking grim but a Queensland State of Origin legend has publicly offered his services to the Titans.

Former Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker spoke about the Titans and how he is willing to help them out on SENQ Mornings yesterday.

“I still think there’s a soft underbelly at the Titans, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, the captain, you see what he brings to the team every week, he doesn’t have a lot of help in that regard,” said Parker.

“They’ve got some players there, they just need a bit of work.

“Personally, I’ll put my hand up to help them out.

“They just need to dial in; remember last year they were there or just abouts in the finals and they’ve just fallen off the cliff this year.

“The sooner this season can end for the season for the Titans, the better, and for Justin Holbrook, who’s been very open, honest and candid about their performances.”

On Sunday afternoon the Titans will take on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles who are currently on a three-game losing streak.

Manly will be favoured to get back to winning ways but the Titans must see this as an opportunity to win and close the gap between them and the Tigers.

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