Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, August 1, 3.00 PM, Round 12, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Sydney Roosters take on Gold Coast Titans NRL Match Preview
Titans boosted after David Fifita signing and the evidence was there against the Panthers in Round 11, their belief and improvement is beginning to shape their competitive nature installing much more confidence for the Titans team and the club moving forward, though the Titans have yet another massive test this week after lately battling a run of top eight teams now they have the Roosters to contend with, the Roosters themselves may feel boosted this Round with the imminent return of Sonny Bill Williams so it will be hard to contain the Roosters, can the Titans put a dent in the Roosters defense? that’s the question to win games you must score points.
The Sydney Roosters
|Christian Tuipulotu||Brett Morris|
1. James Tedesco 2. Ryan Hall 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Sitili Tupouniua 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Isaac Liu
Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Christian Tuipulotu 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Daniel Fifita 21. Egan Butcher
Coach: Trent Robinson
The Gold Coast Titans
Titans: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Dale Copley 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow
Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Tyrone Peachey 16. Jarrod Wallace 17. Sam Lisone 18. Erin Clark 19. Sam Stone 20. Jai Whitbread 21. Alexander Brimson
Coach: Justin Holbrook
The last time these two teams met the Roosters at home embarrassed the Titans 58-6. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 19 matches played between the Roosters and the Titans favour the Roosters winning 11, all other statistics indicate this game could be a repeat of the last time these two teams met.
Sydney Roosters for the win.
If we had to pick a line?
Sydney Roosters -16.5