Written by Adam Whitelock
Saturday, August 22, 3.00 PM, Round 15, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Titans take on Canberra Raiders NRL Match Fixture
Canberra is coming off a big win over Brisbane which saw them level with the Roosters on the ladder and now only sit outside the top four due to points differential. Gold Coast was in the game last week against Cronulla with the scores locked at 12-12 at halftime but lost their way after skipper Kevin Proctor was sent-off in the 55th minute after which the Sharks ran away with the game. Canberra needs to keep winning to stay in top-four contention, with the Gold Coast needing the win to stay out of wooden spoon territory.
The Gold Coast Titans
|Jai Whitbread||Dale Copley|
|Phillip Sami||Jai Arrow|
|Sam Stone||Ashley Taylor|
|Tanah Boyd||Kevin Proctor|
1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Moeaki Fotuaika
Reserves: 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Beau Fermor 17. Sam Stone 18. Corey Thompson 19. Tanah Boyd 20. Jai Whitbread 21. Erin Clark
Coach: Justin Holbrook
The Canberra Raiders
1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali’i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young
Reserves: 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Harley Smith-Shields 20. Kai O’Donnell 21. Matt Frawley
Coach: Ricky Stuart
The last time these two teams met the Raiders at home beat the Titans convincingly 24-6. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 24 matches played between the Titans and the Raiders split down the middle with twelve apiece, statistics suggest the match fixture will result in a rain of Raider tries!
Canberra Raiders for the win.
If we had to pick a line?