Written by Christopher Tearse
Friday, July 10, 6.00 PM, Round 9, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Gold Coast Titans take on New Zealand Warriors NRL Match Preview
Both teams having a rollercoaster 2020 season starting with the Titans who were belted by the Sharkies last round and the Warriors who came back after 10 points down to beat the Broncos 26-16, Gold Coast Titans still trying to find answers and Warriors finding some belief to keep competitive, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns for the Warriors adding extras to their momentum heading into this matchup.
The Gold Coast Titans
|Greg Leleisiuao||Mitch Rein|
1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Beau Fermor 4. Bryce Cartwright 5. Treymain Spry 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Sam Stone 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow
Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Tyrone Peachey 17. Jarrod Wallace 18. Jai Whitbread 19. Nathan Peats 20. Greg Lelesiuao 21. Tyrone Roberts
Coach: Justin Holbrook
The New Zealand Warriors
|Adam Pompey||Kodi Nikorima|
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Patrick Herbert 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Chanel Harris-Tavita 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Adam Blair 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Karl Lawton
Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Drew Hutchison 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Matt Ikuvalu
Coach: Todd Payten
The last time these two teams met the Titans at home were beaten by the Warriors 20-24. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 26 matches played between the Titans and the Warriors favour the Warriors winning 18, all other general statistics favour the Warriors including wins at this venue, Warriors have won 80% of past ten matches when the Titans have played them at home.
Warriors for the win.