Full Time
80:00
6:30pm Sun July 15, 2018
Round 18 - Cbus Super Stadium - Crowd: 10074
80min

FULL TIME - The Roosters' rookies down the Titans 20-12 tonight. Thanks for joining us.

78min

The Titans are throwing it around here. Ashley Taylor takes on the line and goes through and offloads out to his left-side support. Will Matthews tries to find Konrad Hurrell out wide but throws it into touch.

77min

Game management by Luke Keary there. He finds touch five short of the Gold Coast line. Just over two minutes remain.

76min

Aj Brimson goes short to Will Matthews who drops the ball and that will be the game!

76min

Ashley Taylor chips it for Phillip Sami but Matt Ikuvalu is smart and jumps over the top to bat it dead. No nonsense stuff there. Four minutes remain.

74min

Chance now for the Titans. Michael Gordon takes the bomb and is held down too long. Penalty. They start their set just short of halfway. Need to score here.

72min

Only six minutes remaining now and it looks like the Titans will fall short tonight. Aj Brimson sends a swirling bomb into the air and Blake Ferguson does very well to take it in a diving effort.

69min

NO TRY! Jarrod Wallace barges over for a double but it is overruled by the Bunker for an obstruction! Looks a tough call - thought Jared Waerea-Hargreaves initiated contact there trying to put on a shot but nevertheless Ryan James ruled to have stopped in the line.

69min

They now earn a penalty and Ryan James takes the quick tap. They are just 30 out. Aj Brimson takes them on and spins out of a couple of tackles before being tackled 15 out from the Roosters line. Ashley Taylor goes short to Kevin Proctor and they earn another penalty.

68min

The Titans get it off the short restart!

68min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Attempted by Blake Ferguson.

The fullback sends it to the left of the posts.

Roosters lead Titans 12 - 20 Roosters
67min

Ferguson will shoot for two from near the sideline.

66min

The Roosters now nab a penalty after the Gold Coast defenders held onto Paul Momirovski for too long.

65min

Sean O'sullivan stepping up with Keary in the bin and forces the dropout.

65min

Jarrod Wallace with a risky offload and drops the ball. Roosters 20 out from the Gold Coast line.

64min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Michael Gordon.

Gordon nails the conversion from near the posts.

Roosters lead Titans 12 - 20 Roosters
63min

Try: Titans
Scored by Jarrod Wallace. Kick to come.

Latu short to Wallace who barges over!

Roosters lead Titans 10 - 20 Roosters
61min

Big play! AJ Brimson bursts through after a great break by Leilani Latu and looks to link with Ash Taylor who is tackled without the ball by Luke Keary. He is binned!

59min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Blake Ferguson.

Ferguson adds the extras.

Roosters lead Titans 6 - 20 Roosters
58min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Poasa Faamausili. Kick to come.

Kurt Baptiste goes short to Poasa Faamausili who barges over! Question mark over the pass but it's given.

Roosters lead Titans 6 - 18 Roosters
56min

The Roosters look to spread it left but Ashley Taylor shows great desperation to knock down the attempted pass by Sean O'sullivan.

55min

A poor error here from Phillip Sami and the Roosters have a full set 25 out from the Gold Coast line. If the Roosters can get one more try it should be over.

51min

Razzle dazzle stuff on the last as Aj Brimson takes the line on before linking with Konrad Hurrell who finds Phillip Sami out wide but the winger can't release it and is wrapped up 15 out. Handover.

50min

They spread it left but Nat Butcher flicks it forward straight to the Titans and the home side survive.

49min

Close stuff! Joseph Manu flies above and takes the bomb on the last, flicks it back to the left edge and Daniel Tupou almost surges through to score but is denied. Now there is an error from the Gold Coast and they compound the mistake with a penalty. Roosters five out and can land a massive blow here!

47min

Sean O'sullivan tries to match Taylor and also puts up a towering bomb but Michael Gordon rises to the occasion and takes it. Titans are 40 out on the last. Aj Brimson puts in a dabbing kick towards the corner but Blake Ferguson fields it. Both sides just trading sets at the moment.

46min

Ashley Taylor puts it up very high on the last but Blake Ferguson looks faultless at the back and takes it.

45min

Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Matt Ikuvalu begin the set with solid runs before a strong charge by Nat Butcher brings the Roosters towards halfway. Luke Keary sends it high on the last and Anthony Don takes it with ease before picking up an extra 10 metres on the fly.

43min

The clearing kick on the last is taken by the Titans who work it out from their own end. Will Matthews brings it up past the 40 on the second before Moeaki Fotuaika powers up into the Roosters' half. Nathan Peats darts out of dummy-half and picks up 10 extra metres. Aj Brimson also takes the line on on the following play and offloads for Konrad Hurrell who rushes a kick before being taken into touch. Roosters ball on their own 10.

42min

A strong set in reply from the Gold Coast, who are 30 out on the last but Blake Ferguson does brilliantly to take the towering bomb by Aj Brimson.

41min

Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Matt Ikuvalu with the opening runs to begin this half. Joseph Manu then brings it up to the 40 before Lindsay Collins surges towards halfway. A great kick on the last from Penrith junior Sean O'sullivan and it trickles into touch five short of the Titans' line.

40min

Second half back underway!

40min

HALF TIME - Roosters 14 lead Titans 6

39min

SCRUM TITANS - Momirovski drops a regulation pass on his own 20m line. Titans have 8 seconds to try something before halftime

38min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Titans looking clueless on the last. Brimson grubbers, O'Sullivan blocked it with his foot and Taylor knocks it on.

37min

PENALTY TITANS - James hit late by Tetevano. The big man is down, just taking a breather. Tetevano is on report for the hit.

35min

SCRUM TITANS - Titans start their set on halfway.

35min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Taukeiaho converts from in front.

Roosters lead Titans 6 - 14 Roosters
34min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Sean O'sullivan. Kick to come.

O'Sullivan charged onto a ball and got across the line. Wallace stripped it out 1-on-1 but was offside. O'Sullivan pushed the ball against the padding on the goalpost, it bounced, he regathered it and planted it and the Video ref has awarded the try.

Roosters lead Titans 6 - 12 Roosters
33min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Titans give away another penalty and the Roosters will stroll into the Titans half.

31min

James very nearly scores as the Titans run it on the last.

30min

PENALTY TITANS - Roosters offside.

29min

SCRUM TITANS - Barnstorming run by Taukeiaho and on the next play Butcher butchers it and drops the ball.

28min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Taylor's woeful night just gets worse as he drops the ball

27min

First play after the binning and Ferguson looks to have scored, however it is called back after Brimson was obstructed by a decoy runner.

27min

Repeated infringements see's Matthews marched.

27min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Titans give away another penalty and Will Matthews is sent to the sin bin.

26min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - First tackle of the new set and Titans give another away.

25min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Titans give away a penalty just 2 tackles after the last one

25min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - They get a fresh set, starting 10m from the Titans line and right in front of the posts.

25min

Blake Ferguson in pain in backplay.

24min

Matterson with a 1-on-1 strip on halfway. Titans just cannot build any pressure.

23min

scratch that, refs have decided it was a Roosters knock on and a change over.

22min

DROP OUT TITANS - Keary's bomb is knocked back by the Titans and Lee takes it dead.

21min

Ferguson with a great take and 20m run on the end of a Taylor bomb.

18min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Michael Gordon.

Gordon from practically in front, throws this one over.

Roosters lead Titans 6 - 8 Roosters
18min

Try: Titans
Scored by Moeaki Fotuaika. Kick to come.

Wallace dawdled up to the defence and then threw a lovely round the corner offload to Fotuaika who scores under the posts all too easily.

Roosters lead Titans 4 - 8 Roosters
16min

Friend coughs up the ball on halfway

15min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Taukeiaho converts

Roosters lead Titans 0 - 8 Roosters
14min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

Keary drifts across the face of the posts and puts the ball on a platter for Momirovski, who ran a strong line and barged over between two defenders to score just to the left of the posts.

Roosters lead Titans 0 - 6 Roosters
13min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Keary kicked from 25m out. Taylor caught the ball and was tackled immediately, being pushed back towards his own line. Taylor offloaded to Lee, but he lost the ball. Butcher picked it up and dived over the line and very nearly scored, but Gordon made a tackle that denied the try, as Butcher plants it on Gordon's leg.

12min

Titans grubber goes dead. Roosters with a 7 tackle set

10min

Gordon fields a bomb and then makes a great kick return, weaving and running around defenders as he makes 35 metres.

8min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Taukeiaho nails the penalty goal.

Roosters lead Titans 0 - 2 Roosters
7min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - Titans defenders lying all over the tackled player for an eternity. They'll take a shot at the two.points.

6min

PENALTY ROOSTERS - James penalised on halfway. Roosters to go right on the attack.

5min

SCRUM ROOSTERS - Brimson grubbers short and finds touch

4min

PENALTY TITANS - Roosters give away the first penalty via a Manu flop.

3min

Don and Gordon almost collide trying to field a long kick

1min

Roosters first set was tentative to say the least

Roosters gets us underway

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Jon Stone, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

GOLD COAST TITANS (12)
Tries: Moeaki Fotuaika, Jarrod Wallace
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (20)
Tries: Paul Momirovski, Sean O'sullivan, Poasa Faamausili
Field Goals:
Conversions: Sio Siua Taukeiaho (2/2), Blake Ferguson (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Sio Siua Taukeiaho (1/1), Blake Ferguson (0/1)