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Round 7 - Sunday 28th April @ 02:00pm
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Round 7 - Sunday 28th April @ 02:00pm
TITANS vs. KNIGHTS
Cbus Super Stadium
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L: 5
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Ryan James puts in a kick for the corner, Darius Boyd boots it into touch and that's full time at Skilled Park, the Knights running out 30-6 winners.

Newcastle Knights 30-6

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Aiden Sezer rolls it into the in-goal, Mark Minichiello is in hot pursuit to push Tahu over the dead-ball line to secure the drop out and one last chance at the line.

Newcastle Knights 30-6

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Luke Bailey still hasn't given up, some quick hands by him but the pass is batted to ground by the defence. The Titans will have one last shot at a consolation try starting 30m out from the Knights line.

Newcastle Knights 30-6

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts unsuccessful.

Aku Uate pulls alongside Robbie O'Davis as fourth on the Knights' top try-scorers list with that four pointer. The video ref has ruled Gagai pulled the ball forward onto his own boot.

Newcastle Knights 30-6

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Mullen's bomb is knocked back by Boyd, through Houston and Gagai to Uate who is claiming a try in the corner. We'll go upstairs to check a possible knock-on by Gagai.

Newcastle Knights 26-6

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Ryan James makes an unforced error.

The big man tucked it under the arm and steamed forward after some dancing on the right edge, the ball's spilled loose in some heavy contact. The Knights resume from their own 20m line.

Newcastle Knights 26-6

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Alex McKinnon appeared to put McManus away on the left edge but the ball is called forward.

Newcastle Knights 26-6

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The Titans elect to go for the short kick off but the Knights come up with it, despite the ball appearing to go forward into another Knight.

Newcastle Knights 26-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Gidley's on day with the boot continues, as he puts his side up by 20 with 10 minutes to play.

Newcastle Knights 26-6

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Penalty to Newcastle - Mark Minichiello is pinged for holding down too long in the tackle.

The Knights have elected to take a shot at goal.

Newcastle Knights 24-6

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The Titans come up with yet another error and the Knights are back on the attack from halfway.

Newcastle Knights 24-6

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

The ball went wide to McManus with no space on the left edge, but he danced inside, recovered and was able to straighten and show great strength and perseverance to fight his way past Mark Minichiello and over the line.

Newcastle Knights 24-6

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
William Zillman makes an unforced error.

Will Zillman comes up with a tiny knock on on the kick return, it's spotted by the referees and so the Knights will attack from 10m out from the Titans' line.

Newcastle Knights 18-6

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Boyd chimed into the attacking line as Dragons and Knights fans have watched him do for years, the signature cut-out to the left wing finding James McManus and catching the Titans' edge defence out of position.

Newcastle Knights 18-6

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Albert Kelly did well to take Jarrod Mullen's chip towards the posts, but he's immediately swamped by chasers and pushed back into the in-goal. The Knights will go back on the attack from the drop-out.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Widespread confusion in the Titans' ranks on the last tackle sees Idris go back into his own half to collect a wayward pass, he puts in a chip for himself but the Knights come up with the ball in good field position.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Aidan Sezer makes an unforced error.

Sezer knocks on after some heavy contact in the tackle, and the pressure is off the Knights.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Jarrod Mullen's kicking game has been on song so far this match, but on this occasion he's put it out on the full. The Titans attack from 30m out from the Knights line.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Timana Tahu has the ball raked out in the tackle coming out from his own line, Myles knocked on trying to gather the ball. The Knights have the scrum feed 10m out from their own line.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Albert Kelly. Conversion attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

Who says the Titans are out of this!? Beau Falloon darted in behind the ruck, found Will Zillman with a beautiful offload and he in turn was able to draw the fullback and pass to Albert Kelly to streak away for the try.

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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It comes up TRY and the Knights have the first points of the second half. It looks like a stroke of luck could be the point where the Knights start to run away with the game as the Titans tire.

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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Possible try to the Knights! Mullen went high with the kick, Michaels and Uate contest the ball and neither can gather it cleanly. The ball has gone loose to Gagai who found David Fa'alogo to walk in for a potential try. It's gone upstairs.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Albert Kelly shows a great turn of pace to put the defence in two minds and splits straight through, then dummies to kick and avoids fullback Darius Boyd, but he's brought down before he can go any further.

The Titans have turned it over now and it's with the Knights on attack.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Jarrod Mullen pokes it over the top and into touch 10m out from the Titans line, capping a good first set from the Knights.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Can the injury-riddled Titans claw their way back in the second half? We're back underway at Skilled Park.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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The Titans go close from long range! Jamal Idris found space outside his man, and put it on the boot kicking inside for the chasing Anthony Don. Don was able to get a second kick on the ball but Darius Boyd was able to get back to knock the ball dead and end the half.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Dave Taylor finds a half-gap after the Titans had been stuck down their own end for the first half of the set.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Mullen polishes off a great first set after points, drilling the ball dead within the Titans' 10.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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The Knights open the scoring against the run of play. Dave Taylor passed wide looking for his outside men, Gagai stuck a hand out in desperation and was able to regather. He linked up with Gidley, who found Boyd in support, who straightened the play and squared up the Titans defence before going wider to Tahu for the try.

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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Dane Gagai has grabbed the intercept and the Knights are immediately on the counter-attack!

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Willie Mason makes an unforced error.

Mason puts it down off the penalty, the Titans are again out of trouble.

Still nil-all after more than half an hour of play.

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Penalty to the Knights - they came back to the left and Ryan James is penalised for a high shot on a falling James McManus

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The Knights again spreading the ball early in the tackle count, Uate finding a bit of space on the edge.

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Albert Kelly makes an unforced error.

Kelly was hitting a gap off a Greg Bird offload but the ball spilled free as he was brought down.

Aku Uate breaks a few tackles as he scoops up possession.

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James McManus lost it forward as he was bundled into touch, Jamal Idris sets off on a run but only makes it as far as his own 10m line. Titans getting a roll on this set.

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Penalty to Newcastle - The Titans are penalised for holding down in the tackle, the Knights again with good position 30m out from the Titans line.

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Changeover for the Titans, it was a poor pass to Gidley and he couldn't gather it properly. The home side dive on the ball.

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Will Zillman is forced to put the ball dead as Uate flew through on the attacking grubber.

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Not good news for the Gold Coast on the injury front, with Ashley Harrison (ankle), Matt Srama (hand) and Luke O'Dwyer (jaw) all out for the match, leaving the Titans with just 1 man on the interchange.

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Penalty to Newcastle - the Titans are penalised for a ruck infringement, the Knights will resume with some good field position just inside the attacking half.

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Uate produces a fantastic take of an Aiden Sezer spiralling bomb.

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A booming kick from Jarrod Mullen in search for the 40/20 is foiled by a lucky bounce for the Titans, the ball bouncing back infield away from the touchline and a flying Aku Uate chasing.

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Luke Bailey makes an unforced error.

Bailey has the ball knocked from his grasp by some desperate defence 10m out from the Knights line. The big man hit a gap after the Titans played hot potato footy on the right edge.

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Penalty to Gold Coast - the Knights are pinged for hands on the ball in the ruck. Penalties are marching the Titans upfield, they have another chance at the Knights line here as Falloon takes the tap 10m out.

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Penalty to Gold Coast - the Knights are penalised for being offside at the 20m restart. It appeared Zillman was in front of Anthony Don taking the tap, so a strange decision there.

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Penalty to Newcastle - the Titans were doing well in pinning the Knights in their own half, but concede the penalty for rushing up too quickly.

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NO TRY is the ruling - both Michaels' knee contacting with the sideline and the grounding were issues. It's a scrum to the Knights 10m out so it appears the ruling is he's been pushed into touch by a great defensive effort from Uate.

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Possible try to the Gold Coast Titans! Dave Taylor got an offload away to Michaels in the corner, Uate made good contact and it looks like he may have caused Michaels to ground the ball on the corner post. We'll head upstairs to have a closer look.

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Six to go for the Titans, as the grubber was charged down by Willie Mason. Recovered by Michaels and the Titans are again attacking the line.

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Penalty to Gold Coast - the Knights held on too long in the tackle trying to bring big Dave Taylor to ground. Titans take the quick tap through Luke Bailey and are attacking the Knights' line.

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Anthony Don makes an unforced error.

Don flew high above James McManus on the bomb, but he wasn't able to gather cleanly for what would have been a certain try.

Knights will continue with the 20m tap.

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Penalty to Gold Coast - Anthony Don went high to contest the bomb, James McManus' run wasn't timed quite right and he ended up collecting Don's legs in the air while contesting the ball. Sezer finds touch 40m out from the Titans line.

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Mullen's long cut-out puts Dane Gagai into a gap. The Knights starting to use the width of the field.

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Now the Titans lose it and it's back with the Knights deep inside their own half. Knights survive their first test of the afternoon, as weak as it was.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Akuila Uate makes an unforced error.

Uate charged back on the kick-return, Matt Srama's hit under the ribs knocks the ball free.

Penalty to the Gold Coast follows, Jarrod Mullen was offside collecting the loose ball.

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Some good news for Titans fans, Harrison will go off but has walked off the field.

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Ashley Harrison is down injured, looks like his right leg is the issue. The trainer has signaled he's no good to the sideline.

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Knock on Newcastle - Aku Uate can't take the bomb cleanly, contesting with Steve Michaels. Titans will resume from their own 10m line.

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Both sides with solid opening sets, opting to play it safe up the middle on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

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Jarrod Mullen provides the kickoff and we're underway!

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Good afternoon LUers and welcome to the live update of this round 7 clash between the Titans and the Knights, from Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

Just one change from Tuesday's squad for the Titans, with winger Kevin Gordon out injured (hamstring). Steve Michaels takes his spot.

Knights coach Wayne Bennett has shuffled his spine for this clash, with versatile captain Kurt Gildey switching from hooker to halfback, pushing Tyrone Roberts to the bench and giving Travis Waddell a start at hooker. Named on the bench, Neville Costigan joins a line of high-quality players on the sideline, with two of the Knights' first choice backrowers - Beau Scott and Jeremy Smith - still unavailable. Korbin Sims in jersey 18 will get a run in his spot.

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Titans: 1. William Zillman 2. Kevin Gordon 3. Luke O'Dwyer 4. Jamal Idris 5. Anthony Don 6. Aidan Sezer 7. Albert Kelly 8. Luke Douglas 9. Matt Srama 10. Nate Myles 11. Greg Bird 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Ashley Harrison
Interchange: 14. David Taylor 15. Luke Bailey 16. Ryan James 17. Beau Falloon 18. Steve Michaels

Knights: 1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus 3. Dane Gagai 4. Timana Tahu 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Kade Snowden 9. Kurt Gidley (c) 10. Willie Mason 11. Robbie Rochow 12. Alex McKinnon 13. Chris Houston
Interchange 14. Travis Waddell 15. Neville Costigan 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. David Fa'alogo 18. Korbin Sims

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Peter Gough

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Grant Atkins

GOLD COAST TITANS (6)
Tries: Albert Kelly
Field Goals:
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (30)
Tries: Timana Tahu, David Fa'alogo, James McManus (2), Akuila Uate
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (4/4), Tyrone Roberts (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)



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