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Round 9 - Sunday 12th May @ 03:00pm
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Round 9 - Sunday 12th May @ 03:00pm
TITANS vs. DRAGONS
Cbus Super Stadium
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L: 12
H-T: 6
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Soward's last ditch field goal is short, and the Titans hang on for a plucky one point win.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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The Titans have lost it in the tackle, and the Dragons will have one last set from their own 40m line with 40 seconds on the clock.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Matt Prior makes an unforced error.

Soward shaped for the drop goal from 45m out, but instead runs and fires the ball wide to Matt Prior, who can't take it up around his head.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Dave Taylor makes an unforced error.

Taylor fumbles a simple pass, the Dragons are still in this with just under 3 minutes to go.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Daniel Vidot makes an unforced error.

Vidot comes up with another error off the bomb, Albert Kelly can't collect the ball for what could've been a try but the Titans have a chance at the Dragons' line from 10m out.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Soward takes a shot at the drop goal from 30m out on a bad angle, and it's a shocking kick that richochets off a Titans defender and rolls down to Kevin Gordon.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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The Dragons swung it far to the left on the last tackle, and Vidot is brought down just centimetres short of the line thanks to some desperate cover defence. The Titans hang on and work it out from their end.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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It's yet another changeover forced by the Dragons, Minichiello is caught on the halfway line.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Soward finds space down the left, goes inside to Rein who finds Vidot on his wing. Vidot kicks high infield but Gordon takes it comfortably.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Sezer's kick for the corner is taken well by Daniel Vidot. The Dragons rucking it out from their own line.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Falloon goes down hurt in front of the sticks, on replay it's revealed Prior has hit him across the face with a trailing arm but there will be no penalty.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Greg Bird has gone down after a high shot from Dan Hunt. The tackle is going on report and the Titans will get another penalty.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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No try is the call, Kevin Gordon's little kick into the in-goal was taken by Takairangi but Chase Stanley knocked his arm, forcing the ball loose. The Titans will get a penalty for Stanley holding Takairangi back without the ball in the chase.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Another job for the video referee on a possible Titans try. It looks like Brad Takairangi has spilt it in the in-goal after running a good line and putting Gordon away on the left edge.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Field goal attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

Aidan Sezer sums up the situation and coolly slots the one point from just to the right of the posts.

Gold Coast Titans 15-14

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Idris puts Takairangi into a gap and the Titans have all the momentum.

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by William Zillman. Conversion attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

They can't take this one off him and Zillman has the double he probably should've had a few minutes prior. He hit the gap in a mirror of his previous effort, and though Quinlan did well to take his legs well short of the line he was able to stretch out and find the line. Sezer's kick is good to level the scores.

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It's another possible try to William Zillman, but he was brought down well short of the line and the double movement and grounding will be checked.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Brad Takairangi puts in a kick for his winger but Jason Nightingale shows great reflexes to come up with a one-handed take. The Dragons survive and cling to a 6-point lead.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Idris steamrolls Jamie Soward but the defence is there to wrap him up.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Penalty to the Titans - Michael Weyman is penalised for a high shot. The Titans resume from 30m out from the Dragons' line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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No try is the call, it's ruled a decoy runner obstructed the defence to create the hole Zillman ran through. The penalty will go to the Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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It looks like a try to William Zillman! We'll go upstairs to check a possible obstruction.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Daniel Vidot makes an unforced error.

Vidot was under heavy pressure from Jamal Idris and couldn't take the bomb cleanly. The Titans will attack from the scrum 15m out from the Dragons line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Dave Taylor comes up with an intercept! He's flown off the line to take Nathan Fien's pass from dummy half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Penalty to the Dragons. Cameron King got an offload away in the tackle, but Quinlan flying through in support is unable to take the ball on his fingertips. The penalty goes to the visitors for Greg Bird taking out Nathan Fien on suspicion.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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Greg Bird is tackled on the last and the Titans are again forced to hand the ball over without getting to a kick.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Jason Nightingale. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward successful.

It's a double to Nightingale to again put his team in front! Soward chips to the middle of the field specifically for him, and the winger racing through jumps above fullback William Zillman to claim the ball. He's able to fight his way over the line to score under the posts.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 14-8

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

Sezer looked for an offload but the ball spills forward instead. The Dragons lucky not to be penalised for lying in the ruck on the previous play the ball.

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Kelly's chip comes off the side of his boot, it comes back to Jamal Idris who is tackled for a changeover.

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jack Stockwell makes an unforced error.

Stockwell was hit hard in the tackle and the ball pops loose.

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Brad Takairangi is tackled over his own dead ball line, after getting a pass from a desperate William Zillman. The Dragons will go back on the attack from the drop-out.

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It comes back no try, Irwin's ball carrying arm touched the ground.

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Sam Irwin burrows over from dummy half, we'll go upstairs to check for a double movement.

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Penalty to the Titans - they get another chance on the Dragons' line, after they were penalised for offside.

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

The Titans elect to take the shot at goal and Aiden Sezer slots it on the siren to put his team level.

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Penalty to the Titans - Nathan Fien is penalised for diving for the ball from marker. Despite his pleas otherwise it's decided that Beau Falloon got there in time.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Ben Creagh makes an unforced error.

Creagh got a hospital ball from Jamie Soward, and puts it down.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Penalty to the Titans - another one goes against the visitors, the Titans will resume the attack from 40m out from the tryline.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Ashley Harrison loses it in the tackle, straight into the arms of Ben Creagh, but the strip call isn't forthcoming.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Penalty to the Titans - another one goes against Trent Merrin, this time for holding on too long in the tackle.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Penalty to the Titans - Ben Creagh and Trent Merrin are guilty of putting Jamal Idris into a dangerous position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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The Dragons get a touch on the ball as Idris went to pass inside, it's back to zero for the Titans.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Jason Nightingale. Conversion attempt by Chase Stanley unsuccessful.

Nightingale got the ball down on the last spare blade of grass inside the right hand touchline, to put his team back in front. Chase Stanley is taking the conversion, no word yet on why Jamie Soward isn't kicking.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 8-6

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Nathan Fien ran out of options on the right side and put the ball on his boot with an angling grubber. Jason Nightingale is claiming a try right on the touchline. The referee has sent it upstairs to check obstruction and grounding after signaling TRY.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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40/20 ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jamie Soward kicks a 40/20.

The Dragons' pack has been able to get good momentum all afternoon so far, and Jamie Soward nails a 40/20 off the back of it.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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

Aidan Sezer bombs towards the posts, William Zillman flying high can't gather it cleanly.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Albert Kelly's cross-field kick is well into the in-goal area, but Mead puts pressure on and gets the bat-back into Adam Quinlan. The young fullback can't gather as the ball rebounds into touch. The Titans go back on the attack off a 60m drop-out from Jamie Soward.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Penalty to the Titans - Beau Falloon with two fantastic runs from dummy half earns a penalty for his side, the marker caught in no-man's land.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Jamie Soward trickles it into touch 10m out from the Titans line. The Dragons seem to be making metres easily up the middle.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Albert Kelly was out of options and put ball to boot on the third tackle, but it's too long and beats David Mead over the dead-ball line.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Dan Hunt makes an unforced error.

Jamal Idris hit Hunt with everything he had, and the ball spills loose. The Titans will go back on the attack just 20m out from the line.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Brad Takairangi goes close and then Nate Myles is held up over the line. Vidot easily claims the crossfield chip and does well to stay in the field of play.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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Penalty to the Titans - the kickoff is well out on the full. The Titans attack from 25m out from the Dragons' line.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by William Zillman. Conversion attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

Ashley Harrison went to the short side to William Zillman, who in turn went wide to Jamal Idris, and a display of quick hands puts speedster David Mead away down the right side. He finds Zillman in support who goes over for the try.

Gold Coast Titans 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Chase Stanley makes an unforced error.

Aidan Sezer wrapped up the ball well in the tackle and it's come free as Stanley got up to play it. The Dragons can't capitalise on their opportunity.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Penalty to the Dragons - Ashley Harrison is penalised again for hands in the ruck, and the Dragons will go on the attack from 25m out from the Titans' line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Penalty to the Titans - the Dragons are penalised for the markers not being square, and the Titans get some assistance in coming out of their end. They'll resume from the 40m line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Soward's chip for the corner was well placed, but Nightingale can only bat it back into the arms of Aiden Sezer.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Sezar's bomb just about brings rain and is positioned well around the posts, but Quinlan takes it confidently for a 20m tap.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Michael Weyman makes an unforced error.

Weyman couldn't hang on to the ball close to the defensive line. The Titans have the scrum feed 30m out from their own line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Penalty to Dragons - Ashley Harrison is pinged for hands in the ruck. The Dragons get a boost upfield the set after points.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Daniel Vidot. Conversion attempt by Jamie Soward unsuccessful.

Jamie Soward gets the ball from the scrum and dances across field, he straightens to square up the Titans defence before going to Adam Quinlan out the back, and the youngster produces a fantastic flick pass inside to give Daniel Vidot a chance to muscle his way over the line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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

Zillman and Gordon both went up for Jamie Soward's bomb, Zillman can't take it cleanly and the Dragons have another set on the Titans' line.

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Strong defence from Jamal Idris and then a good take by Sezer under his posts and the Titans survive the first attack on their line.

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Penalty to Dragons - Matt Prior was bundled awkwardly onto his head in a tackle featuring Minichiello, Myles and Harrison. The visitors back on the attack from 25m out.

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Nate Myles charges forward and we're underway.

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The Channel 9 commentary team has finally arrived via helicopter and we're now just moments away from kickoff.

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Good afternoon LUers and welcome to coverage of this round 9 clash between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons from a sunny Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

Late changes for both teams - the Titans welcome back inspirational lock Ashley Harrison, pushing Nate Myles up front and Luke Douglas to the bench. Ben Ridge is the unlucky player to miss out. After the media circus surrounding Josh Dugan's signing with the Dragons his return to the NRL is much anticipated, but fans will have to wait until next week to see the troubled star back in action. Instead, Dragons' coach Steve Price has decided to give a debut to rookie Adam Quinlan at the back. In other changes Matt Cooper is out, meaning Matt Prior moves from the bench into the centres. Michael Weyman starts for Jack Stockwell and Cameron King joins the bench.

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Titans: 1. William Zillman 2. Kevin Gordon 3. Brad Takairangi 4. Jamal Idris 5. David Mead 6. Aidan Sezer 7. Albert Kelly 8. Luke Bailey 9. Beau Falloon 10. Luke Douglas 11. Greg Bird 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Nate Myles
Interchange: 14. David Taylor 15. Ryan James 16. Ben Ridge 17. Sam Irwin 18. Mark Ioane

Dragons: 1. Jason Nightingale 2. Brett Morris 3. Chase Stanley 4. Matt Cooper 5. Daniel Vidot 6. Jamie Soward 7. Nathan Fien 8. Dan Hunt 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jack Stockwell 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Ben Creagh (c) 13. Trent Merrin
Interchange: 14. Bronson Harrison 15. Matt Prior 16. Jack de Belin 17. Michael Weyman

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Shayne Hayne

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Peter Gough

Video Referee: Luke Phillips, Neil Wharton

GOLD COAST TITANS (15)
Tries: William Zillman (2)
Field Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1)
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/1)

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (14)
Tries: Daniel Vidot, Jason Nightingale (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamie Soward (1/2), Chase Stanley (0/1)
Penalty Goals:



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