80:00
Fri 17 March 2017
Cbus Super Stadium - Crowd: 11612
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That's all she wrote, a fair boilover from the depleted Titans to down an Eels sign that looks to be struggling without Corey Norman guiding the play.

Gold Coast Titans 26-14

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Titans hand the ball over to the Eels then concede a penalty. Just over 2 minutes on the clock with the visitors running out of chances.

Gold Coast Titans 26-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS: Tim Mannah makes an unforced error.

Parramatta's captain with a spilled ball off a hospital pass from Matagi. Titans with a scrum inside the Eels' half.

Gold Coast Titans 26-14

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Parramatta with a scrum on their own 20m after a Titans last tackle kick ricochets into touch off Brad Takairangi. Plenty of ground to cover and probably not enough time.

Gold Coast Titans 26-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS: Conversion attempt by Ashley Taylor successful.

Perfect record with the boot tonight from the Titans' half.

Gold Coast Titans 26-14

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS: Scored by Tyrone Roberts. Kick to come.

Gold Coast are going to win this one! Roberts has the ball after an aerial contest, knocked backwards by Greenwood and it's as good as done you'd think!

Gold Coast Titans 24-14

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Up to the Bunker with Tyrone Roberts claiming a try. An aerial contest to assess here.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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Matagi hits Greenwood high and the Titans have a penalty coming out of their own end.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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Eels penalty has the visitors in a good position here.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS: Kane Elgey makes an unforced error.

Kane Elgey throws a long ball to Cornish on the sideline but it's ruled forward. Eels out of gaol there.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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Scrum for the Titans just inside Eels' territory after an Elgey pass is supposedly played at by former Titan-cum-Eel Josh Hoffman.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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Titans penalty on halfway after Parramatta strip it in a tackle. 6-3 count in the home side's favour.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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Time off with Parramatta's Kaysa Pritchard down injured... he's been escorted from the field.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS: Penalty goal attempt by Ashley Taylor successful.

Taylor extends the lead to six.

Gold Coast Titans 20-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS: Semi Radradra makes an unforced error.

Oh Semi, he's dropped it 10m from his own line. Two plays later the Eels concede a penalty too. Bad, so sad.

Gold Coast Titans 18-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS: Conversion attempt by Ashley Taylor successful.

Taylor expands the lead to four for the home side!

Gold Coast Titans 18-14

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS: Scored by Kane Elgey. Kick to come.

Taylor grubbers it and it hits the legs of an Eels defender - Elgey then toes it ahead for himself and the Titans are in front!

Gold Coast Titans 16-14

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS: Clint Gutherson makes an unforced error.

Gutherson puts a kick out on the full. Eels looking a bit complacent here.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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Dead set injury ward for the Titans. Players down everywhere.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL PARRAMATTA EELS: Penalty goal attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

Gutho no trouble with a penalty goal attempt from just beside the posts around 20m out.

Parramatta Eels 14-12

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Play resumes in Robina. Parramatta making plenty of metres this first set.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS: Conversion attempt by Ashley Taylor successful.

Oh what a kick from Taylor! We're level at the break!

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS: Scored by Tyler Cornish. Kick to come.

Cornish scores in the left corner, a try for the debutant!

Parramatta Eels 12-10

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Penalty Titans after Ash Taylor was taken out after a kick. Count 4-1 to the home side. They have a full set just near the Eels line before the break.

Parramatta Eels 12-6

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Eels with a poor last tackle option, Titans come away with it before a penalty gives them a further push upfield.

Parramatta Eels 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR PARRAMATTA EELS: Frank Pritchard makes an unforced error.

Frank Pritchard loses it after a tackle, Titans 35m out scrum.

Parramatta Eels 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS: Conversion attempt by Ashley Taylor successful.

The margin reduced to six from a great conversion by Taylor.

Parramatta Eels 12-6

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS: Scored by Chris McQueen. Kick to come.

McQueen crosses off a classy little dummy half pick up and burrow after a quick play the ball from Greenwood.

Parramatta Eels 12-4

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Tyrone Roberts finds himself breaking into the backfield, finds Taylor inside before a few passes eventually see the ball hit the deck backwards... and the Eels lose it! New set via a scrum for the home team 20m out!

Parramatta Eels 12-0

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Titans looking much better here but Roberts-Davis' boot is on the sideline as he runs a chip and chase play down the right wing. Eels scrum 12m out.

Parramatta Eels 12-0

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Bunker called upon after Gold Coast fullback Tyler Cornish crosses in the corner - it goes up as NO TRY and comes back the same with Cornish's foot grazing the sideline chalk.

Parramatta Eels 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS: Conversion attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

Gutherson adds to Robson's try near the posts for a 12-nil lead.

Parramatta Eels 12-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS: Scored by Jeff Robson. Kick to come.

Semi with a try assist! He runs an inside line before finding Robson on the inside... and the veteran Eels' half scores!

Parramatta Eels 10-0

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Domination from the Eels early - they force another line drop-out.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PARRAMATTA EELS: Conversion attempt by Clint Gutherson successful.

Gutherson six, Titans nil.

Parramatta Eels 6-0

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TRY PARRAMATTA EELS: Scored by Clint Gutherson. Kick to come.

Handy little ball near the line from Beau Scott and Gutherson goes in untouched, scoring under the posts.

Parramatta Eels 4-0

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Parramatta look for an advantage down the right wing, eventually a pushed pass is squeezed out by the Titans and over the sideline so the Eels have a scrum 15m out from the Gold Coast line.

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Metres down the left edge for the Titans! They get down inside the 20m on the last and probably could have had a repeat set after some deflections off the Eels, eventually Parra come up with it AND get a penalty for their troubles.

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We're underway with both sides completing their opening sets.

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We're not far from kickoff now - the visitors are as per program while the Titans have made a similar change to last week with Sarginson not fit to play. McQueen starts in the centres with Greenwood in the back row.


From Dunedin we shift focus to the glitter strip! Robina the venue for this one between the unbeaten Eels and winless Titans. The ledger is evened somewhat with the Eels missing Corey Norman, but the Titans' injury crisis means they'll likely struggle to contain the remaining attack threats the blue and gold men pose.

Referees:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris James

Touch Judges: Belinda Sleeman, Nick Morel

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Ben Galea

GOLD COAST TITANS (26)
Tries: Chris McQueen, Tyler Cornish, Kane Elgey, Tyrone Roberts
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ashley Taylor (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Ashley Taylor (1/1)

PARRAMATTA EELS (14)
Tries: Clint Gutherson, Jeff Robson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Clint Gutherson (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Clint Gutherson (1/1)