NRL Match Previews - Eastern Suburbs v Gold Coast (Round 24)

23-08-2010 07:00PM at Sydney Football Stadium

Referee: Gavin Badger and Steve Lyons
Touch Judges: Steve Chiddy and David Abood
Referee: Steve Clark

Difficult to split these two quality football sides and difficult to say whether they will throw their best at each other, considering they might meet in the semi finals in a few weeks time. The Roosters will not want to lose three in a row so close to the playoffs and will be ready to put in a good performance coming off 10 days rest. This is enough to put your money on them to win at the Sydney Football Stadium on Monday night.  

Their attack will return to its sublime best and their young halves will find that spring in their step, seemingly lost after the mire that was their match against the Dragons two weeks ago. The Titans will make things very difficult for the home side but eventually, Carney and Co will come home stronger. Scott Prince v Mitchell Pearce a highlight and tune in to see old friends Jason Ryles and Luke Bailey face off in a beauty.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Todd Carney
My Tip: Roosters 24-20

The Teams

  Sydney Roosters               Gold Coast Titans 
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A. Cherrington
K. Linnett
J. Waerea-Hargreaves
J. Aubusson
B. Cordner
1. Anthony MinichielloFullback1. Preston Campbell
2. Phil GrahamWing2. Kevin Gordon
3. Mitchell AubussonCentre3. Steve Michaels
4. Shaun Kenny-DowallCentre4. Clinton Toopi
5. Sam PerrettWing5. William Zillman
6. Todd CarneyFive Eighth6. Mat Rogers
7. Mitchell PearceHalfback7. Scott Prince
8. Jason RylesProp8. Luke Bailey
9. Jake FriendHooker9. Nathan Friend
10. Daniel ConnProp10. Matthew White
11. Frank-Paul NuuausalaSecond Row11. Anthony Laffranchi
12. Nate MylesSecond Row12. Mark Minichiello
13. Braith AnastaLock13. Ashley Harrison
14. Martin KennedyInterchange14. Michael Henderson
15. Mose MasoeInterchange15. Brad Meyers
16. Joseph LeiluaInterchange16. Greg Bird
17. Nick KouparitsasInterchange17. Bodene Thompson
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W. Matthews
D. Mead
J. Tomane

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 12 Skilled Park Sydney Roosters 30-16
2009 Round 14 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Gold Coast Titans 24-20
2008 Round 18 Sydney Football Stadium Gold Coast Titans 32-28
2007 Round 23 Gold Coast Stadium Gold Coast Titans 22-18
2007 Round 9 Aussie Stadium Sydney Roosters 24-18

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