NRL Match Previews - Tigers v Titans (Round 18)

09-07-2010 07:35PM at Campbelltown Sports Stadium

Referee: Jason Robinson and Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Steve Carrall and Daniel Eastwood
Referee: Bill Harrigan

This match promises so much but will only deliver if both halfbacks actually do start. I implore Tim Sheens and John Cartwright to give the lovely people of Campbelltown the football exhibition they deserve and make Robert Lui and Scott Prince needle up as much as needed to take the field for their respective clubs. The Tigers played remarkably well to win without Lui last week and the Titans have not looked very good since Prince left the field against Canterbury 3 weeks ago.
So... they both play and it will be on. Match of the round for mine so tune in to watch the suddenly defensive minded Tigers host the disciplined Titans in a screamer. Benji Marshall and co will look to take advantage of the inexperienced right side defensive combination of Bodene Thompson and Will Zillman. This is where the home side will do the most damage and Chris Lawrence could combine with Lote Tuqiri to have a field day. A great matchup of hookers here in a must-watch game of pure football.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Chris Lawrence
My Tip: Tigers 26-18

The Teams

  Wests Tigers               Gold Coast Titans 
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T. Tuiaki
T. Tupou
S. Dwyer
1. Wade McKinnonFullback1. Preston Campbell
2. Lote TuqiriWing2. Kevin Gordon
3. Blake AyshfordCentre3. Mat Rogers
4. Chris LawrenceCentre4. Bodene Thompson
5. Geoff DanielaWing5. William Zillman
6. Benji MarshallFive Eighth6. Greg Bird
7. Robert LuiHalfback7. Scott Prince
8. Bryce GibbsProp8. Luke Bailey
9. Robbie FarahHooker9. Nathan Friend
10. Keith GallowayProp10. Michael Henderson
11. Todd PaytenSecond Row11. Anthony Laffranchi
12. Liam FultonSecond Row12. Mark Minichiello
13. Chris HeighingtonLock13. Ashley Harrison
14. Mark FlanaganInterchange14. Brad Meyers
15. Junior MoorsInterchange15. Matthew White
16. Simon DwyerInterchange16. Luke O'Dwyer
17. Daniel FitzhenryInterchange17. Ryan James
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L. O'Dwyer
J. Atkins

Head to Head

2009 Round 25 Skilled Park, Robina QLD Gold Coast Titans 36-24
2008 Round 26 Skilled Park Wests Tigers 28-12
2008 Round 11 Leichhardt Oval Wests Tigers 20-18
2007 Round 21 Gold Coast Stadium Gold Coast Titans 30-14
2007 Round 14 Campbelltown Sports Stadium Gold Coast Titans 16-14

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