NRL Previews - Titans v Tigers (Round 6)

15-04-2011 07:30PM at Skilled Park

Referees: Shane Hayne and Adam Devcich
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Gavin Morris
Video Referee: Sean Hampstead

With a 1 and 4 record staring him in the face, Titans coach John Cartwright is now feeling the pressure. The former Penrith forward came to the Gold Coast with good experience as an assistance coach and player and was duly trusted with the future of the club by Michael Searle. He now owns a 50% all time winning record in charge at Robina and is struggling this season so far. The going is about to get a whole lot tougher this Friday night as Benji Marshall comes to town.

Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens will test every possible weakness in the home side and this method will be delivered astutely, as always, by Robbie Farah and Marshall. Add to this arsenal the rejuvenated Tim Moltzen, now in his preferred position at halfback and tipsters will be flocking towards the visitors. Gareth Ellis plays all over the Titans and the Tigers win 2 in a row.

My Tip: Tigers 22-16

The Teams

  Gold Coast Titans               Wests Tigers 
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A. Laffranchi
K. Gordon
B. Meyers
P. Campbell
1. Luke CapewellFullback1. Wade McKinnon
2. Steve MichaelsWing2. Beau Ryan
3. Esikeli TongaCentre3. Blake Ayshford
4. Bodene ThompsonCentre4. Mitch Brown
5. David MeadWing5. Matthew Utai
6. William ZillmanFive Eighth6. Benji Marshall
7. Scott PrinceHalfback7. Tim Moltzen
8. Luke BaileyProp8. Bryce Gibbs
9. Nathan FriendHooker9. Robbie Farah
10. Matthew WhiteProp10. Todd Payten
11. Greg BirdSecond Row11. Simon Dwyer
12. Mark MinichielloSecond Row12. Gareth Ellis
13. Ashley HarrisonLock13. Chris Heighington
14. Michael HendersonInterchange14. Jacob Miller
15. Sam TagataeseInterchange15. Andrew Fifita
16. Ryan JamesInterchange16. Alan Schirnack
17. Ben RidgeInterchange17. Aaron Woods
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G. Daniela
R. Lui
C. Lawrence
N. Akeripa
L. Fulton
K. Galloway
J. Cayless
T. Tuiaki
B. Murdoch
L. Tuqiri

Head to Head

2010 NRL - Round 26 Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans 21-18
2010 NRL - Round 18 Campbelltown Sports Stadium Wests Tigers 15-14
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

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