History was made at Oakes Oval tonight, with The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans securing the new clubs maiden victory, recording a 22-10 win over a scrappy Parramatta Eels side. A record crowd of 8612 braved the cool Lismore conditions, to witness months of hard work pay off for the NRL new boys, with the electrifying Titans backline crossing for three converted tries in the final nine minutes to secure an entertaining victory. In what was a scrappy game, both teams preferred to work on combinations for the arduous season ahead, with Titans halves Scott Prince and Matt Hilder communicating well throughout the night. It was a frustrating night for Titans Union recruit Matt Rogers, dropping two difficult passes whilst in half gaps early in the match, and not returning for the second half. The Eels had the better of the early forward exchanges, with powerhouse prop Fuifui Moimoi barrelling Titans defenders with his every charge. But the determination and power of the Titans defence blunted much of the Eels early dominance. The youthful Eels backline clicked into gear in the 10th minute, with a simple overlap movement allowing Jarryd Hayne to cross in the corner unopposed. Luke Burt
Titans secure maiden victory in Lismore
- by Gold Coast Titans
- February 24 2007 10:58PM
- Connect with LeagueUnlimited
- Forum Sevens
- New South Wales Rugby League
- Queensland Rugby League
- Country Rugby League of NSW
- Super League
- New Zealand Rugby League
- NRL Supporter Sites
- Other Sites
Subscribe to our eNewsletter
Keep up to date with all the happenings in the world of Rugby League with our free eNewsletter!
SQUAD GOALS | Are you happy with the New Zealand Kiwis lineup for their 2015 post-season tour of Eng...
17 hours ago
WEDNESDAY WRAP | Already a few stories firing today:
- South Sydney Rabbitohs confirm two more new ...
2 days ago - 2 Likes
SIGNINGS | The long hot off-season is barely 48 hours old but we already have a host of player trans...
2 days ago
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys - your 2015 #NRL PREMIERS!
4 days ago - 24 Likes
4 days ago - 9 Likes
The remaining four #NRL clubs - Brisbane, South Sydney, Newcastle & North Qld, will all celebrate their annual awards tomorrow night.