Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat August 25, 2018
Round 24 - Cbus Super Stadium - Crowd: 14266
80min

One hail mary play from Elgey, but Fox and Olam tackled each other, but importantly, have the ball. FULLTIME.. Storm ground the victory out.

80min

Titans ball. They rush to the scrum. Time off, 36 seconds to go. Three plays at max for them to steal this game, coming from their own half.

79min

PENALTY TITANS! Sami fought hard, and got the whistle. No, it was just called to play it. Last tackle is a mess, that Don gets the kick away.

78min

Munster hammers the ball across touch. Wasting more time, and making the Titans go the distance. Wallace is readied to come back into the action.

76min

Heroic defense from the Titans. It looked like put down your glasses time when the Fox got into space, but once again, Brimson makes a key tackle. The Titans swarmed well and Rein dived on the ball.

75min

Again, Hipgrave is in a prime position at the wrong time. The second rower looked like he wanted to offload but dies with the ball. Changeover, time is running out for the home side.

73min

PENALTY TITANS! Finucane collected Hurrell high.

72min

The halfback is up, and being taken off for a HIA. There is some extensive looks, but the referee remains with a turnover. Titans now have to do it without their halfback.

72min

Hipgrave is caught in the crossfire, the forward spills it as Taylor throws a speculator to keep it alive. Taylor is still down, receiving treatment..

70min

Titans try to sneak Brimson through on the inside, Storm wrap that up. They have to do the hard yards now.

68min

Now Slater has forced a pass that is knocked on. Big chance for the Titans. They haven't sniffed the Storm's half in the last fifteen minutes.

66min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! To add, it was knocked on by Stimson.

66min

BUNKER TIME! Stimson might have stolen one here.

66min

Almost! Munster magic again, the five-eighth stepped out of a tackle then sniffed the line. We have a lengthy delay as he is not in the best way, but we continue on.

65min

It looked like the Storm were just waiting to cross the stripe, the passing was slick but a last ditch knockdown repelled them. Set start for them now..

64min

Their valour is short-lived, as the Storm defense shunt them back for the drop out.

63min

Storm go for the power play on last! Slater cut through them, with his favoured inside ball but Brimson is there to nail him. They went down the right on last, but Titans remain solid.

62min

Right from the off, Storm have another penalty. Wallace goes high rise on Finucane. It is starting to unravel for the home side now.

60min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Similar spot from his first kick, Smith looks to atone for the miss. The hooker stepped in.. nails it. Storm take the lead.

Storm lead Titans 8 - 10 Storm
59min

Try: Storm
Scored by Cameron Munster. Kick to come.

It's the Munster mash! The five-eighth started on the left, drifted until he found space, got Hurrell to bite then sliced through for the points.

Tied up at Titans 8 - 8 Storm
58min

PENALTY STORM! Curtis Scott is upended by Elgey. Another easy passage from their own line.

57min

Titans save the day again. Slater looked to burst through the gap but the fullback was collected, thrust it out back and the Titans smother the kick.

54min

Battle of the youngsters, Brimson full of vingear returns the ball but Brodie Croft dislodged the ball.

53min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Olam juggled it, caught it and put it down. Sadly, his foot was on the whitewash, lovely cover defense from Sami to keep the Titans in the lead.

53min

BUNKER TIME! Olam might have his maiden try this time.. checking the touchline.

53min

Now, Kevin Proctor makes a grassing tackle to deny Munster. But we'll have the warning now. Titans on the edge now.

53min

Jarrod Wallace just waved the ball through back to the Storm. Now they table toppers are right on the hammer.

50min

PENALTY STORM! The flow of the game has shifted to the Storm. They kept the Titans stuck in their own half, then a nowhere kick is collected by Slater then a few tackles later, they earn a whistle.

47min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Smith after his little wrestle-off with James, has the chance to reduce the deficit to two. The stalwart strides in, misses.

Titans lead Titans 8 - 4 Storm
46min

Try: Storm
Scored by Curtis Scott. Kick to come.

Storm find the solution! Scott just kept himself moving, stepped, fended and scored.

Titans lead Titans 8 - 4 Storm
45min

..then another PENALTY. Storm marching downfield.

44min

Smart play followed by dumb. Lee tries to stick one in-goal but Slater pounces, went straight to the ground and cons Lee into conceding the penalty.

42min

Tame start to the half, as the Titans find the line with their first kick.

40min

Penalty Goal: Titans
Attempted by Ashley Taylor.

Taylor ends a terrific half for the Titans, on a sour note. He couldn't hook the penalty goal between the sticks. HALFTIME.

Titans lead Titans 8 - 0 Storm
40min

A THIRD offside penalty. Addo-Carr was miles off his line there as he took the intercept. The siren is about to sound, so the Titans opt for the penalty goal.

40min

PENALTY TITANS! Moeaki Fotuaika has it stripped.

39min

An uncharacteristic error from Cam Smith has gifted the Titans a second bite at the cherry here. They might finish the half with the ball.

36min

WHAT A TRY-SAVER FROM THE FOX! Brimson just blitzed the defender on the left, spied his winger inside and dabbed a kick through but Addo-Carr saves the day.

35min

They do not crack! Kasiano tried to crash through the line, but is whacked by Taylor, the half dislodged the ball.

34min

More pressure.. another offside penalty. Titans have one of the worst defenses, now have to try to stop a rampaging Storm.

33min

Followed by another PENALTY. Storm steady and tap..

32min

Dear, oh dear! That was a set of horrors for the Titans. They let the dropout bounce, balls hit the ground then Hurrell makes no attempt to get his foot to the ball. PENALTY STORM.

31min

Turning the knife here, the Titans. Elgey now toes one through that Slater had to swat dead. This came on the back from some probing runs from Brimson and Taylor.

29min

It has been clunky from the Storm thus far. Smith and Slater have kicked on last in recent sets which have been gobbled up by the Titans! Now Don's counter earnt the Titans a penalty. Full set coming.

24min

Brimson tries the short ball to Matthews, the former Saint spills it. Storm scrum, ten from their own line.

22min

Smith got the Storm moving, bumping off a defender to gain some extra metres. Slater slams a kick dead.. starting a seven tackle set then a Storm hand contacts the ball which wiped the count clean again. Titans have a big chance to make it a two score game.

20min

Storm undone by sloppy work now! Curtis Scott sent Olam away, the winger grassed by Brimson. On last, Scott tried to repeat the dose, but tosses it forward. Another let off.

19min

Is Don, is No Good! Ash Taylor throws what can be generously be described as a pass.. Olam got hands to it which deflected it to Don, who strolled in. Sadly, the winger is denied.

18min

PENALTY TITANS! Taylor stabs one through for himself, seeing Slater in the line but Munster snaffles. Referee brings it back for the offside though. Titans with a full set.

16min

You can't keep doing that! Slater once again, swoops on a kick, cut through the Titans defense trying to position Olam for his maiden NRL try, the Papua winger couldn't take the gift. Brimson counters.

15min

The game has settled into a holding pattern of late. Both sides finding their kicks, with the latest seeing Justin Olam crunched by a pair of Titans players.

12min

Penalty Goal: Titans
Kicked by Ashley Taylor.

Taylor adds the two.Titans start on fire!

Titans lead Titans 8 - 0 Storm
11min

PENALTY TITANS! They have been bright to start, Kane Elgey resembled Rocky there, refusing to go down, went left to right before he linked with a player who forced the penalty. Titans opt for two.

10min

Some more sublime football from the hosts! On last, swept down the short-side, Brenko Lee judged it well, got Anthony Don into space, the winger toes through but is collected by a Storm winger, as the visitors chuck it dead. Goal-line dropout.

8min

In a match that has been billed about one high-profile fullback, thus far, it has been young AJ Brimson that has stolen the show. He found some space down the right as the Titans complete another set.

6min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Ashley Taylor.

Taylor from close range, completes.

Titans lead Titans 6 - 0 Storm
4min

Try: Titans
Scored by Aj Brimson. Kick to come.

They turn it into points. Swept down the left, Brimson flew onto the ball, spun out of the attempt then slams it down.

Titans lead Titans 4 - 0 Storm
3min

Now it's the Titans turn for the whistle. Munsters kick is too shallow so Brimson collects then is hit high. Penalty.

2min

They compound the issue by giving away a pair of penalties. Storm right on the attack.

1min

What started as a fine set for the Titans, they lost their way late on. They had no dummy half then Brimson collided with his own man and was tackled. Changeover.

A wonderful guard of honour from former Titans players, on Old Boys Day, as the Titans trot onto the magnificent surface that is Robina. They are lined up at halfway, so they'll kick it to the team on top of the pile currently.

Welcome to Robina! Melbourne Storm head to the glitter strip, looking to capitalise on the upset in the previous game, as Raiders downed South Sydney, now they face a scrappy Titans side that can cause an upset, maybe spoil Billy Slater's final game in the sunshine state! We're about to find out!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Noyen, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Rickey McFarlane, Liam Nicholls

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Bryan Norrie

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Aj Brimson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ashley Taylor (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Ashley Taylor (1/2)

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Curtis Scott, Cameron Munster
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)
Penalty Goals: