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3:00pm Sun April 27, 2014
Round 8 - Leichhardt Oval - Crowd: 8929
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FULL-TIME A gritty and industrious win for the Titans here.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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Tigers try to put some razzle dazzle on in the last few moments but David Mead is there to clean up.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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Dave Taylor now with a slips catch.. WHAT WAS HE DOING BACK THERE! Now he takes the tap as well!

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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Kurtis Rowe slides one through earning a repeat set for the home side to post some consolation points.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Tigers - Paul Carter is put ON REPORT for a dangerous tackle. Followed by another PENALTY shortly after.. again for the high tackle. Tempers flaring late on here.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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Suuuper catch that - Paul Carter looks like he was more comfortable in the Australian slip cordon than a rugby league field with that catch.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Sitaleki Akauola makes an unforced error.

Tigers are just looking forward to the full-time siren now, they have dropped off here.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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SIX MORE for the visitors here.. as the pass was knocked down.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Tim Simona makes an unforced error.

Not what the Tigers needed as they tried to get back into this.. a knock on from Simona at the scrum.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Titans - Put that one down to the pressure they exerted on last tackle.. they forced the Tigers to touch it in an offside position.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Greg Bird unsuccessful.

Greg Bird with the kick, about thirty metres out.. hooks it wide.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Titans - caught him a tough high there. Titans will be in position to put this game away so they point to the posts again.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Titans - Tigers double dipped after Dave Taylor hit the ground.. You never double dip.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Liam Fulton dived slightly early, knocking it on. It was ineffective set from the Tigers throughout.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Upstairs - Fulton is claiming one.. referee is claiming a knock on.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Tigers - Ryan James pinged for an infringement in the play the ball.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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PENALTY Tigers - Facial being yelled out by the referee.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Everything else was fine but Don caught a piece of the touchline.. so it was chalked off.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Referee is calling a TRY, we're checking obstruction, touchline and the put down.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Braith Anasta makes an unforced error.

It just isn't there for the Tigers tonight - Anasta now with a knock on.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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Sezer launched one high for Gordon to take similar to his namesake in the Sharks game yesterday. He wasn't able to free the arms and was tackled by Simona. Changeover.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS
Conversion attempt by Greg Bird successful.

Bird steps up to convert his own try puts it straight over the black dot.

Gold Coast Titans 22-6

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Greg Bird. Kick to come.

Aidan Sezer once again the architect for a Titans scoring play. He put in a scuffed grubber that went right into the path of Greg Bird who dived over in front of Kurtis Rowe.

Gold Coast Titans 20-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Liam Fulton makes an unforced error.

Liam Fulton is jammed in a tackle by the debutant, Cody Nelson forcing a knock on.

Gold Coast Titans 16-6

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PENALTY Titans - Bodene Thompson is pinged for a dangerous tackle on Aidan Sezer.

Gold Coast Titans 16-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Blake Austin makes an unforced error.

Tigers were prying and prying for the penalty there but the Titans rose to the challenge forcing Austin to knock it on.

Gold Coast Titans 16-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Pat Richards in his own style puts it through with a hooking kick.

Gold Coast Titans 16-6

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Tim Simona. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! It was Tim Simona sorry who claimed the four pointer - well to sum the play up Blake Austin's initial kick was deflected into no man's land allowing the interchange player to kick it again force Gordon to kick it right into the path of Tim Simona who is Johnny on the spot.

Gold Coast Titans 16-4

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VIDEO REFEREE: After more rebounds than a recently single male Blake Austin is claiming one.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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We have a Tiger down currently after being buckled over in a tackle. The news though is worse for Albert Kelly who has been taken to hospital.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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KICK-OFF in the second half here! Richards almost did it again with the kick-off but it was knocked on by a Tiger.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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We're back for the second half here as the Gold Coast Titans take residence in the northern end of Leichhardt waiting for the kick-off. They are followed by the home side who emerge to a roar as they go to halfway, ready to kick-off.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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One last play for the Tigers - they sweep it left, looking for an opening but with nothing doing Brooks puts it high and it was an easy take for Anthony Don who runs it over the touchline. HALFTIME.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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PENALTY Tigers - Greg Bird with a clumsy effort that crept high there, nothing too malicious there.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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UNFORCED ERROR GOLD COAST TITANS
Paul Carter makes an unforced error.

Titans try the crash ball to Carter who spills it.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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The end to that set just summed up this half for the Tigers - they have been ponderous, errant and lacking rhythm as they got caught on fifth tackle.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS
Conversion attempt by Greg Bird successful.

Greg Bird with another easy assignment, puts it through again.

Gold Coast Titans 16-0

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Anthony Don. Kick to come.

Is Don, Is Good for the Titans! Paul Carter gets in the face of Braith Anasta on last to force a charge down that he recovers. The interchange forward sets up his winger to stroll in for the TRY.

Gold Coast Titans 14-0

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Titans rucking it forward half their own momentum with a knock on at dummy-half.

Gold Coast Titans 10-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Greg Bird successful.

Greg Bird steps up for this one and same result.

Gold Coast Titans 10-0

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Strip PENALTY or the roulette wheel I like to call it, is called against Blair. Titans opt for the posts again.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Luke Brooks makes an unforced error.

Brooks who has been everywhere for the Tigers thus far just spills the intercept.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Aidan Sezer - controlling the tempo like the emperor of Rome amongst his subjects puts a grubber through that traps David Nofoaluma in-goal. Six more coming for the Titans.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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PENALTY Titans - high contact from Braith Anasta on Greg Bird. Bodene Thompson doesn't help matters with a facial on the second rower.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Simona's effort is chalked off. The referee went with the obstruction call - you just don't know with these calls anymore.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Tigers claiming their first points here - checking the lead runner though.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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SIN BIN
Nate Myles is sent to the sin bin.

Tigers slice through once again, Luke Brooks dummying his way through and Nate Myles just obstructs Martin Taupau for ten metres. He is sin binned for his trouble.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Luke Brooks in a weekend of magnificent solo efforts almost added his name to the list - he kicked through for himself, regathered kicked again and recovered again before knocking on. Positive intent from the halfback though.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Another soft ending from the Titans with Albert Kelly's kick just falling into the hands Pat Richards. The halfback got hammered for his trouble.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Beau Falloon with a panicked kick there to sum up a sloppy set from the Titans.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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PENALTY Titans - All over the ball like a teenager at a formal. Titans play on this time though.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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Gold Coast are on this afternoon! The fifth tackle kick wasn't the greatest allowing Lawrence to run away but he was quickly corralled by Mark Minichiello into touch.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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That is magic - I don't know how Albert Kelly does it every week! Tigers went down the short side looking for quick hands but it only found Kelly who counter attacks.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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PENALTY Tigers - the Leichhardt crowd gets what they want after the Titans players were offside on multiple tackles.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

Sezer nails this one though.

Gold Coast Titans 8-0

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PENALTY Titans - offside. That comes as a relief for the visitors as Albert Kelly's long pass went into a Tigers hand. It was started with a good alley-oop style pass from Taylor to Don. Sezer opts for the PENALTY goal again.

Gold Coast Titans 6-0

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PENALTY Tigers - hand on the ball.. personally they might have been scared of Aaron Woods 80s headband.

Gold Coast Titans 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION GOLD COAST TITANS
Conversion attempt by Aidan Sezer successful.

Sezer makes no mistake with this one unlike the penalty piloting it through.

Gold Coast Titans 6-0

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TRY GOLD COAST TITANS
Scored by Aidan Sezer. Kick to come.

Hail Sezer! It has been an energetic start from the Titans with Kelly light stepping down the field finding the five-eighth who gets it down.

Gold Coast Titans 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL GOLD COAST TITANS
Penalty goal attempt by Aidan Sezer unsuccessful.

Sezer 30 metres out, hooks it wide.

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PENALTY Titans - late shot on Aidan Sezer who opts for the penalty goal.

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KICK-OFF! Tigers with first use here.

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We have the traditional ANZAC ceremonies including the last post which is observed impeccably by the crowd. We're moments away from kick-off here.

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TEAM CHANGES:

WST: It is only a cosmetic change for the Tigers - Liam Fulton joins the bench as Sitaleki Akauola will start.

GLD: For the away side, Maurice Blair is OUT with Dave Taylor, yes you read that right shifting to the centres. Mark Minichiello takes his second row spot with Cody Nelson making his debut off the bench at age 25.

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Welcome to soggy Leichhardt Oval for an exciting clash between two teams who have surprised quite a few pundits this season, as they are both sitting well in the top eight. Wests will be looking to build upon their last grasp victory over Parramatta last weekend plus do the sweep over the Titans this season after they flogged the Queensland side at their own stadium earlier this season.

Gold Coast themselves are coming off a close loss to the Penrith Panthers last Monday to avenge the aforementioned loss with the side looking to improve their for and against as well.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Adam Gee

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Tim Simona
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

GOLD COAST TITANS (22)
Tries: Aidan Sezer, Greg Bird, Anthony Don
Field Goals:
Conversions: Aidan Sezer (1/1), Greg Bird (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Aidan Sezer (1/2), Greg Bird (1/2)