FULLTIME :: Titans run riot against hapless Eagles.
GOAL! DCE tries to kick it into the post but AJ Brimson with a striker's challenge to put it over the crossbar.
Brad Parker grounds it. Dropout incoming. Bunker intervenes. Don knocked on.
Croker has had a tough afternoon with his hands. Drops another.
DCE finishes off a move after Sironen rolls through.
Moeaki Fotuaika puts it down.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! Eagles go short.Get the knock on then Titans rip it back out. Called a penalty. CHALLENGE from the Titans. SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE! Taylor gets the strip. NO PENALTY.
Titans somehow get themselves a dropout after going for the powerplay on last. Brimson kicked it for Miski to take dead.
PENALTY TITANS! Sea Eagles can't seem to find their passing range. It popped up to Peachey who passes to Don. The winger is roped in and has come up with an injury now.
Waddell drops the ball. Titans get a reprieve after losing it on their own line.
Don isn't having the best days with his hands. Loses this.
DCE puts one right down the middle.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Maintained possession and Gosiewski has the double.
BUNKER TIME! Jack Gosiewski might have a double. Checking grounding.
Is Don, is no good from the bomb after DCE did a ring around the defense.
Tom Trbojevic has succumbed to his injury. He goes down the race for the Eagles while Jai Arrow now is receiving attention for the Titans.
Taylor adds two more.
He was denied the long ranger but gets some fortune here. Taylor with the short kick again, it bounced up before Trbojevic could get there and Spry gets the spoils.
Low pass and Tommy T loses it.
I hope Brad Fittler is sitting down while reading this. Tom Trbojevic went down after the chase on Brimson. He was clutching a shoulder, got some work and is wincing in the line. This could be *check notes* not good for NSW.
Another easy kick for Taylor. He nails it.
Titans are having a party! Inside ball to Brimson and he bumps off Tom Trbojevic and has a double.
Taylor misses right. Titans have 30 and plenty of time left.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Proctor has downward pressure.
BUNKER TIME! Kevin Proctor might have got there. Checking onside, grounding.
PENALTY TITANS! Offside. We have the full dozen of penalties.
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! It was a wonderful run from Spry. He looked like was running on the spot there.. and a great chase from Tom Trbojevic and Tavita Funa denies him.
BUNKER TIME! Is this deja vu! DCE tries to create something on the right.. it goes straight to a Titans hand. Treymain Spry strides out.. the chasing pack is coming.. he gets to the line but has he got it down.
Right side kick from Taylor. He has had two kicks from the left in similar style. Lets see how the half goes.. he strides in, can't swing it.
Sam Stone with the four-pointer. It was the other Sam, Lisone who broke free to get the roll forward. Next tackle, it goes right and Stone slams it down.
That was not needed. Funa's pass is put down by Tom.
KICK-OFF! Here we go again.
We're back for the second half! Can the Titans hold on? or will the Eagles make it the great escape in Turbo's return.
PENALTY TITANS! Oh dear. Sea Eagles were flying. They looked ready to strike. Sironen plays it on the angle. Titans can puff out their cheeks. HALFTIME.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! High shot was comparable to Arrow's haircut. Says it all.
DCE converts from close range.
That looked a bit wonky but Paseka strides over off an easy pass.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! That is three in a row. Initially called six more but Levi lost his handles so the ref blew the whistle.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! Illegal strip.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! Escort from the Titans to allow Brimson an easy catch. Eagles can chip into the lead here.
Taylor from close range, makes it 16.
Thompson is taken in a close race with DCE. Young Tonumaipea gets into dummy-half, throws one and does the rest.
Rinse and repeat. Sea Eagles try to go right again this time Thompson snaffles it and here we go..
Sea Eagles are rolling now. Set restart, Tom Trbojevic and Taniela Paseka break the line. They mess it up at the last with Harper's pass knocked down by Thompson.
Another left side kick for Taylor. He adjusts and gets it.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Young Tonumaipea isn't denied this time. It was always about momentum and he touches down.
BUNKER TIME! Young and the Bunker meet again..
This game is full of action. Firstly, the new cornrows inspired hairstyle from Jai Arrow then the impact of the Titans defense to jar it free from Gosiewski. Back on the attack.
Tougher kick for Taylor this time. The halfback takes his time, swings it wide in the breeze.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! Call accepted. Thompson.. just kept his foot inside the the touchline. Titans get the rub of the bunker this time.
BUNKER TIME! Someone dial up the Corey hotline cause the winger might have the four-pointer. Checking sideline.
PENALTY TITANS! High tackle against Fotuaika.
Titans have made a concerted effort to get the ball wide quickly, especially to the left. Thompson continues to roll forward and got a set restart. Titans right on the attack.
Tom Trbojevic has been quite involved thus far for the Eagles. Thsi time, he tries to charge forward and loses the ball.
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! He didn't re-grip. It chalks off a wonderful effort from Tonumaipea and the short kick from Taylor was sublime.
BUNKER TIME! Titans might have snatched the lead. Checking onside, grounding.
Titans stretch the field and have tested the Eagles. Fogarty sliced through. On last, the half took it up again put it high and forced Funa to tumble it dead. Dropout.
Eagles have exclusively gone left thus far today. DCE pops up on the right, cuts it out to Harper who can't handle the ball.
Dave Munro now has the whistle. He gets his first use calling a PENALTY for the Eagles. Tap and go.
Everything is happening! We're having a referee change. Matt Noyen has hurt himself and will leave the game.
Taylor from in front. We're locked up.
Well that came from nowhere. Sea Eagles attacked left. Last tackle, a bomb was taken easily by Young Tonumaipea. AJ Brimson took the tap, beat the initial defense and off he went.
Is Don, is no good. Titans work it right but the movement was cumbersome. Don was ten out, tried to take on Brad Parker but was grassed well and taken over the sideline.
PENALTY TITANS! Titans have worked to their left side and Thompson has had two chances. Now they get a reset after an offside penalty.
PENALTY TITANS! Titans now get a chance to work on some attack.
Guys there is no need for alarm! The Titans have the ball. Anthony Don takes the ball from a Tommy Turbo kick. He also gets a penalty for a high shot.
DCE has the kicking duties. The halfback steadies, nails it.
Both backrowers for the Eagles impact the game! Sironen got the penalty, now Gosiewski runs the perfect line to storm across the line.
PENALTY SEA EAGLES! Mitch Rein catches Curtis Sironen in an awkward position. Easy whistle.
KICK-OFF! Here we go!
Getting final shots in the sheds, both sides up and about ready for some rugba league! Here come the Titans! In form and in white today, run onto Brookvale which looks okay? surface wise. Upset. Next the booming sounds of Eagle Rock sound the entrance for the Eagles. Wearing maroon and ready to go, Tommy Turbo is back baby! Eagles take residence in the northern end waiting for the kick-off! Here we go!
Happy Saturday! Welcome to the penultimate Super Saturday of the season. We start in the northern beaches. Both the Sea Eagles and Titans can't play finals football this season, but they'll look to finish on a high. Also there is the return of Tom Trbojevic for the home side while the Titans ride the momentum of being the best Queensland team in 2020. We're set for an open game and probably a lot of points. So sit back, relax and enjoy! Kick-off is 10 minutes away.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Matt Noyen
Touch Judges: Liam Kennedy, Gavin Badger
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell
MANLY-WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES (24)
Tries: Jack Gosiewski (2), Daly Cherry-Evans, Taniela Paseka
Conversions: Daly Cherry-Evans (4/4)
GOLD COAST TITANS (42)
Tries: Alexander Brimson (2), Corey Thompson, Young Tonumaipea (2), Sam Stone, Kevin Proctor, Treymain Spry
Conversions: Ashley Taylor (5/8)