Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat March 13, 2021
Round 1 - Central Coast Stadium - Crowd: 3771
80min

Field Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Chanel Harris-Tavita.

CHT bangs over a single point to ice the game for the home team.

Warriors lead Warriors 19 - 6 Titans
79min

Bit of feeling creeping in toward the end of this contest. Warriors pick up a penalty with a minute on the clock.

75min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Jamal Fogarty.

The co-captain nails it from out wide to close the gap to 12 points.

Warriors lead Warriors 18 - 6 Titans
74min

Try: Titans
Scored by Corey Thompson. Kick to come.

Thompson gets the Titans on the board. Slightly corrects the position from out wide but still only 10m in from touch.

Warriors lead Warriors 18 - 4 Titans
70min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Kodi Nikorima.

Kodi has no issues converting his own try from in front.

Warriors lead Warriors 18 - 0 Titans
69min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Kodi Nikorima. Kick to come.

Kodi goes over and the Warriors have the two competitions points safely in the kit bag.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 0 Titans
67min

Warriors now peppering the Titans line. They could wrap the game up here...

63min

A few dropped balls creeping in from both sides here.

60min

Getting close to the hour mark where another heat break will be taken. Warriors withstanding plenty of fast-running footy from the Titans.

54min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Kodi Nikorima.

Kodi with those extras and it's suddenly 12-blot.

Warriors lead Warriors 12 - 0 Titans
52min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Leeson Ah Mau. Kick to come.

Big Leeson onto a crash ball and BOOM goes over beside the posts.

Warriors lead Warriors 10 - 0 Titans
52min

Titans concede a penalty deep in their own half. Warriors with a big chance here after absorbing plenty of pressure at the other end.

44min

No try as it went up, but the Titans retain possession.

44min

We're off to the Bunker for the first time today. Proctor is claiming a Titans try but referee Ashley Klein rules a knock on. Steve Chiddy reviewing the footage now.

41min

We back fam. Warriors lead 6-0. Titans first use, running to the southern end.

40min

Titans with a bit of a trick shot style play to finish the half but it's to no avail. Warriors go to HALFTIME leading by 6-0.

37min

Lots of set restarts in the last ten minutes or so but neither side has troubled the scorers since the Sironen try. The Titans did pepper the Warriors' line just now but the home team's defence has stood up to the test.

29min

Herbert puts the kickoff dead on the full and the Warriors have a penalty on halfway.

27min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Kodi Nikorima.

Nikorima makes no mistake from next to the big sticks.

Warriors lead Warriors 6 - 0 Titans
26min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Bayley Sironen. Kick to come.

The former Rabbitoh cracks the line first and the Warriors have a four-pointer near the posts!

Warriors lead Warriors 4 - 0 Titans
22min

Ash Taylor sells some candy near the posts and he manoeuvres his way to the line but he's held up by... yep - RTS!

21min

Back underway. Warriors take the drop out and the Titans attack.

21min

RTS trapped in goal off a grubber... and that's time for the heat break.

19min

Nikorima hoofs a huge bomb near the Titans line, but Fusitu'a's attempt at catch is dropped over the line. Titans 20m restart.

16min

Off a penalty, the Warriors make good metreage into the Titans' danger zone, but the last tackle is completed for a handover 5m out. No score as yet.

12min

Proctor nearly scores but is dragged down just short of the line by RTS. Some clever right side play for the Titans but it doesn't come to fruition.

7min

5min

The Titans forced an early turnover in that last set and surged up field - on the last a kick is tapped back and the visitors go wide, only to be flung over the sideline.

3min

The Warriors enjoying the dominance early. PENALTY against Titans new man Tino Fa'asuamaleaui for late contact. Warriors start a new set 10m from the Titans' line.

1min

Game underway - Warriors have it first running toward the southern end of the ground.

The Titans jog out onto the newly relaid surface of Central Coast Stadium, wearing their all white new away kit. The Warriors follow to a resounding cheer in their blue home jersey.

We're at Gosford for the fourth game of the opening round of the NRL. The Warriors host the Titans - both teams with a lot of player turnover and new signings this season. Both finished just outside the eight last season.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Jon Stone

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

WARRIORS (19)
Tries: Bayley Sironen, Kodi Nikorima, Leeson Ah Mau
Field Goals: Chanel Harris-Tavita (1/1)
Conversions: Kodi Nikorima (3/3)

GOLD COAST TITANS (6)
Tries: Corey Thompson
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (1/1)