And they do. The Tricolours hold on for victory in probably the most remarkable game of the 2021 season so far. What a game.
ROOSTERS GET THE KICKOFF! They should hold on from here!
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM! The young half nails the field goal with 63 seconds remaining! Roosters lead!
Fogarty spills a fairly regulation pass inside the Roosters' 40m! The visitors will probably get the last shot in this contest.
Lam goes long... but he can't get the direction!
Walker takes the reins - no idea why - and misses. Scores remain level!
IKUVALU SCORES IN THE CORNER! SOMERSAULT! THE REST OF THIS LIVE BLOG WILL BE IN CAPS. WOWEE!
The Roosters have finally brought Walker back on after he spent a great deal of the second half off the park.
This is utter insanity. Weirdest game I've covered for LeagueUnlimited.com in the 15 years we've been updating NRL games live. Wow. Fogarty converts. Titans BY FOUR.
WOWEE. WOWEE. FIfita dummies dummies dummies, gets brought down - the Fogarty a play later grubbers through the line and it bounces up perfectly for Sideshow Bob! TITANS LEAD!
The momentum is just insane with the Titans. Marschke is finally back on but it's a tense final ten ahead.
Fogarty converts and it's now just a two-point margin! What a frantic late contest!
TINO! Taylor goes up the guts, takes on the line and he crashes over! WOW!
Fogarty nails it again. Eight the gap with plenty of time left.
Kelly gets the Titans' fourth! The Roosters' stretched defence can't keep him out and the noise at Cbus is DEAFENING.
Fogarty hammers over the extras and suddenly the gap is only 14 points - and the Roosters are still without Marschke for another 7-8 minutes.
Peachey is over and the volume at Cbus has gone up a notch! The Bunker approves the four-pointer.
The crackdown lives! Ben Marschke gets marching orders for a ten minute spell after being put on report for a high shot.
He adds the extras for his own try from in front.
Fogarty, bizarrely, has beaten... the Roosters trainer after stepping out to the left off a quick tap penalty!
Ikuvalu makes an error in the play the ball, so the Roosters' relentless crusade is halted briefly for now.
Adam Keighran ain't missin.
Manu ducks through some leg-grabbing defence from the Titans. Easy as you like.
High shots all over the join. Crichton has taken Marzhew high and he's ON REPORT. Elsewhere, Sam Walker comes off injured as well.
A few head clashes there and a few players headed off as a result.
No issues for Keighran from in front of the sticks.
Walker runs away after some superb setup from Lachlan Lam who ducked and weaved through plenty of men to get through the guts of the Titans' defence.
Four minutes into the half and so far the most notable thing has been the commentators complaining about the refereeing in the first half.
Second half begins. Roosters first use this time.
Fogarty's conversion - HITS THE POST. No good.
Fogarty flies over on the left edge from the scrumbase! Solid dummy and run through the line with the weakened edge defence.
Tino is held up indeed. No try, but they still have one play... and the Roosters knock it down to hand the hosts one more set before the break.
Tino is claiming a try. JWH has gotten in under him. Cummins sends it up no try...
Fifita and Tino are both on as halftime approaches. The Titans look a touch more exciting but the last tackle options are still trash.
A poor last tackle option AGAIN from Gold Coast. A crash play to Joseph Vuna and they tackle him easily. Handover.
NO TRY. He's held short. No debut try for you, Jayden.
We're up to the BUNKER. Jayden Campbell is... short? Has scored? We're not sure.
A bit of an attacking set for the Titans - Sam Stone gets across the line but is held up on the last. Roosters handover.
Isaac Liu is ON REPORT for an apparent Crusher Tackle.
After such a promising first ten minutes, the Titans have utterly fallen apart. Any time the Roosters have the ball inside the Titans half they look dangerous.
Keighran nails another. Superb goalkicking.
Tupou with another amazing put-down in the corner! Superb hands in the lead-up.
Keighran makes no mistake.
Crichton breaks into the backfield and goes over, evading Jayden Campbell - but he's very nearly made it a double movement. Bunker clears it though.
Kevin Proctor has taken Joseph Manu high. He's ON REPORT. (What crackdown?)
From the sideline - laserlike stuff. Keighran converts.
BIG IK! Matt Ikuvalu scores from dummy half just one play after Suaalii went to the line and was dragged down. A quick play the ball allowed Ikuvalu to dive over out wide.
INTO TOUCH! Off he goes Phil Sami! The Titans shift the ball to the left but Ikuvalu and his sliding defence on the inside in Sam Walker ensure he sees the touchie not the corner post.
All going the Titans way so far - Crichton's been pinged for an escort play as Tupou went up for the ball. Full set from a penalty for the hosts.
Titans penalty for a high tackle - Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has taken Marzhew high. It's ON REPORT.
Another challenge from the Titans. The referee has ruled they knocked it on in an aerial contest 10m from the Roosters line.
The Titans pick up a penalty from a Captains Challenge and will go on the attack.
The Roosters kick off and the Titans throw it around quickly on the first possession and the first tackle is on the 30m.
Roosters: Tedesco, Nat Butcher & Taukeiaho out. Manu fullback, Suaalii centre, Keighran hooker, Baker prop, Marschke benched and Thomas fills the bench vacancy.
Titans: Brimson, Fotuaika out. Campbell fullback, Jolliffe prop. Tino & Fifita drop to the bench with Stone and McIntyre their back row replacements in the starting side. Vuna replaces Marsters on the bench.
Welcome to Super Saturday! After a quiet Saturday last week we're back to the full three games this round. It starts north of the border with the Titans hosting the Roosters at Cbus Super Stadium. Both teams have lots of changes so strap in:
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ben Cummins
Touch Judges: Drew Oultram, Michael Wise
Video Referee: Henry Perenara
GOLD COAST TITANS (34)
Tries: Jamal Fogarty (2), Tyrone Peachey, Brian Kelly, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Kevin Proctor
Conversions: Jamal Fogarty (5/6)
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (35)
Tries: Matt Ikuvalu (2), Angus Crichton, Daniel Tupou, Sam Walker, Joseph Manu
Field Goals: Sam Walker (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Keighran (5/5), Sam Walker (0/1)