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Gold Coast Titans vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL Preview and Team News - Titans aim for fourth straight win

Andrew Hendrie 18 May 2017
  • Gold Coast Titans and Manly Sea Eagles clash on Saturday
  • Titans in form after wins over Sharks and Storm
Titans face Sea Eagles on Saturday

Gold Coast Titans bid for a fourth consecutive win when they play host to the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday night during NRL Round 11 action.

With victories over last year’s grand finalists the Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks over the last few points, is there a hotter team in the NRL than the Gold Coast Titans right now?

Last week’s thrilling 38-36 triumph over the Storm at Suncorp was one of the most entertaining games in recent memory, with the Titans running circles round the normally brick-wall Melbourne defence, condemning them to the unwanted joint-record of scoring the most points but losing.

Gold Coast have registered more points than any other side in the competition, with young halves Kane Elgey and Ashley Taylor deserving a lot of the credit for how they’ve taken control of the team. If they can fix up their defence, the Titans will be a formidable force.

We mustn’t forget their work-rate through the middle, with prop Jarrod Wallace laying a legitimate claim for Origin selection in a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Manly’s up-and-down season continued as they featured in the second game of last week’s double header at Suncorp, blowing a 14-0 lead to succumb 24-14 to the Broncos.

Manly failed to score a point in the final 70 minutes of the match, while they were dealt a double blow as star fullback Tom Trbojevic sustained an ankle injury and will be missing for an extended period.

So much of Manly’s attack in recent weeks have come courtesy of the Trbojevic brothers, so Tom’s absence will be a real test of the Sea Eagles’ credentials this week.

Manly have a decent record on the Gold Coast, winning three of the last five games played up north, but I really like how the Titans are playing right now. They are competing well - as they always have under Neil Henry - but every time they head into the opposition 20m zone they look likely to score. I think they’ll have too much points for Manly on Saturday.

Stats


  • Manly won three of last five at Robina
  • Titans won last clash 30-10
  • Sea Eagles lead overall H2H 9-6

Team Lists


Jarryd Hayne has been named despite picking up a knock to his knee last week, but Dan Sarginson is out for the Titans and is replaced by Dale Copley.

Matthew Wright comes in for Tom Trbojevic at fullback for Manly.

Titans: 1. Tyrone Roberts 2. Anthony Don 3. Jarryd Hayne 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Dale Copley 6. Kane Elgey 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James (c) 11. Chris McQueen 12. Joe Greenwood 13. Leivaha Pulu. Interchange: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Morgan Boyle 16. Paterika Vaivai 17. Nathaniel Peteru 18. Pat Politoni 19. John Olive 20. Max King 21. Eddy Pettybourne

Sea Eagles: 1. Matthew Wright 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brian Kelly 5. Akuila Uate 6. Blake Green 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Brenton Lawrence 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Frank Winterstein 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14. Lewis Brown 15. Jackson Hastings 16. Nate Myles 17. Addin Fonua-Blake 18. Darcy Lussick 19. Cameron Cullen 20. Jonathan Wright 21. Lloyd Perrett

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