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    Default Round 19: Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos

    Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos



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    Preston Campbell, Kevin Gordon, Mat Rogers, Bodene Thompson, William Zillman, Greg Bird, Scott Prince, Luke Bailey, Nathan Friend, Michael Henderson, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello, Ashley Harrison. Interchange from: Matt White, Brad Meyers, Ryan James, Luke O'Dwyer, Steve Michaels.



    Josh Hoffman, Antonio Winterstein, Alex Glenn, Israel Folau, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer ?, Peter Wallace, Shane Tronc, Andrew McCullough, Nick Kenny, Ben Te’o, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Ben Hunt, Matt Gillett, Mitchell Dodds, Josh McGuire.
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    I know we still have to play the Wests Tigers tonight. But never too early to start a Derby thread. And it's been a while since our last home game.

    Looks like it's up in the air if Justin Hodges will return. I think it is leaning towards NO. I hope that is the case.

    Folau will also be looking for a strong game, with a quiet Origin 3 behind him.

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    Rumor has it that the broncos are about to announce the signing (or intent to sign) Greg Inglis. From various Internet sources. All say that the announcement will be tomorrow. I'm assuming it will be for next season.

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    wow
    loose folau
    pick up inglis

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    Well it'd be good for him to stay in Rugby League, much prefer him to be at Melbourne. Don't like the idea of the Broncos getting Inglis after losing Folau and put him alongside Hodges. But they do have alot of money to play with.

    Broncos have had their eyes on us for two weeks, cause they had the bye this weekend. So we need to get over the 1 point loss to the Wests Tigers and prepare.

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    If the Titans play as well as they did in campbelltown i think they will have the edge to hold out the broncos....
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    I just signed up to the broncos boards. Most of them are ****-a-hoop over there and are expecting to beat us by 20. Zero respect for the titans, it will make winning so much sweeter.

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    Titans clash crucial as Broncos' title pursuit gathers momentum

    THE Broncos will be told "your destiny lies in your own hands" when they report for duty to officially begin the club's late-season premiership raid.

    Brisbane's entire NRL squad - including Maroons heroes Darren Lockyer, Sam Thaiday and Israel Folau - will assemble at the club's Red Hill base early on Monday morning.

    And with the representative season now over, and the eighth-placed Broncos fresh from a bye, today marks the formal start of their tilt at a wide-open NRL premiership.

    It begins with Friday night's blockbuster southeast derby against the Gold Coast at Skilled Park.

    Brisbane's top-four hopes - tangibly dead and buried only two months ago - will go on the line over the next three weeks against fellow heavies the Titans, Roosters and Dragons.

    "Our destiny is in our own hands," assistant coach Anthony Griffin said.

    "If we're good enough, we can really cement our spot in the playoffs over the next month.

    "As a group, we haven't sat down and said where we want to finish, but everyone understands the importance of a top-four spot."

    Without their Origin trio at training yesterday, Brisbane's young brigade was warned it must find a new level with the intensity set to ramp up in the lead-up to the semi-finals.

    "I think we're going OK, there's not one particular area we need to change or improve," Griffin said.

    "The best thing about us is, bar Justin Hodges, we're relatively injury-free and I don't think we've had a bad player in our squad.

    "But we've spoken about the fact all parts of our game must go to another level. What we've done the last eight weeks won't get us any further for the next eight weeks unless we go up a gear.

    "The competition is really on now. Everyone has set their sights on the finish line.

    "I believe the young guys have still got another level, hopefully we can build some momentum."

    Defence has been the cornerstone of Brisbane's form resurgence since the club hit rock bottom on the NRL ladder earlier in the year.

    In April, the Broncos carried the NRL's worst defensive record over the opening six weeks of 2010 - leaking 28 points and 46 missed tackles per game.

    But in a stunning turnaround, the Broncos have conceded an average of only 12 points and 29 missed tackles per game in their last eight starts.

    Asked the key to the defensive about-face, Griffin said: "It's a bit of everything.

    "We had a fair turnover in players for the first eight weeks, a lot of injuries, and we blooded a lot of young guys. It's a mentally tougher group now and the players are a lot more confident with their defence."

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    this game is season defining, we must shut down folau this time, 11 tries in 4 games against us is horrible

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    11 tries. I wanna cry. We must shut him out.

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    He's probably geared up for a big one too knowing him - he had a quiet origin 3. I think a big game for our defence this week. We do well there and we will have the confidence to get over the line. Oh and the refs on our side for a change may help too

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    MyTeam against Broncs.

    1 Presto
    2 Gordon
    3 Rogers
    4 Tagatese/ Tomane/ Tonga/ Toopi.
    5 Tomane/Zillman
    6 Bird
    7 Prince
    8 Bailey
    9 Friend
    10 Henderson
    11 Laffranchi
    12 Mini
    13 Harrison

    14 Meyers
    15 Thompson
    16 James
    17 ODwyer

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    any idea how cannings and tonga went for the jets on the weekend?

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    Zillman the answer to Carty's prayers on the wing

    WILLIAM Zillman looms as the Titans strike weapon in the run home to the finals with coach John Cartwright revealing he may have finally found a home on the wing.

    Despite playing 13 NRL games this season, the form of Preston Campbell at the back combined with Scott Prince and Greg Bird's combination in the halves has resulted in limited opportunities for Zillman in 2010.

    The 23-year-old's season has also included two trips back to the Queensland Cup with the Ipswich Jets but his worth is set to increase on the wing after a season-ending injury to David Mead.

    Cartwright yesterday declared Zillman's last two games from the flank his best `for a long time', highlighted by eight tackle breaks from 14 runs compared to 19 tackle busts from 98 runs before forming his new combination with Bodene Thompson on the right hand edge.

    And Ipswich assistant coach Shane Walker, who played 148 games for Friday's opponents Brisbane and South Sydney, believed the Titans would be buoyed by having Zillman on the field for 80 minutes.

    "The games Zilly has played for us (Ipswich) he has been far and away our best and I think he's actually a future representative player, not just an 80-minute NRL player," said Walker, who has been `blown away' by Zillman's skill in the Queensland Cup.

    "The thing he does really well is support and he's smart enough to not just plant himself on the wing and wait for the opportunity to come from his centre.

    "He's clever enough to get infield and feed off guys like Princey and Preston and when the ball's on his side and he knows that if it's not coming to him, he gets himself around the football as well.

    "When the forwards are doing it tough at the back end of the game it's great to see someone come in, especially someone with great footwork like William to take that pressure off.

    "But I think he can bring more to a footy team than just coming in and doing relieving runs, he has more to offer and with a bit more of his own self belief, representative footy is well in his reach."

    Cartwright said regular backrower Thompson, who has been shifted to centre to cover the loss of Sam Tagataese, had also proven his potential and hoped with more game time under their belt, his two younger stars would continue to prosper.

    "The more they play together the better they are going to get," he said of Zillman and Thompson.

    "Bodene is a real natural footballer, he's showing more each week that he can handle centre and Zillman I think has played his best two games for a long time on the wing.

    "Maybe he might have found a spot out there."

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    Defence tough enough for Carty

    JOHN Cartwright has declared it will take a mighty side to beat the Titans if their defence carries the same force as it did in last Friday night's loss against the Wests Tigers.

    Starved of possession and despite defending for an extra five sets, the Titans hung tight and only a 51m Benji Marshall field goal on half-time was able to split the sides in the end.

    "You still get the same feeling at the end of it when you lose but as time goes on it's easier to get over the loss knowing there is plenty of effort there," said Cartwright, who knows the Titans risk dropping out of the top eight with a loss to Brisbane.

    "The Tigers were at 90 per cent completion and we were still in there swinging ... and if that's what it takes, it's going to take good sides to beat us.

    "I was pretty confident (we could withstand the pressure) the energy in the defensive line was good, the talk was good and if you can get that right that's half the battle.

    "But it's a standard we have to maintain over the next eight rounds and if we can do that I'm sure we are going to win our fair share of games."

    It all starts again at Skilled Park on Friday night for the Titans when they rekindle their rivalry with the Broncos.

    The stakes will be high for both sides and with eight rounds remaining and no team's place in the top eight guaranteed, Cartwright said the final two months shaped as one of the best endings to a season in memory.

    But it was the same scenario, with the exception of the Storm, facing every club over the final eight rounds.

    "I think it will be a super game and both sides are approaching some good form and there is a lot at stake as far as the competition table is concerned," said Cartwright, who will be keen to get one back on the Broncos, who have won the last two encounters between the teams, including a 28-6 triumph in Round 10.

    ``Everyone's in a danger zone. If you look at yourself on the ladder and think you're comfortable that's not a good position to be in.

    "There is 16 points up for grabs but no one is safe for a semi-final spot and it's not beyond anyone to lose six or seven in a row.

    "No one knows what the cut-off is going to be so I think we're in for a final eight weeks like we have never seen before."

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