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    ^ I'd say so...

    When is Champion expected to return?

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    Wasn't it four weeks, three weeks ago?
    I love Aiden Sezer so much I made his profile pic my avatar.

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    NRL website says he's due back in Round 24.

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    Konrad Hurrell is a classic, every game he limps off with an ankle injury and you could be mistaken that he will spend 4-6 weeks on the sideline only for him to reappear the next week.

    This round he limped of in the 1st 20mins which looked like a bad injury only to come back on in the 60th min
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    Champion = 4 minutes every 4 weeks.
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    Myles to counter 'Coal Train' Taylor
    Travis Meyn | 12:01am August 1, 2012


    DEFENSIVE specialist Nate Myles will be deployed to Gold Coast's left edge on Sunday in a bid to stifle Rabbitohs wrecking ball Dave Taylor after Titans enforcer Greg Bird was ruled out of the Skilled Park blockbuster with a hamstring strain.

    Bird is expected to miss a week with the minor tear he suffered in the Titans' 36-16 win over Sydney on Friday night.

    He is a crucial loss on the left side for the Titans but they will be boosted by the likely inclusion of Queensland lock Ashley Harrison, who is set to return from a six-week lay-off with a broken toe.

    Harrison and his Maroons teammate Myles will be given the job of shutting down "Coal Train" Taylor, who was in menacing form against the Tigers. Taylor ran for 207m from 15 hit-ups and continually troubled Wests' defence.

    NSW star Bird successfully shut down Taylor in Game Two of the Origin series and earned man of the match honours in the process. Taylor was dropped for the decider.

    The Titans have had problems with their left-side defence during Bird's absence but it has improved in recent weeks.

    Taylor is Titans-bound next year on a four-year deal and coach John Cartwright said his team had to limit the creative backrower's time with the ball.

    "He's in good form for them and can certainly conjure up tries," Cartwright said.

    "He's a handful for anyone in front of him. He's such a big, strong, powerful man all you can do is try and take time off him and get up in his face as quick as you can."

    Harrison last played in the Titans' 8-6 loss to St George Illawarra in Wollongong on June 22 and is yet to fully run after shattering his toe into six pieces.

    "He's got to get through training for the rest of the week. The bone's healed and it's a matter of putting up with a bit of pain," Cartwright said of Harrison.

    "He hasn't had a full running session yet but the bone's fully healed.

    "He's getting around a lot better. I'd be pretty surprised if he didn't get through the rest of the week."

    Bird has had a wretched run with injuries lately, suffering a recurrence of a pectoral strain in the Origin decider before picking up the hamstring problem in his return.

    He has played one of the club's past five matches.

    Cartwright left the door open for Bird to be a late inclusion against the Rabbitohs but said he was expecting him to return against the Melbourne Storm the following Friday.

    "It's a hamstring strain and very rarely do you get them back within a week," he said.

    "It's not major but at this stage he won't play this week.

    "If we can get a win we'll be close to full strength the following week."
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    Seriously though - Jamal has been coming into form nicely, getting more involved every week. He's due for some points of his own. And he will be our finals x-factor we need in a few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Seriously though - Jamal has been coming into form nicely, getting more involved every week. He's due for some points of his own. And he will be our finals x-factor we need in a few weeks
    Thanks mate. The recognition means a lot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Seriously though - Jamal has been coming into form nicely, getting more involved every week. He's due for some points of his own. And he will be our finals x-factor we need in a few weeks
    Even then, he still needs to be put on a super strict diet and training plan in the offseason so that he can come back looking like a professional athlete, not a bus driver.

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    Default Titans v Rabbitohs preview

    NRL.com Wed, Aug 01, 2012 - 4:10 PM

    Gold Coast Titans v South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Skilled Park
    Sunday 3pm

    It?s been quite a run of late for the Gold Coast Titans. Four points outside the top eight as recently as a fortnight ago, John Cartwright?s men have strung together three wins for the first time since 2010 to sneak up into eighth spot and give themselves a great chance of claiming a finals berth that has looked so unlikely for much of the season.

    But with a logjam of teams also desperate to claim their place in September, the Gold Coast couldn?t have asked for a tougher test than the rampaging Rabbitohs this Sunday afternoon.

    Having already cemented their finals berth after winning their past five games, Souths have firmed into $4.50 second favourites to go all the way in 2012 with their star-studded line-up finally living up to their reputation.

    Most impressive have been comprehensive victories over St George Illawarra and Wests Tigers in their past two games ? the first without hooker Issac Luke and the second with both Luke and superstar fullback Greg Inglis sidelined.

    Rather than capitulate minus two key position players, the Rabbitohs have excelled with veteran Nathan Merritt and young hooker Nathan Peats filling the void with ease.

    Needless to say, the Gold Coast still have plenty to contend with at Skilled Park this Sunday with the likes of John Sutton and Dave ?Coal Train? Taylor in career-best form.

    However, the Titans should also see this as an opportunity not only to knock over a big gun but to gain a huge edge over their primary rivals for eighth spot, Newcastle, who face competition front-runners Canterbury the night before.
    After a rough start to the year both on and off the field, the Titans have welcomed back a number of key players from injury in recent weeks including prop Luke Bailey and back-rower Nate Myles.

    They have also been bolstered by the brilliant form of captain Scott Prince and fullback William Zillman, the latter having notched some remarkable stats during his side?s winning run.
    Expect them to throw plenty back at Souths during their Close The Gap clash on Sunday.

    The Titans have lost Greg Bird to injury again, with the NSW Origin forward suffering a minor hamstring strain; however they welcome back Maroons veteran Ashley Harrison who slots straight back into the No.13 jersey.

    Souths will field the same 17 that downed Wests Tigers last week with Shaune Corrigan and Scott Geddes added to an extended bench.

    Notably, the Rabbitohs have won nine of their past 11 daytime fixtures while the Gold Coast has dropped five of their past six day games on home soil. And it looms as a particularly special day for the club ? not only because they can make it six wins in a row for the first time in 18 years! Veteran Bunnies Nathan Merritt and John Sutton, with 174 games apiece, have now moved past Bernie Purcell as the 10th-most-capped players in the club?s history. They are closing in on Les Cowie (176), Mario Fenech (181) and Michael Andrews (182).

    Watch Out Titans: Can the Gold Coast stop Dave Taylor? The barnstorming back-rower has hit back strongly from his State of Origin dumping last month with a series of devastating performances for the Rabbitohs including a game-high 203 metres against Wests Tigers last week.

    Danger Sign: Many expected Souths to struggle in the absence of suspended hooker Issac Luke but with Nathan Peats at the helm they have lost very little from dummy-half.

    Peats actually scored the Rabbitohs? first two tries against Wests Tigers from dummy-half last weekend. One of the most-prolific dummy-half sides with an average 24 runs per game this season, they have averaged 20 runs in Luke?s absence over the past fortnight and will continue to test the Titans? marker defence this Sunday. For the record, Souths lead the NRL for both tries scored (12) and line-breaks assists (10) from dummy-half this season.

    Watch Out Rabbitohs: The short kick has worked wonders for the Titans in 2012; they are the masters of getting to the ball first from an attacking kick. The Titans rank first in the NRL for ?kick backs? this season at 30 per cent, having reached the short or cross-field kick before the opposition defence on 61 different occasions in 2012.

    Danger Sign: The Rabbitohs have been rightly lauded for their solid defence in recent weeks but they have struggled to defend their own line this season. In fact, they rank 14th when it comes to holding sides out from close range with 41 tries conceded from between their try-line and the 10-metre line. Only Canberra and Parramatta have conceded more.

    William Zillman v Nathan Merritt: Rival whippets William Zillman and Nathan Merritt will create plenty of excitement for their respective sides this Sunday, having already offered plenty for the highlights reels in recent weeks. Zillman has been a star of the Gold Coast?s resurgence ? twice running for more than 200 metres in the past three weeks ? while Merritt impressed filling in for Greg Inglis at fullback last week with a try and 160 metres to his name. He has scored six tries in his past three games.

    Where It Will Be Won: On the edges, where big Dave Taylor will again look to steamroll his side to victory. He has been well-supported by fellow back-rower Chris McQueen in recent weeks; however the pair face a stern test against one of the best back rows in the game with the Gold Coast boasting Mark Minichiello, Nate Myles and Ashley Harrison.

    The History: Played 7; Titans 4, Rabbitohs 3. The Titans won the only game played between these two at Skilled Park (22-14 in 2009). Six of their seven clashes have been decided by single figures ? Souths? 31-8 win the last time they met being the exception.

    The Last Time They Met: Souths cruised to a comfortable 31-8 victory at ANZ Stadium in Round 15 last year, with Dave Taylor starring just a few days after Queensland?s loss to NSW in game two of the State of Origin series.

    Taylor?s performance that night looms as a warning to the Titans, who were missing lock Greg Bird just as they are again this week, with the big man involved early as he pulled in a Chris Sandow cross-field kick before passing to James Roberts to score.

    Souths made it 12-0 after 22 minutes when Eddy Pettybourne barged over from dummy-half to score and a Sandow penalty goal soon after gave them a handy 14-0 lead at the break.

    The Gold Coast hauled their way back into the game after halftime, with David Mead first to a Preston Campbell bomb and Tomane scoring in near-identical fashion just a few minutes later. But with neither conversion successful, Sandow took the opportunity to extend Souths? lead to seven with 12 minutes remaining before Taylor burst through four defenders to set up Nathan Merritt out wide. Two more tries to Issac Luke and Greg Inglis ensured an easy win for the home side.

    The Titans were hurt by missing a whopping 55 tackles while Taylor (192 metres and 10 tackle-breaks) and Rhys Wesser (192 metres and eight tackle-breaks) ran riot against them.
    Luke Bailey tried hard for the visitors with 106 metres and 24 tackles.

    Match Officials: Referees ? Ben Cummins & Phil Haines; Sideline Officials ? Steve Carrall & Chris Butler; Video Referee ? Sean Hampstead.

    The Way We See It: Promises to be a Sunday afternoon special with plenty of points on offer in the forecast sunny conditions. The Titans have every chance here and it wouldn?t surprise to see them steal the win; however Souths have built up plenty of momentum, are full of confidence and deserve favouritism against the lower-ranked side. We can see them sneaking home on the back of their plethora of attacking options. Rabbitohs by six points.

    Televised: Channel 9 ? Delayed 4pm; Fox Sports 2 ? Delayed 6pm.

    *Statistics: NRL Stats

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    Default Titans timing run well towards NRL finals

    Wayne Heming AAP Wed, Aug 01, 2012 - 4:25 PM

    Written off two months into the 2012 NRL season, the Gold Coast believe they can make a major statement against the team on everyone's lips at Skilled Park on Sunday.

    The Bulldogs have surged to the top of the NRL ladder with nine straight wins.

    But it's Sunday's rivals South Sydney who are the talk of the rugby league world following some stunning performances off the back of an aggressive and jumbo-sized forward pack which could be bolstered by the late addition of Kiwi muscle man Roy Asotasi.

    South Sydney's renaissance under new coach Michael Maguire has former Rabbitoh greats excited about a return to the club's glory days and even talking premiership glory for the first time since 1971.

    Even without their star attraction Greg Inglis, Souths ran riot against Wests Tigers last weekend, moving into second place on the ladder and confirming their arrival as a genuine premiership threat rather than occasional entertainers.

    But while Souths have been creating quite a buzz with their ability to score tries from anywhere on the field, the Titans have been happy to fly under the radar as they quietly breathe life into their own finals push.

    "Our forwards have been on fire and we're pretty much at full strength again except for Birdy (Greg Bird)," declared prop Matt White, tipping some shuddering collisions on Sunday.

    "Sam Burgess is extremely physical so we need to control him and big Dave Taylor out wide on the edge of the ruck.

    "Johnny Sutton runs like an extra back-rower so it's going to be pretty brutal out there."

    The Titans are one of several clubs engaged in a dogfight for a top eight finish which coach John Cartwright believes will change frequently during the last five rounds as teams walk the finals tightrope.

    "This is a big test for us, we're in a real precarious position still," said Cartwright, who has won all three matches as coach against Souths at Skilled Park.

    "The configuration of the eight is going to change a lot between now of the finals and a win against Souths would be enormous for us."

    Ashley Harrison, who has missed the Titans' last five games with a broken toe, still has to pass a fitness test on Saturday before being cleared to line up against the Rabbitohs.

    "We'll see how it feels later in the week but I know it's healed so I'm hoping I'll be right for Sunday," Harrison said after getting through Wednesday's training session without any dramas.

    "We're starting to build something and Souths are another massive test for us on Sunday.

    "We're all starting to come back at the right end of the year and hopefully we can keep the roll going and keep that good feeling going."

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    Howdy friends
    Just came across this forum after so many years of bleeding and pissing sky blue and gold fluids since 2007. A Sydneysider here, but am a massive tits fan.

    Quote Originally Posted by teke View Post
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    I've seen a couple of souffs games this year, and that used to be the case. However, Sutton has been running the show for them for a bit now, and they are less relaint on issac than they have been previously.

    A hard task this week, up against possibly the benchmark of the competition. But I'm confident the blue and gold glory bus will kick into top gear and bring home the chocolates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexy pecksy kahuna shark View Post
    Howdy friends
    Just came across this forum after so many years of bleeding and pissing sky blue and gold fluids since 2007. A Sydneysider here, but am a massive tits fan.

    I've seen a couple of souffs games this year, and that used to be the case. However, Sutton has been running the show for them for a bit now, and they are less relaint on issac than they have been previously.

    A hard task this week, up against possibly the benchmark of the competition. But I'm confident the blue and gold glory bus will kick into top gear and bring home the chocolates.
    Yeah i like Tits aswell

    We will roll the rabbits Titans by 4
    This year will be BLUE Go NSW!

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