Gold Coast
Titans
0
Brisbane
Broncos
54
FULLTIME
2017-08-05T07:30:00Z
Cbus Super Stadium

Preview

Both teams head into the local derby in losing form after the Titans were embarrassed by the Tigers while the Broncos ran into a red hot Eels side.

The Broncos lost touch with the top two last week and relinquished the third spot on the ladder while losing hooker Andrew McCullough for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. As a result, Kodi Nikorima pairs with Anthony Milford in the halves with Ben Hunt donning the number nine jersey. There is talk of Sam Thaiday possibly taking the reigns at hooker as well – or that could just be another string to Wayne Bennett’s bow.

The Titans are simply playing for pride at this point of the season and will want to put in a better performance after last week. They’ve won just four out of 10 local derbies against the Broncos at home but will take belief from their 20-point win over the reigning premiers three weeks ago.

The Broncos have had the wood over their little brother with 17 wins in 22 meetings and are firm favourites to extend that dominance this weekend.

Broncos by 6.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Titans   Broncos
0 Tries 10
0 Conversions 7
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Titans   Broncos
161 All Runs 175
1,282 All Run Metres 1,883
2 Line Breaks 8
8 Offloads 7

Defense

Titans   Broncos
236 Kick Metres 309
0 40/20 0
323 Tackles 297
31 Missed Tackles 19

Discipline

Titans   Broncos
5 Penalties Conceded 9
12 Errors 10
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I was going to blow up but I honestly don’t have any words. I feel like we’re back in 2011 again

  2. Credit to Broncos on the big win but how truly awful were the Titans, just didn’t look interested. A lot of titans players need a kick in the pants.

    IMO, they have let go of to many solid first graders like Hoffman, Mead, Nene

    • Yep, didn’t seem to give a rats arse. The only highlight for me was watching James Roberts get all upset at Ryan James haha

      Very worrying given that the fact that we played with our heart which got us over the line last season. Looks like a very different side this year.

      They weren’t great players, nene and Mead were good without being great while Hoffman was average. They also got rid of Bird, and Zeb Taia, Nathan Friend also retired. These players, every single one of them, wore their heart on their sleeves for the club, and always gave 100% even if they lost. It’s what we are now missing, those players.
      Tyrone Roberts is no longer interested because he’s been shafted. Jarryd Hayne still wants to be at Parra. Kane Elgey should be in reserve grade. A quarter of the team still don’t have contracts for next year. Ash Taylor is focusing on his next pay day. No one besides Hurrell, Ryan James and Will Zillman (terrible player but gives it his all) really care whether we win or lose.

  3. A much better performance by the Broncos, with plenty of ball movement. Boyd, Oates, Moga, Roberts, Glenn, Blair, McGuire, Pengai Jnr, Ofahengaue, and Ese’Ese were excellent in both their offensive and defensive contributions. Milford, Hunt and Nikorima were very good offensively but their defence wasn’t good enough. Particularly Hunt and Milford who missed 8 tackles between them. Sims (again) underperformed as did Gillett, Thaiday and Kahu. Overall a much better offensive performance by the Broncos than the previous round loss to the Eels. That said, the consistent number of missed tackles by Gillett, Hunt and Milford and poor go forward of Blair, Sims and Thaiday, mean a premiership is unlikely in 2017.

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