Titans vs Raiders Review

The Gold Coast Titans defeated the Canberra Raiders 30-28

Game Review:

Wow, What a game. The Raiders started off the game very strong, and were on track to put up 50 points. The Titans were in trouble early being down 18-0 after only 11 minutes but they never gave up.

The Titans clawed back however the Raiders dominated the first half, going into the break leading 24-12. Titans coach Garth Brennan must have said something at Halftime because the Titans came out swinging. It only took the Titans 5 minutes before young 20 year old Phillip Sami, and not much longer the scores were levelled. 

Not much happened for a while, both teams completed their sets and were locked in an arm wrestle. Until a beautiful try in the corner from Joey Leilua broke the deadlock. However a missed conversion attempt from Jarrod Croker turned out to be a crucial miss.

The Titans never showed that they were beat however and with a minute and a half left they scored under the posts. Michael Gordon knocked the ball over the post which gave the Titans their first win of the season and broke the hearts of Canberra fan's everywhere.

Fewy's Player of the Game: Konrad Hurrell

Konrad was outstanding today, scoring 1 try. But every time he ran the ball it seemed as if the Raiders struggled to contain him. Hurrell had 8 tackle breaks and 3 offloads. A huge effort for him running the ball, taking 15 hit ups running for a total of 131 meters.

Scoring Timeline:

  • 13' Kevin Proctor (Try)
  • 15' Michael Gordon (Conversion)
  • 34' Kane Elgey (Try)
  • 36' Michael Gordon (Conversion)
  • 45' Phillip Sami (Try)
  • 47' Michael Gordon (Conversion)
  • 53' Dale Copley (Try)
  • 61' Michael Gordon (Penalty Goal)
  • 78' Konrad Hurrell (Try)
  • 79' Michael Gordon (Conversion)

2' Siliva Havili (Try)
4' Jarrod Croker (Conversion)
7' Jack Wighton (Try)
8' Jarrod Croker (Conversion)
10' Elliott Whitehead (Try)
11' Jarrod Croker (Conversion)
25' 10'Junior Paulo (Try)
26' Jarrod Croker (Conversion)
66' Joseph Leilua (Try)

- Fewy


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