NRL match preview: Warriors vs Titans

Sunday August 31st
Mt Smart Stadium

Sam Tomkins, Ngani Laumape, Konrad Hurrell, Dominique Peyroux, Manu Vatuvei, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Jacob Lillyman, Nathan Friend, Ben Matulino, Ben Henry, Simon Mannering, Sione Lousi. Interchange: Sam Rapira, Suaia Matagi, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Jayson Bukuya, John Palavi

William Zillman, Kalifa Faifai Loa, James Roberts, Brad Takairangi, Anthony Don, Aidan Sezer, Daniel Mortimer, Luke Bailey, Beau Falloon, Matthew White, Mark Minichiello, Paul Carter, Greg Bird. Interchange: Mark Ioane, Cody Nelson, Tom Kingston, Maurice Blair, David Mead

After an extremely inconsistent month of football the Warriors take on the Gold Coast Titans in their final home game of 2014.‏

The Warriors were embarrassed in front of one of their biggest crowds of the season last weekend , as the Roosters outclassed them 46 points to 12 .

For the Warriors to be any chance of making the eight let only being title contenders they will need to win both of their remaining games as relying on other results to go their way , is too much of a risk in this competitive season of NRL.

They face a Titans side that has failed to capitalise on a impressive start to the 2014 season.

From being at the top of the table for a period of time at the beginning of the season , rocked by injury and the departure of head coach John Cartwright the Titans now sit in 13th position unable to make the eight.

A more than unwanted position on the ladder at this time of the season sees the Titans left playing for pride in the remaining rounds.

With the undeniable speed of the Titans back line and the fact they have nothing to lose , I give them a slim chance of causing an upset against a Warriors side who in contrast have everything to lose.

Warriors by 4.

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