Date: Friday 3rd April
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium
Kick-Off: 8:35pm (AEST)
Last Ten Meetings:
1. May 16th 2014, Brisbane Broncos 22 – 8 Gold Coast Titans
2. April 11th 2014, Gold Coast Titans 12 – 8 Brisbane Broncos
3. May 17th 2013, Brisbane Broncos 32 – 6 Gold Coast Titans
4. April 5th 2013, Gold Coast Titans 12 – 32 Brisbane Broncos
5. July 20th 2012, Gold Coast Titans 14 – 10 Brisbane Broncos
6. April 27th 2012, Brisbane Broncos 26 – 6 Gold Coast Titans
7. July 15th 2011, Brisbane Broncos 30 – 10 Gold Coast Titans
8. March 25th 2011, Gold Coast Titans 8 – 14 Brisbane Broncos
9. July 16th 2010, Gold Coast Titans 24 – 10 Brisbane Broncos
10. May 14th 2010, Brisbane Broncos 28 – 6 Gold Coast Titans
Gold Coast Titans: 1 Josh Hoffman, 2 Anthony Don, 3 James Roberts, 4 William Zillman, 5 David Mead, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Kane Elgey, 8 Luke Douglas, 9 Kierran Moseley, 10 Nate Myles (c), 11 Ryan James, 12 Dave Taylor, 13 Greg Bird, Interchange: 14 Eddy Pettybourne, 15 Agnatius Paasi, 16 Ryan Simpkins, 17 Matt Srama, 18 Matt White, 19 Lachlan Burr
Brisbane Broncos: 1 Jordan Kahu, 2 Corey Oates, 3 Jack Reed, 4 Dale Copley, 5 Lachlan Maranta, 6 Anthony Milford, 7 Ben Hunt, 8 Josh McGuire, 9 Andrew McCullough, 10 Sam Thaiday, 11 Alex Glenn, 12 Matt Gillett, 13 Corey Parker, Interchange: 14 Jarrod Wallace, 15 Mitch Garbutt, 16 Mitchell Dodds, 17 Kodi Nikorima, 18 Francis Molo
On Friday night an improving Gold Coast Titans side will play host to the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium.
With Origin stars Greg Bird and Dave Taylor returning to the club after a drug scandal, the Titans recorded their first win of the season against the Cronulla Sharks last week. Five-eigth Aidan Sezer led the points-tally for the Gold Coast club while playing at the Shire, while captain Nathan Myles led the forward pack as they were threatened in defence after Sezer’s match-winning try.
The Brisbane Broncos on the other hand, have experienced a spectacular season following the arrival of supercoach Wayne Bennett. The Broncos have recorded only one loss this season; against last year’s champions the Rabbitohs. Coming into this clash, young Broncos winger Dale Copley is to be replaced by Justin Hodges and injured forward Adam Blair will be replaced by Sam Thaiday. Blair’s injury looks the most serious after he left Mt Smart Stadium in crutches last week following a 24-16 win.
The Titans have named a line-up almost exact to the team that travelled to Sydney’s south last week, the exception being Hooker Beau Falloon is replaced by Kierran Mosely following a dangerous throw tackle. Josh Hoffman will continue to play in the full-back position after coach Neil Henry moved him there in Round 3.
Prediction Broncos by 4.