MATCH REPORT | Gold Coast Titans 12 – 34 Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane piled more misery on the hapless Titans, winning 34-12 in front of 16,201 fans at CBUS Super Stadium.


The Broncos made it two on the trot, convincingly beating the Titans on Saturday night.

The game was over at half time as the visitors took a 28-6 lead into the sheds after a masterclass from their halves Darius Boyd, Jake Turpin, and fullback Anthony Milford.

Winger Corey Oates opened the scoring with a 90-metre intercept to give the Broncos a 6-0 lead.

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Brisbane scored three times while Titans fullback Michael Gordon sat in the sin bin for a professional foul on David Fifita in the 19th minute, but it was the incident involving Pangai that could cost himself and the team dearly.

Sprinting downfield to put some pressure on Gold Coast winger Phillip Sami, Pangai lazily collected Sami high; he was sent to the bin and placed on report in the 27th minute.

Gordon was in everything during the first half as he scored the home side’s first try of the night in the 34th minute, running a nice line to push Milford out of the way and give his side some belief.

A superb backline play from Brisbane saw Jamayne Isaako score in the 40th minute to all but seal Brisbane’s win.

Nothing changed after the break as the Broncos had their way with their little brothers to run away with the game 34-12.

Milford was fantastic all night long in terrorising the Titans, which was on show when he made several defenders miss to score underneath the posts for the last try of the night. His return to fullback makes him so much more dangerous. The Broncos are a better football team as he is getting his hands on the ball more, which creates many chances to attack.

It doesn’t get much easier for the Titans next week when they travel down to Sydney to take on the Roosters at the SCG, while the Broncos will host the Storm on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.


Silly Tevita

With 50 carryover points, any charge by the match review committee would result in Pangai spending time on the sidelines and prevent him from taking part in next Friday’s blockbuster clash with the first placed Melbourne Storm.

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Lucky 13 for Oates

Oates’ first try of the night was his 13th for the season, which sees him sit second in the competition behind the Eels’ Maika Sivo and the Warriors’ Ken Maumalo. For a man his size he sure knows how to find the white line; he’s a fantastic player.

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Injuries Hit Both Teams Hard

The Broncos’ Alex Glenn will surely miss some football over the next few weeks as he didn’t to feature in the second half due to a groin strain while the Titans lost Sami (concussion) and Copley (leg) to go with Brian Kelly who pulled out of playing the game due to illness.

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So Close yet so far for Wallace

Jarrod Wallace had the crowd roaring when he charged down a Broncos kick. He picked up the ball and was charging to the try line, though as he tried to beat Andrew McCullough to the line he lost the ball. The crowd let out a massive sigh, lamenting what could have been.

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Gold Coast Titans 12
Tries: Michael Gordon, Anthony Don
Goals: Gordon 2/2

Brisbane Broncos 34
Tries: Kotoni Staggs (2), Corey Oates, Matthew Lodge, Jamayne Isaako, Anthony Milford
Goals: Isaako 5/7


Gold Coast Titans: 1. Michael Gordon 22. Anthony Don 3. Kallum Watkins 2. Dale Copley 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Alexander Brimson 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jack Stockwell 11. Kevin Proctor 17. Sam Stone 13. Jai Whitbread. Interchange: 12. Bryce Cartwright 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Leilani Latu.

Brisbane Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 13. Tevita Pangai Junior 15. Joe Ofahengaue. Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro  16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Pat Carrigan 18. Keenan Palasia.



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