It is not often that you see a rookie dominate more experienced opposition players, but Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has no problems in trampling over the top of them – with the rookie starring in the Warriors big win over a poor Gold Coast Titans outfit.
Although his night was soured by an apparent ankle injury, that forced him to leave the field – the Warriors said that he merely stayed off as a precaution, with Warriors coach Brian McClennan saying that the Hurrellicane was in no doubt for next weeks game.
“Last I saw he was going around hugging people in the crowd,” McClennan said.
“He seemed to be pretty happy. He’ll be fine.
“He’s a good young talent. It’s good for our game when good young talent like him comes through.”
The Titans, who were without three of their Origin stars were at one stage well and truly in the game, courtesy of three quick tries – before the Warriors kicked away to make the scoreline unflattering.
Despite the lack of Origin players however, Titans coach John Cartwright refused to pinpoint that as the reason behind the loss – instead citing his side’s horrific completion rate of lower than 30 percent in the second half.
“You’re taught from when you’re a four year old how to catch a footy,” he said.
“That’s what we didn’t do.”
Titans captain Scott Prince echoed the comments of his coach, with the Titans 14 errors coming mostly in the second half.
“It just felt like we were a different footy team in that second half,” he said.
“A completion rate like that ….. it doesn’t matter who you play. You’re going to put yourselves under heaps of pressure.”
To make matters more complicated for the Titans, centre Beau Champion may have possibly re-injured his ankle, although this time, it may require surgery.