Widdop’s injury a talking point as Titans battle hard to defeat undermanned Storm side

Aidan Sezer

With both sides missing Origin players, it was sure to be an interesting contest and with the Gold Coast Titans coming out on top and prevailing 18-12, the talking point post-game was not the game itself, but rather a nasty injury for Melbourne Storm five-eighth Gareth Widdop.

Running the ball up and being tackled, Widdop fell and immediately knew something was wrong, clutching at his leg and screaming in pain and agony on the ground.

With uncertainty at the time over the injury, it was later revealed that the in-form five-eighth suffered a dislocated hip, an injury similar to the one Chris Lawrence had at the Tigers a couple of years back.

Widdop was taken to Robina hospital during the game, with the club hopeful it was a clean dislocation.

“Hopefully it’s a clean dislocation, there’s no fractures,” Bellamy said.

“Dependent on that will be how long he’s going to take.

“He’s in a lot of pain and the online blackjack wiki boys are really feeling for him at the moment.”

On the game itself, it was all up to a young and promising Storm player by the name of Ben Hampton to perform and step up and he did just that, as the debutant proved his NRL value with a solid performance.

The game itself was like a see-saw, as both sides had opportunities to extend the lead or take the lead but could not do so, but the Titans managed to hold on.

What pleased Titans coach John Cartwright, was that his side was able to hold on and win despite a poor completion rate in the first half.

“I thought it would be pretty tough,” Cartwright said.

“I knew they’d come here and work on spoiling and trying to grind a win out but that was the pleasing thing, we weathered that and found a way to score points.”

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