Gold Coast Titans 28 def Newcastle Knights 22
A stunning last ditch tackle from Titans centre Matt Rogers prevented Knights forward Cory Paterson from scoring with 30 seconds remaining. The bullocking Knights prop looked absolutely certain to score, and send the game into golden point – with Rogers save one for the ages. Rogers getting under the ball and lifting the prop back into the field of play.
In a match that went tit for tat in terms of tries, the Titans were hampered by early injury to Preston Campbell and a case of the dropsies for the returning fullback. The Titans have also lost Anthony Laffranchi for at least a month, due to the right knee damage.
The Titans have now won 4 NRL games in succession and continue to surprise everyone. The new club overcoming depth problems and continuing to bag wins.
Sideshow Bob Matt Petersen scored a triple swag of tries, and goes into the history books as the first to get a triple for the young club.
For the Knights, coach Brian Smith was still pleased with the effort. The Knights were hit heavily by injuries with up to 5 players having needles before the match to get on to the field. They toiled hard, and the halves combination of Walsh and Mullen continues to build.
The Titans face the NZ Warriors next week and the Knights face the Rabbits at EA Stadium.