After being discarded by the Broncos mid-season, Michaels wasÂ a man on a mission, and part of that mission was complete with a two-try, tw0 try-assist performance to give the Titans the crucial win needed to remain in the top 4.
The win moves the Titans up to second, and they are now almost assured a home-semi come finals time.
Told to leave the Broncos by current coach Ivan Henjak, Michaels stamped himself as integral part of the Titans backline in just his fifth game for the Titans.
On the opposite end of the coin, the Cowboys look to be in dire straits slumping to their third straight loss and possibly losing England bound Luke O’ Donnell to a medial ligament strain.
It was the Gold-Coast born centre Michaels who stole the show however.
“He is the buy of the year for anyone I think”, says coach John Cartwright.
“He’s got it all for me.Â He’s tough, he’s a competitor and he does all the little things well”.
Henry was less than optimistic with O’ Donnell’s chances of returning.
“If it’s a grade two, that would unfortunately be his last game for the club”.
“He’s been tremendous for the club for a long time just for quality of what he does on the field alone”.
The game was marred by a fight however with both LOD and Titans hooker Nathan Friend being sent to the sin-bin after a scuffle.
In another possible blow to the Cowboys, rising star Dane Hogan was placed on report for a dangerous tackle.