The Gold Coast Titans have reclaimed second spot and underlined their premiership credentials with a stellar win over the Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium.

In a game played at frenetic pace, it was second-half tries from Bodene Thompson and Clinton Toopi that set up the 23-14 win for the Titans.

Despite the win, Titans coach John Cartwright is not getting carried away, as he would prefer if his side could fly under the radar and escape the media’s wrath.

“We know we are in the finals and where we finish is up to us,” Cartwright said.

“I suppose when people say you fly under the radar it means no-one rates you, but I doubt if any of the boys read the Sydney media so we will just get on with what we are doing.

While the Titans are now guaranteed a home final, the Roosters, having lost three games on the trot, are now in danger of missing out on a home final and on the finals altogether.

The Roosters started off the better side, but they couldn’t match the intensity that the Titans showed late on in the game, and that ultimately led to their loss.

There was something to celebrate for the Roosters however despite the loss, with Anthony Minichello scoring his 100th try for the Roosters.

He is now only 5 tries away from breaking Bill Mullen’s record 0f 105 tries for the club.

Despite the loss, Roosters coach Brian Smith is still remaining positive and says that the signs are there to show that his side can return to its best very soon.

“It wasn’t the right result but we did some very good things,” Smith said.

“We have got some work to do but I ask our supporters to remember where we were three weeks ago when we were carving it up.

By ricky

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