The signs initially didn’t look good for Prince who was forced off the field following a heavy tackle from Tigers prop Keith Galloway.
It didn’t look good initially with Scott Prince telling Titans trainer Trevor Gillmeister, “I think I’ve broken my collarbone”.
As Prince was cleared to return in the second half, many wondered whether or not he would still remain effective, and he showed that the pain didn’t do anything to stop him from setting up tries, after he put Kevin Gordon over the line in the 58th minute.
In what is expected to be the last home game for retiring stalwart Mat Rogers, the Titans saw their 13-0 lead evaporate, thus ruling out any possible chance of a home final.
With the Tigers already guaranteed a home final, they looked very flat in the first half, as the Titans came out all guns blazing, before the Tigers stormed back in the second half to reduce the deficit to a point at 13-12 in front of a 26,103.
The Tigers had a chance to win the game, but a Benji Marshall pass on the siren went out of touch, thus resulting in a loss for the Tigers.
The game wasn’t finished there however, with a push and shove between Benji Marshall, and Titans prop Matt White, almost resulting in an all-in brawl.
Despite having inspirational halfback return to the field, the Titans players were dropping like flies after both Brad Meyers, Ashley Harrison and Steve Michaels going off with rib, nose and AC joint injuries respectively.
â€œThey were game ending injuries but we had to keep them out there,â€ Titans coach John Cartwright said.
Prince later confirmed that he did indeed suffer a injury, but that he played through the pain for the team.
â€œIt was pretty sore. I thought the worst (when he came off the field) but the positive thing is that I can’t do any more damage,â€ Prince said.
â€œThat puts me in a good frame of mind.â€
Wests Tigers coach took heart from their second-half performance and praised his side for maintaining their superior points difference over the Titans.
â€œWhat could have gone wrong did in the first half,â€ he said.
â€œBut credit to them, they came out and competed – they showed plenty of courage.â€