NRL 4 years ago

Titans Stay on Top

  • Titans Stay on Top

The Titans won a hard fought battle against the Broncos 12-8 last night. It was a low scoring game because both sides' defence was tighter than a ducks butt.

The game marked a milestone for both Luke Douglas and Kevin Gordon, who were celebrating their 200th and 100th NRL games respectively. 

Dave Taylor started the game impressively, running around like a headless chook in defence and even picking up a weird intercept while jogging to get back on side.

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The Broncos brought the game to the Titans playing up the middle at break-neck speed. 

Ben Hunt opened up the scoring after creating a linebreak for Alex Glenn. Glenn burst through to find Hunt supporting his own linebreak. Glenn threw the offload to Hunt who jogged across the line.

Things got weird from there.

If the refs got a call right during this game it would have been lonely. Knock-on's were awarded to the wrong team, fictitious forward passes were awarded, blatant forward passes were ignored and dropped balls were penalised as strips.

After three penalties in a row the Broncs decided to take a two-pointer right in front, moving the score to 0-8.

Things were looking a bit rough for us when Anthony Don and Ashley Harrison both had to leave the field injured at the same time but it turned out to be nothing we couldn't handle. 

David Mead got us on the board after he swooped on a Ben Hunt grubber on his own in-goal, shot through the Broncos flimsy defence and legged it 100 metres with Broncos forward Josh McGuire hot on his heels. Sezer converted the try from the sideline to get us within two points of the Broncos. 

The Broncos then did us a big favour, kicking the re-start out on the full.

In the end it was Aidan Sezer that scored the winning try. A bomb was put up exposing Benny Barba's Achille's heel. After the pill bounced Barba made a weak attempt to take it over his head but Sezer surged through, pinched the ball from Barba's grasp and slammed it down for a four-pointer.

Sezer easily converted his own try from right in front.

David Mead got man of the match but I don't know if the Titans would have been able to win without the help of Ben Barba's absolute fear of the high ball or Justin Hodges' butter fingers or perfect off-loads to our boys.

The Titans are still atop the NRL ladder are they becoming the benchmark this season?

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