It seems as though the Titans’ free-fall plunge to rock bottom has finally been completed. Gold Coast managed to blow a lead over the Parramatta Eels last night and ended up losing 18-24. Then it has been revealed today that the Titans are now squarely in the cross-hairs of an NRL investigation over an alleged $400,000 anomaly in their books.
Gold Coast seemed to have it over the Eels in spades for the majority of the game last night but then Jarryd Hayne pulled his finger out and did some work. Sadly for the Titans nothing short of a crowbar to the knee will stop Hayne when he actually decides to do some work and play some footy.
Dave Taylor was prolific with a try and 18 runs worth more mileage than a used car. James Roberts again showed he’s clearly got jets cleverly installed somewhere in his boots with a speedy try just before full-time but it was a futile enterprise because the Eels had us beat. Taylor and Roberts are proving to be one king-hell of a centre pairing.
Outside of the loss the Titans, like the Broncos earlier this year, dobbed themselves in after possible discrepancies were noticed littered throughout their books between 2012 and 2013. So now the Titans are the second Queensland club being investigated for possible salary cap hiccups.
This just heaps more troubles on the Gold Coast after riding high atop the ladder earlier in the year and then executing a spectacular fall from grace after a string of high profile injuries. There was also the Paul Carter drink driving fiasco as well as Cody Nelson being caught up in the NRL’s sweeping betting probe.
If it could go wrong this year it pretty much did.
Is this just one more disaster in a string of destruction for the Titans this year?