Titans overpowered by Knights
Sunday 30 June 2013 3:45 PM
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans have suffered a disappointing 46-16 loss to the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium today.
In a horror opening 40 minutes, the Titans conceded 36 points and also lost star centre Jamal Idris to a possible broken ankle as the home side ran riot.
The loss of Idris forced a series of positional changes, with Albert Kelly switching to fullback, William Zillman into the centres and rookie hooker Sam Irwin moving to halfback - making it even harder for the Titans to stop the Knights' momentum.
The Knights exteded their lead in the second half as Newcastle winger James McManus scored his fourth try of the day and Jarrod Mullen also crossed to give the Knights a 46-0 lead before the Titans reduced the margin with three late tries.
Titans winger Kevin Gordon registered his side's first points of the day with 12 minutes remaining when he intercepted a Knights kick and raced 90m to score.
Tries to Greg Bird and David Mead reduced the final winning margin to 30 points and gave Titans fans something to cheer about.
It was an uncharacteristic performance from the Titans in what marked the club's biggest loss of the season. The Titans also suffered a 30-6 loss to the Knights at Skilled Park earlier this year.
The Titans remain in fifth position on the ladder, pending tonight's clash between the Sharks (6th spot) and Cowboys.
The Titans will head into a week-long camp in Darwin tomorrow ahead of the club's transferred home game against the Panthers on Saturday night.
iSelect Titans playmaker Beau says he has overcome the toughest part of his recovery from a knee reconstruction as he looks to get back on track in the NRL in 2014.
Some of the Gold Coast's biggest sports stars will go head-to-head on the golf course next week for the ultimate Clash of the Codes charity golf event at the Palmer Colonial in Robina.
Titans extend partnership with GCJRL clubs
The iSelect Gold Coast Titans will continue its strong association with Gold Coast Junior Rugby League (GCJRL) clubs in 2014 with the announcement of the club’s player ambassador program for next season.