After a tough loss against the Broncos last week the iSelect Gold Coast Titans under-20s are looking for their first home game win tomorrow night against the Warriors.
"I'd like the boys to play with enthusiasm, and show the crowd that we have the ability to grind out a tough win," coach Ben Woolf said.
The Warriors, who are seventh on the Holden Cup ladder, are known as a big, strong team who have won the National Youth League in 2010 and 2011.
“The main thing that we've been working on this week has been controlling the play to ball speed. That and being good defensively will help us compete and win,” Woolf said.
Zac Spring returns for the Titans in the wing, however teammate Brian Kelly, who is suffering from an ankle injury, will not.
Woolf said: “Kelly is still a few weeks out, we're hoping to have him back after the bye.”
Rory Humphreys, who made his debut as a winger last week, played well after filling in for Kelly and retains the spot for tomorrow night's game.
Other players who will sit out due to injury are Ethan Price and Junior Marsters but second-rower Caleb Morehu returns from concussion on the bench. The iSelect Gold Coast Titans under-20s take the field at 3:10 pm followed by the NRL game at 5:30 pm.
The Holden Cup side to play the Warriors are:
1 – Jahrome Hughes (capt)
2 – Rory Humphreys
3 - Jaiden Hawkes
4 – Connor Broadhurst
5 – Zac Spring
6 – Christian Hazard
7 – Kane Elgey (capt)
8 – Oshea Tuiasau
9 - Deacon Fletcher
10 – Mitch Sharp
11 – Harrison Hughes
12 – Anthony Colman
13 - Parahi Wilson
15 – Nathan Portelli
16 – Caleb Morehu
18 – Daniel Schwass
19 – Jackson Briskey-Luscombe