Christian Hazard is out of today's under-20s clash with Penrith, and will be replaced by Daniel Schwass at five-eighth. In the only other change Francis Fifita will start in the second row with Caleb Morehu dropping to the bench.
The last time the iSelect Gold Coast Titans met the Panthers things didn’t go exactly as planned, so they will he out to maike amends today.
“We didn’t test them enough in attack to score points,” coach Ben Woolf said.
However the team has come a long way and have improved much of their game.
“The boys are learning to play tougher and hang in there better. They've had a few games where they've manage to hold their defence line for repeat sets. They are also grinding their games a lot better,” Woolf said.
With Oshea Tuiasau out due to a torn medial ligament off the bone and a dislocated knee cap, with surgery happening this week, Harrison Hughes will fill the position.
“We just need to control the play to ball speed and make sure we get our “A” defenders out there and force them to go around us instead of through us. If we can build on what we finished with the Warriors there is definitely a chance of getting a win”
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 Panthers is:
1 – Jahrome Hughes (capt)
2 – Rory Humphries
3 - Jaiden Hawkes
4 – Connor Broadhurst
5 – Zac Spring
21 – Daniel Schwass
7 – Kane Elgey (capt)
8 – Harrison Hughes
9 - Deacon Fletcher
10 – Mitch Sharp
11 – Caleb Morehu
12 – Anthony Colman
13 - Parahi Wilson
14 – Nathan Portelli
15 – Francis Fafita
16 – Jackson Clarke
17 – Karl Lawton