LATE MAIL: Simpkins to debut
LATE MAIL: Ryan Simpkins, the Titans initial under-20s captain, will make his club NRL debut for the club today after being called into the 17 to replace Matt Robinson. That's the only late change to either side. Earlier in the week Anthony Don was called in to replace Kevin Gordon who broke his nose fielding a high kick during Wednesday's training session.
Simpkins, the 26-year-old Tugun/Currumbin junior, played 27 first grade games in his three seasons at Penrith before returning to the Gold Coast near the end of last year.
Panthers are 1-17 as selected.
Kick-off 4.30pm NSW, 3.30pm in Queensland. 25 degrees and sunny at Bathurst after seven degrees overnight. Healthy crowd building as we near kick-off.