Titans wary of depleted Panthers
Still stinging from a 40-0 hiding in Round 2, Titans players insist they won't be underestimating a Panthers outfit decimated by injuries when the two teams clash at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
While the Gold Coast camp is buoyant after posting their highest points total in close to two years, the Panthers have been very much left licking their wounds with confirmation that centre – and former Titan – Jamal Idris has suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Back-rower Elijah Taylor is also in doubt to face the Titans with a knee injury while Dean Whare is not expected to be rushed back from a hamstring strain that kept him out of Penrith's 22-12 win over Manly last weekend.
With primary playmakers Jamie Soward (back) and Peter Wallace (knee) also not expected to make the trip to the Gold Coast the Panthers will have a much different look to them to the team that routed the Titans in Bathurst.
Read the full story and what Aidan Sezer and Lachlan Burr had to say on the NRL's website: