Competition - NYC Premiership 
Round - Round 05
Teams – Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos
Date – 1st April 2016 
Venue – Cbus Super Stadium, Robina, QLD 
Photographer – Charles Knight

NYC PREVIEW: v Roosters

Titans Gold Training NYC coach Ben Woolf has been forced to make some late changes to his team to play Sydney Roosters today.

Second-rower Shane Wright is out due to the shoulder injury that has been worrying him since the pre-season so Kelepi Faukafa has been promoted to the starting side from the bench.

Ty Barry has been put back to fullback with Tyrone Roberts-Davis moving to the wing, making way for two debutants in the halves in Josh Ralph and Braydon McMahon.

Ralph is four games back from a stint on the sidelined after suffering a medial ligament tear in the off-season and has been playing for Tweed colts while McMahon has been in good form for Burleigh Colts.

Woolf is still yet to decide his bench.

The Roosters provide a tough challenge for the Titans whose early season form has slipped in recent weeks. Fullback Jayden Nikorima, their signing from the Broncos who has dropped back from the Roosters NRL side, has a big game last weekend and is a big threat.

So too is winger Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, the younger brother of Roger.

NOTE: The match starts at 4.30pm and not 4.45pm as appears in Big League magazine.

 

The Titans team is:

Tye Barry

Tyronne Roberts-Davis

Brian Kelly

Greg Leleisiuao

Phillip Sami / Christian Mika

Brayden McMahon

Josh Ralph

Kurt Bernard

Corey Manicaros

Max King

Jed Cartwright

Kelepi Faukafa

Morgan Boyle

INTERCHANGE

Jordan Scott

Nathan Watts

Simione Fatafehi

Phillip Sami / Christian Mika