Rd 22 - NYC Preview
The Gold Training Titans under 20s will be looking to put last week’s close loss against the Sharks behind them as they take on the 11th placed New Zealand Warriors side on Sunday.
The young Titans are currently sitting behind the Warriors on the competition ladder and a win could see them join their rivals from across the ditch on 20 competition points.
Leading the Titans charge is young prop Max King who had was a standout in last week’s loss to the Sharks. King crossed for two tries, made four tackle-busts, ran for over 100 metres and put in a strong defensive effort with 32 tackles.
King comes from a long pedigree of rugby league players with his dad, Dave King playing for the Gold Coast Seagulls in the early 90’s and his grandfather, Johnny King who was an Australian International player and grand final-winner for the St George side in the 60’s.
For the Warriors, the team will be on a high after pulling off the upset of the year last week after ending the Panthers 20 match winning streak with a 30-28 victory.
Still in contention for the top-eight, the Warriors will be looking towards their captain Sheldon Pitama. The hard-working hooker is leading the Warriors season for highest average tackler per match on 32.5 but is also dangerous in attack setting up 8 tries for the year.
In a battle of 11 v 12 it is set to be classic encounter with kick-off ay 11.45am.