Season highlight number three for 2016 is the Round 11 match against the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium. It was very much a tit-for-tat match scores being level at a number of different stages throughout the match.
It was the first game in Titans colours for Nathan Peats, who was a mid-season transfer from the Parramatta Eels and whilst he started on the interchange, there was excitement from all Titans fans.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak opened the scoring for the Panthers off the back of a 40/20 attempt from Peter Wallace but scores were levelled up shortly after when Greg Brid crossed in the 15th minute.
A try to each side before the break had scores level at 12-all at the 40-minute mark. A Jamie Soward penalty goal was followed by an acrobatic try to Josh Mansour in the 58th minute, before Peats went over for his first try in Titans colours, six minutes later.
Panthers prop Leilani Latu scored his first NRL try in the 70th minute in what the Panthers thought may have been the match-winner. Five minutes later halfback Ash Taylor took the line on and managed to poke his nose through, enough to score and level it all up at 24-all.
With two minutes remaining the Titans chose to throw the ball around and it ended up in the hands of Anthony Don who ran 20m to go over and score in the south-west corner of Pepper Stadium and claim victory for the Titans.
Gold Coast Titans 28 (Greg Bird, Agnatius Paasi, Nathan Peats, Ash Taylor, Anthony Don tries; Tyrone Roberts 2, Ash Taylor 2 goals) defeated Penrith Panthers 24 (Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Tyrone Peachey, Josh Mansour, Leilani Latu tries; Jamie Soward 4 goals) at Pepper Stadium. Crowd: 11,210.