Aquis Gold Coast Titans captain Ryan James has warned his side not to be complacent in defence this Saturday when they face the Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium.
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Whilst the Warriors are coming off a loss to the Eels in Sydney last week, James knows how hungry they will be to turn it around, and to do that, he knows they will be happy to throw the ball around in attack.
“They just seem to make you make more tackles,” James said. “You think the tackle is done and then they will throw an offload and you end up making three tackles where it should have been one.
“We just need to make sure we wrap up the ball this weekend and really work on that because if they start doing that and you have to keep tackling again and making 10 tackles in a set instead of six, it’s going to be a long night again.”
Last time these two sides met, the Warriors completed at 86% and had eight offloads in their 28-22 win over the Titans, in Auckland.
The Titans will be boosted by the inclusion of Jarryd Hayne, Nathan Peats, Konrad Hurrell and Anthony Don who all missed the match against the Warriors but will be fit and ready to go on Saturday.
James knows the importance when it comes to the next block of games and believes if his side can get a fair weight of possession, that will help them be in games.
“It’s hard to be in the game when they have got so much possession.
“Still managed to be up at halftime (last week) but you come into the sheds a bit down on fatigue and you come out and you’re not as fresh as them and in the end they ended up having more ball and that ended up being the game.”