The Titans NYC side have tonight held on for one of their best wins of the season, defeating the second-placed Dragons 26-24 at Cbus Super Stadium.
Ben Woolf welcomed back Tyronne Roberts-Davis as well as AJ Brimson who was returning from a hand injury.
It was a first half to remember for the Titans, going into the half-time break leading 20-6.
The Dragons struck first when Zac Lomax crossed to open their account. Lomax then converted his own try to give the red v an early lead.
The remainder of the half was all the home side and Brimson broke the line to score his first of the afternoon. Ethan Roberts converted to level the scores at 6-all.
Winger Jake Sparey finished off a slick shift on the last tackle and went over to score in the north-east corner. Roberts couldn’t convert, with the score now 10-6.
A further two tries were scored, the first of those to Brimson and the Apiata Noema ran a great line to extend the lead. Roberts-Davis took over the kicking duties and converted the fourth try and make the score 20-6.
The Dragons needed to be the next to score and they did so early in the second stanza with back-to-back tries through Tom Angel and Lomax scored his second. The centre converted both and got the score back to 20-18.
A try each continued the topsy-turvy encounter, with the Titans holding on to a two-point lead, 26-24, with 10 minutes to go.
It was a thrilling final 10 minutes with the Dragons having the better of the ball but it was the home side who held on for their
TITANS 26 (Brimson 2, Sparey, Noema, Brownbill Tries; Roberts 1, Roberts-Davis 2 Goals)
DRAGONS 24 (Lomax 2, Willis, Angel Tries; Lomax 4 Goals)
At: Cbus Super Stadium