Titans Members and fans will be treated to a season opening fixture for season 2018 when Ricky Stuart’s Canberra Raiders travel to Cbus Super Stadium for a Sunday, 5.30pm kick-off, on March 11. The 2018 NRL season draw was today confirmed and having a home match to kickstart the season is exactly what the fans were hoping for.
Some benefits of the 2018 draw for members and fans include the complete scheduling of the season, allowing everyone to lock in events and travel for matches they wish to attend. The other being that the Titans have been scheduled only one Friday night home match, allowing families and people from out of town a greater opportunity to attend more games on either Saturday or Sunday.
As announced last week, Round 3 (v Dragons) will be played in Toowoomba and Round 5 (v Sea-Eagles) will take place in Gladstone, due to the fact that Cbus Super Stadium will be used during the Commonwealth Games.
The Titans then return to Cbus Super Stadium in Round 8, tackling the Cronulla Sharks in a 5.30pm Saturday match. After defeating the 2016 Premiers twice last season, it’s sure to be a mouth-watering clash and in a timeslot that Gold Coast locals love.
Round 11 will be the next home match, against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. With the Knights recruiting strongly, including the likes of Kalyn Ponga, Connor Watson and Chris Heighington, the novacastrians are certainly going to be a better side than in seasons past.
It’ll be another three-week gap before the Rabbitohs come to town in Round 14 for a Friday night (7.50pm kick-off) clash.
A match that all Titans members look forward to is the home match against the Brisbane Broncos and we’ll be welcoming them in Round 17 for Sunday afternoon (4.10pm) footy.
It’ll be back-to-back home matches with the Roosters heading north for a Sunday evening, 6.30pm kick-off.
Another must attend match occurs in Round 20 with the New Zealand Warriors on the Gold Coast for a Sunday afternoon, 2pm match.
Round 22 will see Anthony Griffin bring his side from the foot of the mountains to the beaches of the Gold Coast for a Saturday afternoon, 3pm, match.
The final two home matches of the year will see a number of the game’s legends come to town and are almost ‘must attend’ matches with the Storm (Round 24) and Cowboys (Round 25) coming to Cbus Super Stadium. With Billy Slater and Cameron Smith leading the Storm in what may be their final year, it’ll then be one of the final legs of the Johnathan Thurston farewell tour the following week with the Cowboys for a 5.30pm match.