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The cavalry is arriving for the Gold Coast Titans ahead of their closed-door clash with Parramatta at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday, with injured stars Moeaki Fotuaika, Shannon Boyd and AJ Brimson all named on an extended interchange bench to take on the Eels.

Coach Justin Holbrook has chosen a largely unchanged line-up for the Titans’ first home game of the season, with the return of Brian Kelly to the centres and Tyrone Peachey moving to the interchange bench the only changes to the starting team from last weekend’s game in Canberra.

A promising 6-all second half against the Raiders and the potential return of three big guns in Fotuaika, Boyd and Brimson will give the Titans plenty of impetus as they look to open their account for 2020 in the unique setting of a locked-out Cbus Super Stadium.

Fotuaika, last year’s Paul Broughton Medal winner as the Titans Player of the Year, will be a huge inclusion for his first game of the year after a long off-season spent repairing the damage to his wrist and knee suffered during his heroic 2019 campaign.

Boyd played in the Titans’ first trial match against the Burleigh Bears, but has been eased into the season proper as scar tissue from off-season shoulder surgery continues to settle.

Brimson meanwhile is itching to get back on the park after a disrupted start to the year caused by stress fractures in his back that were aggravated while playing in the NRL Nines in Perth.

Jaimin Jolliffe, who impressed for the Titans in his NRL debut last week against the Raiders, and Sam Stone will provide additional cover on the bench alongside Nathan Peats and Jai Whitbread.

A reminder to Titans Members, fans and supporters that this game at Cbus Super Stadium will be locked-out to spectators, in line with the Australian Government’s directions on crowds in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The match will be broadcast live on Fox League, and streamed through Kayo and the NRL app.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Phillip Sami
    Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
    Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Kallum Watkins
    Centre for Eels is number 3 Michael Jennings
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Dale Copley
    Winger for Eels is number 5 Blake Ferguson
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Roberts
    Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Ashley Taylor
    Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
    Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
    Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 16 Tyrone Peachey
    2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Ryan Matterson
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
    Lock for Eels is number 13 Nathan Brown

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Nathan Peats
    Interchange for Eels is number 14 Brad Takairangi
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jai Whitbread
    Interchange for Eels is number 15 Marata Niukore
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Interchange for Eels is number 16 Kane Evans
  • Interchange for Titans is number 18 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Interchange for Eels is number 17 Peni Terepo

Match Officials

  • Referee: Henry Perenara
  • Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Nick Morel
  • Video Referee: Bryan Norrie
  • Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy

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