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Cronulla travel to Queensland for a second consecutive week to take on a Titans side on Sunday who finally tasted some success last week after five consecutive losses. 

The Sharks themselves hit another Suncorp Stadium road block with a lacklustre performance against the Raiders to slump to second loss at the venue.

Cronulla's attack was off compared to previous weeks with Nicho Hynes' move to fullback and the suspensions of Will Kennedy and Jesse Ramien clearly rattling the side's cohesion with the ball. 

Gold Coast enjoyed their first win in more than a month to set up an intriguing match to end round 11 with the Titans continuing a six-week block where they won't leave Queensland until June 18.

With three home games in the next four matches, the Titans will be looking to climb up the ladder and get into the top eight.

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The Rundown

Team news

Titans: The home side are 1-17. Sam McIntyre accepted a $1000 fine for a dangerous contact charge and will be free to take his place on the bench. Brian Kelly will be 18th man.

Sharks: There are no late changes for the visitors. Lachlan Miller will make his first grade debut in the No.1 jersey after previously representing Australia in rugby sevens. Nicho Hynes returns to the halves alongside Matt Moylan. Dale Finucane (knee) is out, replaced by Royce Hunt at prop with Cameron McInnes remaining at lock. Wade Graham has been promoted to start with Teig Wilton moving back to the interchange. Andrew Fifita will play his 200th game for the club.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
    Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Lachlan Miller
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Corey Thompson
    Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Phillip Sami
    Centre for Sharks is number 3 Connor Tracey
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Esan Marsters
    Centre for Sharks is number 4 Siosifa Talakai
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
    Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander Brimson
    Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Matt Moylan
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Toby Sexton
    Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Nicholas Hynes

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Sharks is number 8 Toby Rudolf
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
    Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Jarrod Wallace
    Prop for Sharks is number 10 Royce Hunt
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Isaac Liu
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
    2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
    Lock for Sharks is number 13 Cameron McInnes

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
    Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Aiden Tolman
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Braydon Trindall
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Herman Ese'ese
    Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Teig Wilton
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Sam McIntyre
    Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Andrew Fifita

Reserves

  • Replacement for Titans is number 21 Brian Kelly
    Replacement for Sharks is number 18 Kade Dykes

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Key match-up

Jayden Campbell v Lachlan Miller: A young gun who returned from injury with a bang last week up against a man on debut looking to make his mark in the NRL. Campbell produced a whopping 261 metres in last week's golden point win over the Dragons and made the Titans look dangerous on both sides of the field in an area that has been sorely missed in his absence. Cronulla's call to move Nicho Hynes back to the halves gives Miller an opportunity to show his worth. His ability to link with the halves and backline will be key to the side's attack, along with his kick return yardage.

Stat Attack

The Sharks pound-for-pound have strength across the park with their tackle breaks numbers (354) dominating the competition. The Titans (318) aren't far behind on the individual front. Cronulla also lead in decoy runs with 517 with the Titans (412) ranked sixth. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.