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History of the derby: Five of the top clashes

It's fair to say the Macca's Local Derby between the Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos is arguably the biggest two matches of the year for both clubs.

Essentially 'big brother' versus 'little brother' in South East Queensland, it's always created plenty of rivalry when both teams travel up and down the M1 for bragging rights.

There is further motivation for the Titans for their home clash, after the Broncos powered home strong to victory after trailing on their beloved turf, taking bragging rights into this big Saturday night blockbuster at Cbus Super Stadium.

The pair have played off on 32 occasions; the Titans winning 10 and the Broncos claiming 22 victories - although, the Gold Coast has won three of the past five meetings between the duo.

As anticipation builds for this exciting clash - the last Queensland derby before a new team from the sunshine state enters the fray, look back at some of the epic clashes that saw the Gold Coast claim classic wins against their arch rivals.

Round 5, 2007

There was nothing better than beating the Broncos in the first ever local derby, which despite being a Titans home game, was played at Suncorp Stadium in front of a near full-house of 47,686 people.

It was a pretty close contest in the first 40 minutes, with the Coast heading into the sheds narrowly up 12-6; although, the second half was a completely different story as they romped home to a comprehensive 28-16 victory, which included an incredible Brett Delaney double to kick-start the iconic rivalry.

Round 20, 2009

By the second meeting of the pair in 2009, the Broncos had won three local derbies to the Titans' two by this stage, although the Gold Coast proudly squared the ledger this night at home... doing most of the work in the first half to lead 22-2.

Tries to Kevin Gordon, Ashley Harrison, Michael Henderson, Mark Minichello, Scott Prine and Esikeli Tonga helped guide the blue and gold to a 34-18 victory over Brisbane, which at the time really helped push the Titans up the ladder.

Round 20, 2012

A true arm-wrestle with the Titans only two wins outside the top eight and inspired to play finals footy, they dug deep in front of the home fans for this clash.

Will Zillman led the charge with some electrifying plays out the back to draw level 6-6 at the break, before an eight-point try to Luke Bailey in the second half helped the home side to a 14-10 victory in an absolute classic at Cbus Super Stadium, keeping the Coast's finals dreams alive and once again, getting their first victory over their big brothers since that famous victory above back in 2009.

Round 6, 2014

Having a number of tight contests against the Broncos through the years, this one was another close affair between the two Queensland clubs.

A true gritty bout, the Broncos led 6-0 at half-time and further extended their lead with a Corey Parker penalty goal moments after the break, but this is when the Titans kicked into gear with a flurry of four-pointers to ice victory.

David Mead kick-started the party in the 60th minute before Aidan Sezer confirmed the two competition points with a try of his own in the 73rd minute, with his pin-point boot helping to a narrow 12-8 win at Cbus Super Stadium, much to the delight of plenty of home fans. 

Round 4, 2018

One of the more recent derby clashes between the pair, this was a night out for the Titans and to make it even better, it was up at Suncorp Stadium in front of plenty of Broncos fans.

The night can be summed up with one name... Phil Sami.

The flyer delivered a delicious hat-trick, which began from basically the opening whistle as he scored in the first minute of the game.

The Gold Coast led 16-8 at the break, but further tries across the night to Dale Copley and Anthony Don ensured it was one-way traffic for the Coast to take the two competition points back down the highway.

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.