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The last time these two sides met the Dolphins produced the equal biggest comeback in premiership history, claiming a 28-26 victory at Suncorp Stadium after trailing by 26 points during the first half.

The Titans have had four wins and four losses since in their ensuing eight games to sit in 10th spot while the Dolphins have gone 2-6 since that remarkable afternoon and find themselves four points outside the eight in 12th spot.

Back on their home turf, the Titans will be desperate to block the Round 8 capitulation from their minds and also bounce back from last weekend's close loss against the Raiders.

Interim coach Jim Lenihan will find it tough however, with his frontline forwards David Fifita, Moeaki Fotuaika and skipper Tino Fa'asuamaleaui all on Origin duty, as well as fullback AJ Brimson.

The Dolphins will have their most potent player Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow in Queensland camp so Kodi Nikorima will most likely line up in the No.1 as he did against the Broncos.

On Sunday, the Titans have a big day planned, with the Tweed Seagulls and Redcliffe Dolphins Hostplus Cup side playing in the Liam Hampson Cup as the curtain-raiser match, while there will also be an All Stars charity match between the Titans All Stars and Dolphins All Stars with funds being raised for injured Future Titans and Redcliffe Dolphins player, Joseph Pouniu.

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Team News

Titans: A late positional change with Chris Randall coming into the starting side which will see Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui move to the bench. Randall is likely to start at hooker or lock with Sam Verrills or Isaac Liu shifting to the middle. Winger Phil Sami returns after being a late withdrawal from the Raiders game with a hamstring complaint, so Jojo Fifita goes to the bench. AJ Brimson, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Moeaki Fotuaika and David Fifita are all out on Origin duty. 

Dolphins: Jeremy Marshall-King was ruled out in the 24-hour update as he battles an ongoing shoulder injury, with rookie Harrison Graham promoted to the starting side at hooker. Mark Nicholls will start at prop with Herman Ese'ese moving back to the interchange. Euan Aitken replaces Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow at centre while Jarrod Wallace and Anthony Milford both make their return from suspension.

Team Lists


  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
    Fullback for Dolphins is number 1 Kodi Nikorima
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Alofiana Khan-Pereira
    Winger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne Isaako
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
    Centre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan Aitken
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
    Centre for Dolphins is number 4 Valynce Te Whare
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
    Winger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi Niu
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Kieran Foran
    Five-Eighth for Dolphins is number 6 Isaiya Katoa
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Tanah Boyd
    Halfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan


  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Sam Verrills
    Hooker for Dolphins is number 19 Harrison Graham
  • Prop for Titans is number 14 Chris Randall
    Prop for Dolphins is number 15 Mark Nicholls
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Klese Haas
    2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Connelly Lemuelu
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Joe Stimson
    2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Isaac Liu
    Lock for Dolphins is number 13 Ray Stone


  • Interchange for Titans is number 10 Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui
    Interchange for Dolphins is number 10 Herman Ese'ese
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Erin Clark
    Interchange for Dolphins is number 14 Josh Kerr
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Jojo Fifita
    Interchange for Dolphins is number 16 Anthony Milford
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jacob Alick-Wiencke
    Interchange for Dolphins is number 17 Jarrod Wallace


  • Replacement for Titans is number 19 Keano Kini
    Replacement for Dolphins is number 22 Kurt Donoghoe

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Adam Gee

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Stat Attack

  • Following the conclusion on Round 18, Dolphins winger Jamayne Isaako is the leading pointscorer in the competition with 160 scored with 14 tries and 52 goals.
  • The Titans have won five of their past seven games at Cbus Super Stadium.
  • The Dolphins rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the Titans in Round 8.
  • Titans halfback Tanah Boyd has kicked 24 goals from 26 attempts at Cbus Super Stadium in 2023.
  • The Dolphins have conceded 160 points in their past four games.
  • Alofiana Khan-Pereira has scored five tries in five games at Cbus Super Stadium.

Stats supplied by David Middleton, League Information Services, author of the official annual of the NRL.

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.