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A commanding performance last week halted the Sharks’ worrying recent slide, while the Titans suffered a huge blow to their finals hopes despite putting up a brave fight. 

Having dropped their last three games ahead of facing the Rabbitohs in Perth last Saturday, Cronulla eased fears of their season descending to disaster with a 26-16 win that keeps them two points clear of the chasing pack on the edge of the top eight.

While they were excellent for long periods of the win, an 11-minute collapse in the second half which saw them leak three tries will be of huge concern ahead of playing a Gold Coast side who can pile on points when they click.

That ability to generate attack from all over the field saw them remain right in the game against the Warriors in Round 23, despite playing 64 minutes a man down after Moeaki Fotuaika was sent off.

In the end fatigue took its toll, but interim coach Jim Lenihan will have taken plenty of positives from the performance, not least his side’s ball security which saw them complete all but five of their 36 sets.

The Sharks have had it all over the Titans in recent times and head into this clash boasting eight-straight wins over them, stretching back to 2014. PointsBet Stadium however has been a fairly happy hunting ground for the Gold Coast with wins in three of their past five trips. 

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Team News

Sharks: The Sharks are 1-17 with no late changes on game day. After being a late withdrawal from the squad last week with a jaw injury, Kiwi Test winger Ronaldo Mulitalo is back on deck so Mawene Hiroti goes to 18th Man. Jesse Colquhoun returns on the bench in place of Thomas Hazelton, who suffered a concussion against the Rabbitohs.

Titans: No late changes for the Gold Coast, who welcome back captain Tino Fa'asuamaleaui from suspension, with his return seeing him come in as a straight replacement for Moeaki Fotuaika (suspension). Jaimin Jolliffe is back on deck after missing four games with a broken hand. Kruise Leeming comes onto the bench, with Sam Verrills set to miss the rest of the season after the club decided to send him for cleanout surgery on his shoulder. Fullback AJ Brimson is on track to be available in Round 25 after being rested from the Sharks game. 

Team Lists


  • Fullback for Sharks is number 1 Connor Tracey
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
  • Winger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Alofiana Khan-Pereira
  • Centre for Sharks is number 3 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Sharks is number 4 Siosifa Talakai
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Aaron Schoupp
  • Winger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
  • Five-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Braydon Trindall
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Kieran Foran
  • Halfback for Sharks is number 7 Nicholas Hynes
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Tanah Boyd


  • Prop for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jaimin Jolliffe
  • Hooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Chris Randall
  • Prop for Sharks is number 10 Toby Rudolf
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
  • 2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Joe Stimson
  • Lock for Sharks is number 13 Cameron McInnes
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Erin Clark


  • Interchange for Sharks is number 14 Jack Williams
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Kruise Leeming
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 15 Royce Hunt
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 Isaac Liu
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 16 Jesse Colquhoun
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Klese Haas
  • Interchange for Sharks is number 17 Matt Moylan
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Keano Kini


  • Replacement for Sharks is number 19 Tuku Hau Tapuha
    Replacement for Titans is number 18 Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui

Match Officials

  • Referee: Ashley Klein
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

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Stat Attack

  • On average the Sharks make more handling errors (9.6 per game) than any side this season bar the Wests Tigers.
  • As a starting fullback this year Jayden Campbell averages 190 metres per game.
  • The Sharks have won their past eight games against the Titans.
  • The Titans have won only two of their past nine away games.
  • Winger Ronaldo Mulitalo has scored nine tries in his past seven games at PointsBet Stadium.
  • Only three Titans players have won an NRL game at PointsBet Stadium (Kieran Foran, Brian Kelly and Isaac Liu).
  • Sharks interchange Matt Moylan will play his 100th game for the club.

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.