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Key three: Kini continues hot streak as ill discipline and poor ball control cost Titans

Ill discipline and poor ball control has cost the Titans, with the Tigers claiming a 18 points to 10 win at Leichhardt oval.  

The Gold Coast side took a 10-6 lead into halftime, but cost themselves any chance of victory with a host of errors throughout the final 40 minutes.  

On a miserable afternoon in Sydney, here are some positives to take away as a Titans fan: 

Kini continues hot form at the back

Kini returns it with interest

In just his 13th NRL start, Keano Kini now has a place in Titans history. At the time of writing, stats showed Kini with 318 run metres, breaking the club record (315 metres held by Jayden Campbell).  

With a run of games now at fullback, Keano Kini seeming gets better game on game. The young excitement machine was again a threat each time he touched the ball. By halftime, he’d notched 174 run metres.  

It wasn’t just with the ball that Kini had an impact, with his goal line defence also stood up.  

Dancing and weaving, Kini looked dangerous right through the match, gaining plenty of applause from the Fox Sports commentators for his game.

Glass half full

It might only be the second game that we’ve seen Campbell in #6 and Foran in #7, but there is plenty to like about this combination. 

Halves combine to send Campbell over

Campbell looked more comfortable in his second game back from injury and his long kicking game helped set up the first Titans try when he launched a 40/20 to put Gold Coast in position.  

Sharing the kicking load with Foran, Campbell also showed why he is one of the best support players in the league when he backed up Foran for a try of his own.  

The veteran halfback again pulled the strings, a dummy and line break leading to Campbell’s try.  

There’s still plenty to work on with this combo but they showed glimpses of gold in this match.  

Jojo the Jet

Fifita finds the line

The 21-year-old had a fair gallop at Leichhardt, finding clean air regularly to showcase his speed.  

Fifita scored the first try and had three line breaks in the first 20 minutes, while his combination with Kini looking exciting long-term.  

173 run metres and continued strong carries from the back, Fifita was one of the Titans' better players.

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.