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Despite sitting at opposite ends of the table, this NRL Round 17 clash between the Titans and Dragons is a toss of the coin, with their last 10 meetings locked at five wins apiece and with both sides coming into this week following wins over teams currently anchored to the bottom of the ladder.
The Dragons have fallen dramatically over the last couple of months, winning just three games since Round 7 and slipping from first on the competition ladder to sixth. St George Illawarra have started to struggle in attack once again – something that highlighted their disappointing seasons from the last couple of years.
Two of those victories came against the embattled Tigers and Knights, the latter where they were forced to overcome a big half-time deficit to emerge narrow 32-28 winners. Defence has been the Dragons’ strength in 2017, but leaking 28 points against the reigning wooden spooners isn’t a good sign – especially coming into a showdown against the lethal Titans attack.
Gold Coast’s season has been marred by constant injury problems so far, but when they get all their troops on the paddock and they click, Neil Henry’s side has proven they can beat the best this competition has to offer.
Indeed, two of Gold Coast’s five wins in 2017 have come away from home against last year’s grand finalists Cronulla and Melbourne.
With last week’s confidence boosting win over the Tigers lifting the Titans to within four points of the eighth-placed Eels, the NRL’s resident entertainers are still in with an outside chance of making the finals – but they need to start their run on Friday night.
Furthermore, this encounter represents a four-point offering for both sides as the Dragons and Titans have the bye next week.
It’s an even match-up, and that’s been reflected in the markets, but I think the Titans are playing better football at the moment. Gold Coast will field one of their strongest line-ups of the season, and at home, I think they will have too many points for an under-firing Dragons outfit.
Josh McCrone has been dropped to the bench for the Dragons as Kurt Mann shifts to the halves and Euan Aitken returns at centre, while Paul Vaughn is out with a calf injury and is replaced by Leeson Ah Mau in the starting side. Jack de Belin also returns from suspension.
Titans: 1. Jarryd Hayne 2. Anthony Don 3. Dale Copley 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Will Zillman 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ashley Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Ryan James (c) 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Joe Greenwood 13. Chris McQueen.
Interchange: 14. Pat Politoni 15. Morgan Boyle 16. Max King 17. Agnatius Paasi 18. Paterika Vaivai 19. Nathaniel Peteru 20. John Olive 21. Jamal Fogarty.
Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Kurt Mann 8. Russell Packer 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin.
Interchange: 14. Tariq Sims 15. Jacob Host 16. Hame Sele 17. Josh McCrone 18. Blake Lawrie 19. Taane Milne 21. Matthew Duffy 22. Will Matthews.