Gold Coast Titans vs St George Illawarra Dragons Tips
The Titans and Dragons are unlikely to be playing in the finals this season and are coming off heavy defeats. I am siding with the underdogs in Brisbane.
- Gold Coast Titans have lost their last 5 games.
- Gold Coast Titans have won their last 2 games against St George Illawarra Dragons.
- St George Illawarra Dragons have won 3 of their last 4 games.
Head to Head
The Dragons have an 16-9 advantage against the Titans.
Gold Coast have won the last two including 32-10 last season.
Gold Coast Titans Form
Gold Coast are in poor form having lost their last five games.
Justin Holbrook’s side lost against Parramatta (26-20) Manly (26-18), North Queensland (30-4) and Penrith (18-4).
The Titans are coming off a 44-16 loss against the Roosters in Mackay where they missed 37 tackles.
Gold Coast Titans Team News
Justin Holbrook has made a number of changes after five straight defeats.
Greg Marzhew, Patrick Herbert, Kevin Proctor and Corey Thompson are out.
Jayden Campbell has been named to return at fullback for his first NRL game since round three, pushing AJ Brimson back to the halves and Will Smith out of the side.
Phillip Sami (knee) returns from injury with Esan Marsters and Jamayne Isaako earning recalls.
Isaac Liu moves from prop to second row with Jarrod Wallace named to start at prop.
Esan Marsters returns in the centres and Patrick Herbert drops out.
Gold Coast Titans Team List
1. Jayden Campbell
2. Phillip Sami
3. Brian Kelly
4. Esan Marsters
5. Jamayne Isaako
6. AJ Brimson
7. Toby Sexton
8. Moeaki Fotuaika
9. Erin Clark
10. Jarrod Wallace
11. Isaac Liu
12. Beau Fermor
13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
14. Tanah Boyd
15. Sam Lisone
16. Herman Ese'ese
17. Sam McIntyre
19. Corey Thompson
21. Jaimin Jolliffe
St George Illawarra Dragons Form
St George Illawarra recently won three straight games after four consecutive defeats.
Anthony Griffin’s side beat Newcastle 21-16, Sydney Roosters 14-12 and Wests Tigers 12-6.
The Dragons lost 42-6 in Melbourne last week. The had 40% possession, completed 73% (22/30) of their sets and missed 50 taclkles.
St George Illawarra Dragons Team News
Tyrell Sloan has been named in the reserves and could earn a recall at fullback.
That could see Moses Mbye replace Jayden Sullivan as the starting hooker.
Jack Gosiewski comes on to the bench in the only other change.
St George Illawarra Dragons Team List
1. Moses Mbye
2. Mathew Feagai
3. Moses Suli
4. Zac Lomax
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Talatau Amone
7. Ben Hunt
8. Francis Molo
14. Jayden Sullivan
10. Jack de Belin
11. Jack Bird
12. Josh McGuire
13. Tariq Sims
15. Blake Lawrie
16. Aaron Woods
17. Tyrell Fuimaono
20. Jack Gosiewski
19. Cody Ramsey
21. Tyrell Sloan