2019 NRL – Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking place? Saturday 18th May, 06:00

Where is Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs taking place? Cbus Super Stadium

What channel is Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on?
UK – This match will not be televised live in the UK
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs?
UK – N/A
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs?
Gold Coast Titans – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500004

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500010

THE TEAM NEWS

GOLD COAST TITANS

Head Coach: Garth Brennan

Starting 13: Brimson, Don, Peachey, Kelly, Copley, Roberts, Taylor, Wallace, Rein, Fotuaika, Proctor, Cartwright, Arrow – Interchanges: Arthars, Stockwell, Hipgrave, Whitbread – Reserves: Matthews, Jacks

Unavailable: Nathan Peats, Ryan James, Phil Sami, Shannon Boyd, Michael Gordon

  • Gold Coast couldn't take advantage of Cronulla losing both starting props in the first half as they suffered their third straight defeat in a very sloppy display in which ill-discipline cost them dearly.

  • The Titans were rumoured to be looking to shake things up with several players in danger of being dropped at the start of the week including Tyrone Peachey after a terrible display last week.

  • That means Peachey retains his spot in the centres but Michael Gordon and Shannon Boyd are both out through injuries sustained last week so AJ Brimson switches to fullback with Tyrone Roberts fit enough to return in the halves whilst Jai Whitbread comes onto the bench.

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Dean Pay

Starting 13: Meaney, Okunbor, Montoya, Hopoate, R. Smith, Foran, Cogger, Tolman, Marshall-King, Napa, Jackson, Harawira-Naera, Fualalo – Interchanges: Martin, Ogden, C. Smith, Sue – Reserves: Brown, Holland

Unavailable: Brandon Wakeham, Adam Elliott

  • Canterbury were on the end of a controversial call that could have given them a chance to tie the game in which they lost to Newcastle which meant the Bulldogs suffered back-to-back defeats once again.

  • Kieran Foran made a solid return to the Canterbury line-up and should be able to build on that performance as he regains match fitness although he will switch positions with Jack Cogger in the halves and line up at five-eighth.
  • A few other changes have been made to last week’s team with Corey Harawira-Naera coming back into the back row whilst Rhyse Martin is also back in the side with Adam Elliott out injured and Fa’amanu Brown dropped.

THE PREDICTION

Two teams sat on just two wins all season face each other in a game that could go some way to deciding who ends up with the wooden spoon. The Bulldogs performed the better of the two last week with the Titans showing a lack of discipline which could cost them again. Canterbury's head coach doesn’t have a great deal to work with and his side have been unlucky with injuries since he took over last year but he gets plenty out of them and with Kieran Foran getting another week under his belt here, he can guide his side to a much-needed win.