2020 NRL – Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Saturday 12th September, 2020 – 08:30 (UK)

Where is Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos taking place? Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

What is the expected weather for Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos? 18c, mostly sunny

What channel is Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

Where can I get tickets for Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos? Click here for ticket information on 2020 NRL matches

THE TEAM NEWS

GOLD COAST TITANS

Starting 13: Brimson, Don, Tonumaipea, Spry, Thompson, Taylor, Fogarty, Wallace, Rein, Fotuaika, Fermor, Stone, Peachey – Interchanges: Clark, Whitbread, Arrow, Lisone – Reserves: Boyd, Farmer

Unavailable: Ryan James (Injured), Jonus Pearson (Injured), Dale Copley (Injured), Kevin Proctor (Suspended), Nathan Peats (Injured), Brian Kelly (Injured), Jaimin Jolliffe (Injured), Keegan Hipgrave (Injured)

  • Gold Coast Titans put in another solid display as they made it back-to-back wins for the first time this season by beating Canterbury Bulldogs last week and they will now look for a third success in a row.
  • They did what was required in a fairly scrappy affair but did outscore their opponents by four tries to three in the deserved win and will be full of confidence ahead of this Queensland derby with Brisbane Broncos.
  • Justin Holbrook will be without the services of injured duo Brian Kelly and Jaimin Jolliffe as well as Keegan Hipgrave who is a late withdrawal with a groin issue so Treymain Spry and Jai Whitbread are the new faces in this week’s 17.

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Starting 13: Boyd, Oates, Staggs, Farnworth, Kennar, O’Sullivan, Dearden, Kennedy, Luke, Haas, Fifita, Glenn, Carrigan – Interchanges: Paix, Te’o, Coates, Ofahengaue – Reserves: Arthars, Bullemor

Unavailable: Jack Bird (Injured), Keenan Palasia (Injured), Tesi Niu (Injured), Tevita Pangai Jnr. (Disciplinary), Matt Lodge (Injured), Thomas Flegler (Injured), Jake Turpin (Injured), Anthony Milford (Injured), Jordan Riki (Suspended), Jamil Hopoate (Suspended)

  • Brisbane Broncos put in a valiant effort against league leaders Penrith Panthers as they prevented them from running away with the game but they did not do enough in the middle part of the game to stay with their opponents.
  • The Broncos were beaten for the eighth game in succession and must now attempt to halt that run against Queensland rivals Gold Coast Titans but they will have to show further signs of improvement to come out on top after last week’s 12-25 reverse.
  • Jamil Hopoate and Jordan Riki both copped suspensions in the game with Penrith so they will be sidelined but Alex Glenn is back from injury and Joe Ofahengaue returns from suspension to bolster the pack while Xavier Coates replaces Ethan Bullemor on the bench.

THE PREDICTION

This Queensland derby takes on plenty of significance for both teams but for very different reasons as Gold Coast Titans look to make it three wins in a row as they continue to impress in Justin Holbrook’s first season in charge. The Broncos could still end up with the wooden spoon so they too will be desperate to pick up the win, especially with some personal pride on the line too. The Titans have never defeated the Broncos twice in the same season but that is achievable for them here and they can make history by doing just that in what would be Brisbane’s ninth consecutive loss.

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