The Titans will be without star forward David Fifita when they take on the undefeated Panthers.
The Panthers remain the only unbeaten team in the NRL after nine rounds. It’s an incredible effort for this young side. They won’t earn a rest until their round 17 bye so it’ll be fun to try to pick when their first loss of the season might come.
The Titans (4-5 record) have worked their way into the top eight but look far from convincing. After this tough clash they meet the much weaker Bulldogs at home and then the Sharks in Coffs Harbour.
Titans vs Panthers kick-off
Magic Round will finish with a bang with this match at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Sunday 16 May from 6:25pm AEST. The full NRL draw is here.
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Titans vs Panthers match preview
In a massive blow for the Titans, star backrower David Fifita has copped a two-match ban after failing to have a careless high tackle charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary.
Gold Coast’s defence has leaked like a sieve this season and Fifita’s absence will likely compound their problems in this area.
Panthers forward Kurt Capewell (concussion) will miss a week, with Liam Martin starting in the back row. Penrith are aiming to record their 26th win from their last 27 games. It’s freakish stuff. The only defeat was to the Storm in the grand final, something they seem determined to rectify.
Winger Brian To’o is pushing hard for a State of Origin debut for NSW. He tops the NRL in post-contact metres (902), tackle breaks (64) and run metres (2,274). Panthers by plenty in this one.
Gold Coast vs Penrith team lists
Titans team: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 17. Esan Marsters 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tanah Boyd 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 4. Beau Fermor 11. Kevin Proctor 13. Tyrone Peachey 14. Moeaki Fotuaika 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 18. Sam McIntyre 20. Sam Stone 21. Jayden Campbell
Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. J’maine Hopgood 18. Paul Momirovski 21. Mitch Kenny
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