Roosters Set To Crow Again

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James Maloney is the leading scorer in the competition this year. Picture: Gregg Porteous/dailytelegraph.com.au
Last 5 Meetings

Round 21, 2012 – Gold Coast Titans 36 d Sydney Roosters 16 at Allianz Stadium
Round 6, 2012 – Sydney Roosters 18 d Gold Coast Titans 12 at Skilled Park
Round 8, 2011 – Gold Coast Titans 24 d Sydney Roosters 13 at Skilled Park
1st Preliminary Final, 2010 - Sydney Roosters 32 d Gold Coast Titans 6 at Suncorp Stadium
Round 24, 2010 – Gold Coast Titans 23 d Sydney Roosters 14 at Allianz Stadium

Current Form

  Rd 20    Rd 21    Rd 22    Rd 23    Rd 24 
Roosters

W

W

W

W

L

Titans

L

W

W

L

L


The Roosters  will be looking to bounce back from a last start defeat when they host the Titans  at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon. They welcome skipper Anthony Minichello back into the fold for this match, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returning to the wing and Shaun Kenny-Dowall to centre, while Samisoni Langi drops out of the squad.

The injury ravaged Titans welcome Luke Bailey and Greg Bird back into the fold but Ashley Harrison and Mark Minichello have been ruled out for the season through injury. With the number of players from the first grade squad currently unavailable through injury reaching double figures, coach John Cartwright could only name three players on the bench and the final 17 won’t be confirmed until the day of the match.


1st Tryscorer

Roosters flyer Daniel Tupou  has been in a rich vein of form of late, with the young winger bagging seven tries in as many matches over the past two months. He has scored the first try for his team in two of the past four matches and will be looking to expose the defensive vulnerability of Anthony Don.

Kevin Gordon  has been in scintillating form during the second half of the season, with seven tries from his past six matches. He has opened the scoring for his team in three of its past six matches and will again be a focal point in attack.


Prediction

The Titans have recorded three successive wins over the Roosters at Allianz Stadium but it is hard to imagine that run will continue. The Titans are injury-ravaged at the moment and simply don’t have enough firepower to match it with a side that has lost just once since round 14. Sydney Roosters by 24

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