Gold Coast Titans v Canberra Raiders
Skilled Park, 5:30pm.
Titans $1.71, Raiders $2.15 (Readbet)
Titans: Jordan Rankin, Steve Michaels, William Zillman, Dominique Peyroux, David Mead, Beau Henry, Preston Campbell, Luke Bailey (c), Matt Srama, Matt White, Anthony Laffranchi, Mark Minichiello, Greg Bird. Interchange (from): Brenton Lawrence, Will Matthews, Bodene Thompson. Luke O’Dwyer, Clinton Toopi
Raiders: David Milne, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Reece Robinson, Josh McCrone, Sam Williams, Brett White, Alan Tongue (c), David Shillington, Danny Galea, Bronson Harrison , Shaun Fensom. Interchange (from): Michael Picker, Joe Picker, Josh Papalii , Sam Mataora, Jarrad Kennedy
THE BATTLE FOR THE WOODEN SPOON is still well and truly alive and tonight we will see the Titans take on the Raiders in a bid to avoid the unwanted award. The Titans are last on 14 points whereas the Raiders sit in 14th on 16 points. The two are only separated by the Eels in 15th (15 points).
When these two met in round 4 we witnessed one of the most exciting games of the year when (close your eyes Raiders fans!) a simple Matt Orford error in the 80th minute of the game helped get the Titans over the try line after the siren had sounded before going on to snatch their first season win in golden point.
Despite the usual run of losses for the Titans lately, I can see signs of slight improvement on their behalf but they just can’t seem to play out a whole game.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see another close game tonight.
Mike’s Best Bet: None
Starting Bank: $2000, Current Bank $2641.37
(Team lists sourced from nrl.com.au)