Titans survive Dogs - Australian Rugby league News
Backglobalrugbyleague - Sat, 17 May 2008 10:34:00 GMT
The Gold Goast Titans broke their winless record against the Bulldogs on Friday night via a 24-20 victory at Skilled Park.
And they did it with the help of the form halfback in the NRL , Scott Prince, who missed out on State of Origin selection this week and proved why that oversight was a terrific blunder.
Prince set up the first two opening tries to winger Smith Samau and prop Brad Meyers before Luke O’Dwyer crossed for one himself to give the home side a 16-nil lead after 23 minutes.
The Bulldogs scored twice before halftime to claw their way back into the match at 16-10 but Prince again responded with a try of his own.
Canterbury – coming off a terrible 26-point loss - made sure they remained competitive when Corey Hughes and Reni Maitua crossed over to keep the Titans on their toes right up until full-time.
““Last year we would have lost that game,’’ said Titans coach John Cartwright.
“It was probably our worst performance of the year footy wise.
GOLD COAST 24 (L O'Dwyer S Samau S Prince B Meyers tries S Prince 4 goals) bt BULLDOGS 20 (C Phelps M Utai C Hughes R Maitua tries D Holdsworth 2 goals) at Skilled Park. Referee: J Robinson. Crowd: 22,676 - Read More, Here