Gold Coast Titans vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog
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Gold Coast Vs. Roosters
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 8 April, 2012
|Skilled Park, Robina, QLD|
|Roosters 18 defeated Gold Coast 12|
|Referee: Brett Suttor|
|Touch judges: J Walsh & Michael Wise|
The Sydney Roosters will be looking to build on their promising start to the season when they clash against the struggling Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park. Join us for live scores and commentary from 5.30pm AEDT.
For the first five rounds of the NRL season, the Roosters have been hot and cold, registering three wins and two losses.
Last week’s 26-8 victory over the Warriors came just a week after Sydney was thrashed 44-4 by the Melbourne Storm.
Thus far, the Roosters have a win-loss-win-loss-win record which suggests they are now due for a defeat against the struggling Titans.
The Titans have lost four straight matches, including last week’s tight 20-30 loss to Canterbury at home.
Still, John Cartwright’s men will fancy their chances of beating a Roosters outfit which has struggled to produce consistent performances this season.
The result of this match will have a lot to do with whether or not the Roosters actually turn up against the Titans.
In their two losses to the Panthers and Storm, Sydney was terrible as they succumbed meekly to their opposition.
Against New Zealand last week however, the Roosters performed strongly on the back of solid performances from Anthony Minichiello, Mitchell Pearce, Braith Anasta, Martin Kennedy and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.
If the Roosters can pick up from where they left off against the Warriors, they should have too much class for the Titans to handle.
The Roosters however are just as likely to produce a shocking effort this afternoon, as evidenced by their previous performances when backing up from a win.
After beating South Sydney in round one, the Roosters backed that performance up with a terrible 18-0 loss to the Panthers at home.
With the Titans now desperate for a win, the tricolours need to have their minds on the job if they are to escape with the competition points.
Despite having lost their past four matches, the Gold Coast do try hard in every game and always force the opposition to play well.
With Jamal Idris and David Mead returning from injury, the Titans will field a full strength line-up and will cause the Roosters immense trouble if the tricolours are off their game.
Taking into account the Roosters’ inconsistency and the Titans’ desperation for victory, this match could very well go down to the wire. The Roosters at their best should win, but their hot and cold form gives the Titans a good chance of registering their second victory of the season.
Roosters by 7.
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