The Gold Coast Titans trained strongly in their last hit out before tomorrow night’s hotly anticipated clash with the Warriors.
Good news for coach John Cartwright, seven of the club’s eight injured stars took to the field.
Alex Fynes-Clinton reports.
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The Titans have all but confirmed a clean bill of health leading into tomorrow night’s game with veteran fullback Preston Campbell set to be the only player to miss out.
Campbell’s recovery from a hamstring injury hasn’t progressed as hoped and the coach won’t risk him against New Zealand.
John Cartwright, Titans Coach: “Yeah, it’s a big blow. He’s a very important part of the side. Not just for what he does on the field. He’s a leader.”
He’s confident his team can chalk up a win without the seasoned campaigner on board.
John Cartwright, Titans Coach: “We’re fortunate we’ve got a home semi. They love playing at home and the preparation has been good.”
Newly re-signed Titans star Clinton Toopi says the lure of sending retiring team mate Mat Rogers off in style was motivating the players.
Clinton Toopi, Titans Centre: “Every player’s wanting to go out there and shed some blood for him. So a good win tomorrow night will definitely be good.”
The New Zealand Warriors trained behind closed doors today, determined to overturn their two regular season losses to the Gold Coast Titans on Friday night.
The Titans Captain says it’s not something playing on the minds of his team.
Scott Prince, Titans Captain: “What’s happened in the past, remains in the past and this is a new season.”
A near sell-out crowd is expected at Skilled Park for the clash.
Alex Fynes-Clinton, QUT News.