AFTER BREAKING their 2019 NRL season duck, the Gold Coast Titans have enjoyed a relaxed week of training, heading into their Easter Sunday clash against Newcastle in Robina.
“It was a good win, it was a gutsy win,” Coach Garth Brennan told Hot Tomato’s Galey Mal and Moyra on Thursday morning.
He’s of course referring to their Round Five victory over Penrith (30-24) that saw the team nab their first win of the season.
“I was happy for the boys because I know how hard they’ve been working,” Brennan explained. “We just hadn’t quite got the result.”
This week, they have been able to ease-off the hard training a little, due to a long turn-around between matches.
“Today’s our big day, we’ll ramp up our session this morning, day off tomorrow and have our light run on Saturday (to) get ready for Sunday.
“Because it’s a long turn-around – we don’t play until Sunday night, coming from a Friday night game – it’s about making sure we don’t peak too early.”
When asked about the player that has impressed him greatly so far this season, Brennan easily pointed to Tyrone Roberts.
“Tyrone coming back (from England) has been really good for the team.
“I see a more experienced (player) and a leader. He showed that on the weekend when we lost Ash (Taylor) early, Tyrone really stepped up and controlled that team and the game really well.”
The Titans take on the Knights at CBUS Super Stadium on Easter Sunday from 2pm.