Gold Coast Titans break year-long losing streak

The Gold Coast Titans have finally had a win in the NRL, their first victory in a year.

They’ve defeated the West Tigers 28-23 at Suncorp last night, breaking a 14 game (364 day) losing streak.

Five-eighth Ash Taylor has been hailed monumental in the win, setting up two tries.


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It looked like the West Tigers could have got up at the end, but the Titans were quick to get it back, with a desperate kick from Brian Kelly and a last minute try from Phillip Sami.

It was also coach Justin Holbrook’s first win with the side. He says it was tense finish, but the win feels good.

“Too many expletives to say now, the blood pressure’s still coming down.

“No I thought that was the type of game it was, wasn’t it? Even with their last plays, we looked like we’d nullified them, and next minute the balls across the other side of the field scoring in the other corner – they did that twice, and then for us to do the same, we looked a bit lost in the last set.

“It’s just great that we can show the resilience to keep fighting back, that we did in the first half then we did in the second so that’s the most pleasing thing.

“Obviously the win is most important, but they way we went about it is just great character from the boys and I’m really happy for them,” Holbrook said.

 

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