There’s a lot to love if you’re a Gold Coast Titans fan at the moment.
The club claimed a history-making win in Saturday night’s epic south-east Queensland derby, defeating the struggling Brisbane Broncos 18-6.
It’s the first time a Gold Coast side has ever beaten their northern rivals twice in a season, and the Titans did that in front of a sell-out crowd at CBUS Stadium on Saturday.
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Speaking to reporters following the clash, coach Justin Holbrook said he was extremely proud to be part of the milestone.
“I am proud of that. To be part of the first Titans side to win twice over the Broncos is fantastic,” Holbrook said.
“And in particular for a guy like Jai Arrow who is moving on, so he gets to go out with a couple of good wins over the Broncos.
“I know us Queensland sides haven’t set the world on fire this year but to finish as the top side, I am proud of that and of this club.”
The victory was also the Titans third win in a row, with the Gold Coasters proving they are now a force to be reckoned with.
“It is just about being consistent as coaches with our messages. It can’t change that quickly. It is about the repetition of standards that we want to live by and perform by and the boys over time have bought into it,” Holbrook said after the game.
“We had to work hard tonight. We didn’t play great in the second half but we defended so well and that is what the best sides do.”
The Titans are now 12th on the NRL ladder with 14 competition points, while the Broncos remain in 15th position on six points after their club-record ninth consecutive defeat.