Harrison to line up for Titans clash

ASHLEY Harrison is set to make a return for the Gold Coast Titans against the Melbourne Storm tonight, as the side struggles to fill their back row.

Nate Myles, Greg Bird and possibly Dave Taylor will miss tonight’s clash at CBus Super Stadium on Origin duty and Paul Carter is out with suspension.

Harrison has been rushed into the side after his quicker than expected recovery from a neck injury.


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The veteran was expected to be sidelined for at least another two weeks but will start at lock against the Storm as both teams aim to end recent losing runs.

Meanwhile, young recruit James Roberts will make his debut for the Gold Coast tonight.

The highly-rated outside back was recently cut loose by South Sydney and Penrith for off-field issues but is expected to help the team finally find some cohesion and punch with the ball in hand.

The Storm are also patching together a team with Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman all on Origin duty while halfback Cooper Cronk is sidelined with a broken arm.