The Gold Coast Titans have finally snapped their three-game losing streak, downing the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium overnight.
The Titans came out firing in the first half, running in three tries in just the first four minutes of the game.
Despite the Tigers mounting a challenge in the second forty, the men in blue held on to take out the clash 36-28.
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Coach Justin Holbrook said his players were determined to get the win, having conceded a staggering 112 points in the past three games.
“I’m just really happy you know, we’ve been under a bit of pressure not playing as well as we should’ve and as I said, I thought for the first 67 minutes we were up 36-12 playing a side as desperate as us, so I’m happy that we won.”
Young gun Tanah Boyd, who replaced an injured Ash Taylor, proved his dominance in the Number 19 jersey by having a hand in setting up a number tries and even scoring his own.
“I’m really happy with Tanah tonight, and happy with everyone, to score 36 points we were attacking really well,” Holbrook said.
“In the last 12 [minutes] we got some tough decisions that ended up making the score a bit closer, so we could have had a real dominant win, but the main thing is we won, we’ve got to now get better, 80 minutes.”
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Thanks to the victory, the Titans remain inside the top eight on the NRL ladder.
However, the next challenge is against the undefeated Penrith Panthers, with Holbrook admitting it will be a tough one.
“When we get it right we’re pretty good, but we’ve got to get it right for 80 minutes against Penrith next week,” Holbrook said.
“We can’t play 68 and we can’t turn the momentum against us when we’ve got it.
“The good sides just keep the foot on the throat and go on to win 42-12.”