THE TITANS may have dodged the NRL wooden spoon with a 24-14 victory over the Eels at Cbus Super Stadium on Monday night.
The Gold Coast side snapped a five-game losing streak with Nene MacDonald scoring a double to now be third-last on the ladder, in front of cellar dwellers Newcastle and Wests Tigers.
Titans coach Neil Henry praised his team’s ability to remain resilient throughout the match and come away with the win against a desperate Parramatta outfit, reports the Titans’ website.
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“We talked about it at half-time that we needed to stick to what we practised doing with our attack and probably more importantly, we had to be a bit more resilient defensively at times when they had a bit of possession,” he said.
“It’s a relief but it’s also showing that you can do things, getting back to defending your sets, putting some plays on and backing yourself to attack a bit at times.”
“It’s a team performance and it’s been a long time coming. I think it was one of those performances where the guys did their job and got the result.”
Forward Dave Taylor returned to the line-up last night to cover for injuries, amid reports he’s set to quit the club to head overseas.
It’s claimed the ‘Coal Train’ told teammates of his plans to link-up with France-based Super League team Catalans just prior to the clash.