Titans name depleted side for Warriors clash

A DEPLETED Titans side will take on the Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium this Saturday due to a combination of injury, suspension and Origin duties.

The Gold Coast NRL club has confirmed, veteran Ashley Harrison will miss a further six weeks with a neck injury after scans revealed a small crack at the base of his neck.

Harrison injured his neck, and was also concussed, in a heavy tackle late in the round nine clash against South Sydney and missed last Friday’s game against the Broncos.


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It will likely keep him on the sideline until round 17.

“It’s obviously disappointing, especially when we are missing a few of the other boys but I have been in the game long enough to roll with these disappointments and I have faith in the team to be in finals contention when I get back,” Harrison said.

Harrison’s place in the Titans team will again be taken by Paul Carter.

The Titans will also be without co-captains Nate Myles and Greg Bird this week. Myles is in camp with the Queensland Origin side, while Bird is serving a two-match suspension for a lifting tackle.

Plus, Kevin Gordon will miss the Warriors showdown after failing to recover from a knee injury. He joins five-eighth Aidan Sezer who suffered a ruptured pectoral muscle against the Broncos and will be sidelined for 12-16 weeks.

The good news is, Albert Kelly looks set to return in the halves, subject to his hamstring getting through training in coming days.

William Zillman will captain the side and fullback David Mead will be playing his 100th NRL match for the Titans.

Kick off between the Gold Coast and New Zealand at Cbus Super Stadium is at 5.30pm on Saturday.