The Gold Coast Titans two-match winning streak has come to an end after suffering a 35-12 loss to the Penrith Panthers at Panther Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Titans had a disruptive start to the match, after losing Morgan Boyle in the warm-up, with Ryan Simpkins replacing him on the bench.
Despite the loss of the big man, the Titans produced a solid first-half with the smaller forward pack going set-for-set with the larger Panthers pack before conceding a late try to go into the break narrowly trailing 10-6.
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The Panthers came out of the sheds firing in the second half, and James Maloney helped the side post three quick-tries to shoot out to a 24-6 lead after 55 minutes.
The Titans got back into the contest at 24-12 with Anthony Don crossing, but the home side proved too strong posting two late tries and a field-goal to take the two competition points.
Next Sunday, The Titans will take on North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.