We take a look at Saturday nights (7/9/2019) NRL 2019 Week 25 match is between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George-Illawarra Dragons. This bottom of the table clash could go either way with both sides looking to end their season on a high.
When: Saturday September 7, 7:35pm
Where: CBus Super Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The competition’s two worst teams go at it on Saturday night on the Gold Coast when the Titans host the Dragons. It’s been a shocking season for both clubs, who sit 16th and 15th on the table respectively.
The Dragons miserable season continued at the SCG last Sunday when they were hammered 42-14 by the Tigers. The Titans didn’t fare much better, smashed by the Knights 38-4.
AJ Brimson will play in the halves, with Tyrone Peachey shifting to the centres. An injury to Moeaki Fotuaika sees the promising forward miss the final game of the season, replaced by Jai Arrow at prop.
Cameron McInnes suffered a broken leg in round 24, which is shattering news for the league’s top tackles man. Corey Norman will play at fullback, with Reece Robson in at hooker as one of a number of positional shifts for Saints.
The Titans will be out to avoid an 11th straight loss, but how can The Wolf possibly tip them? They’ve been atrocious by every measure this season and lost to the Dragons a month ago 40-28 at Kogarah. They are 6-17 agains the spread overall and this is the lowest handicap start they’ve had in more than two months. The lesser of two bad teams should win this, and that’s St George.
Tip: Gold Coast Titans at $2.35
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Tyrone Peachey at $13.00
Titans: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Tyrone Peachey 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Alexander Brimson 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jai Arrow 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Nathan Peats 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Jack Stockwell 18. Will Matthews 19. Kallum Watkins 20. Ash Taylor 21. Anthony Don
Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Tristan Sailor 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Reece Robson 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jackson Ford 13. Blake Lawrie 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Luciano Leilua 17. Josh Kerr 18. Patrick Kaufusi 19. Zac Lomax 20. Matthew Dufty 21. Jacob Host
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change