|National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL competition (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is contested by 16 teams, 15 based in Australia and one based in New Zealand, and is the Southern Hemisphere's elite rugby league championship.|
Gold Coast Titans vs. Sea Eagles
Date: Monday, 19-06-2011 ,
09:00 GMT , 11:00 CET, 7:00pm (Local)
Venue: Skilled Park
Round #10 - NRL Telstra Premiership 2010
With just three wins from nine games the Titans languish in 14th place on the NRL ladder. Their form of late has been a little Jekyll-and-Hyde – a rousing 20-14 win at home in Round 6 followed by a deflating 22-18 loss to the struggling Eels. Then came further promise with a demolition of the Roosters, before last week’s demoralising home loss to the Warriors, who had several players backing up from Test duty. They’re catching a wave, but seemingly are just not able to ride it.
Personnel-wise the home side welcomes back Luke Bailey – who re-signed during the week for two more years, tying him to the club through 2013 – as a starting prop, with Michael Henderson reverting to the bench. Mark Minichiello and Ben Ridge swap their roles from last week, with Minichiello starting in the second row and Ridge benched.
Sea Eagles co-captain Jason King returns at prop, with George Rose dropping to the bench. Jamie Buhrer will play as an interchange, with Joe Galuvao starting in the second row.