NYC PREVIEW: v Storm

NYC PREVIEW: v Storm
Greg Leleisiuao : Digital Image Scott Davis NRLphotos: NYC Round 25 Gold Coast Titans V St. George Illawarra Dragons at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Sunday 30th August 2015

Our Gold Training under-20s will blood their 11th new player since last season after halfback Josh Fauid was forced to withdraw from tomorrow’s team to play Melbourne Storm in Brisbane.

Tye Barry, who joined the club in the off-season from Northern NSW, will come into the side for Fauid who suffered an AC-joint shoulder injury in last Sunday’s loss to Newcastle and could be out for several weeks.

However Greg Leleisiuao (pictured) and Brayden McGrady have been passed fit to take up their positions in the match that will be played at Suzuki Stadium, Easts Tigers’ home ground formerly known as Langlands Park (3.15pm kick-off).

“Tye has had a good off-season and was good for Burleigh Bears Colts last weekend and I’m confident he will do a good job,” coach Ben Woolf said.

“It’s great that Greg and Brayden are right to go after missing the Knights game, and that will give us more strike-power out wide.

“Melbourne were quite impressive in beating the Dragons in the first round. They are big, as usual, and have clever halves so it’s going to be a good challenge for us.

“They were very good in the middle so our forwards will have to aim up and be solid around the rucks.”

McGrady, Leleisiuao, Brian Kelly, Tyronne Roberts-Davis, Nathan Watts, captain Jed Cartwright, Sam Swift, Jerome Veve and Simione Fatafahi are the only survivors from last year’s team that finished 14th but had several narrow losses and completed the season well, beating six of the top eight sides.

They are keen to get on the winner’s list and build some early momentum after starting hesitantly against the Knights before being dominant for long periods in the second half.

The team is:

Brayden McGrady

Phillip Sami

Greg Leleisiuao

Brian Kelly

Tyronne Roberts-Davis

Josh Rogers

Tye Barry

Kurt Bernard

Jordan Scott

Nathan Watts

Morgan Boyle

Jed Cartwright (capt)

Sam Swift

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Ethan Roberts

Max King

Jerome Veve

Simione Fatafahi

 

 

 

 

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