Live updates | Vodafone Warriors 10, Titans 6

Live updates from the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL trial against Gold Coast at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

First Half

Almost under way. Been a wet, wet week on the Sunshine Coast but no rain right now.

1.00 | Solid start. Good first set.

3.00 | Great second set, Shaun Johnson grubber forcing Titans to start from their own line and then turn possession over bringing it out. Attacking scrum.

4.10 | Titans concede penalty. Repeat set. And now another penalty. Three sets on end.

5.10 | Make that four sets on end with Gold Coast penalised again.

5.55 | Can’t make it pay. Attack falters and ball put down.

7.00 | Pressure on Vodafone Warriors now, Leilani Latu making a bust up the middle enabling Gold Coast to finish the set with a kick into touch on the last tackle.

9.00 | Good carries up the middle led by a strong Ken Maumalo run. Last kick from Johnson allowed to bounce and runs into touch. Titans get a piggy back penalty out of their end.

10.30 | Under the pump. Repeat sets for Titans after six again call after failing to defuse bomb and then back-to-back penalties. Defending well on the line.

13.20 | Weight of possession tells. Ash Taylor grubber deflects off a boot and Taylor races through to ground for the first try of the match. Michael Gordon converts. Gold Coast 6, Vodafone Warriors 0.

18.00 | Johnson high kick wide to the left on the last tackle but knocked into touch in the contest.

19.40 | Titans spill possession. Vodafone Warriors with scrum feed on their own 30. 

21.05 | Last tackle bomb from Blake Green, cleaned up by Titans near their line. Sam Cook on at hooker now.

22.30 | Last tackle kick goes dead. Titans restart on 20. Seven tackles.

24.00 | Sound defence from the Vodafone Warriors catching the Titans in possession on the last and winning a penalty on their way out.

25.00 | Another change. Leivaha Pulu is on.

25.55 | TRY! David Fusitu’a does it again. Squeezes in at the corner. Great shape to the right, Green links up with Johnson, nice ball to Cook and he throws a terrific pass wide to the right to give Fusitu’a the space he needs. Brilliant involvement from the spine. Vodafone Warriors 6, Gold Coast 6. 

29.45 | Ideal set from restart with Green punching the ball into touch on the last. Issac Luke is back at hooker.

34.00 | Penalties coming thick and fast for the Titans.

35.00 | Superb tackle from Isaiah Papali’i holds Joe Greenwood up over the line when he seemed certain to score.

36.00 | Skills from RTS, collects ball, lays it back in the field of play to prevent 40/20.

40.00 | TRY! Juggling act and Solomone Kata gets it down. Moments earlier Ash Taylor stepped through with just RTS to beat. The fullback stopped him, Taylor’s off load going straight into Issac Luke’s hands. The Vodafone Warriors made great ground downfield. They went left from 30 out. The spine players were integral again. Green drifted across the field, fed Johnson who tipped it on brilliantly, linking with RTS, on to Kata and Maumalo on the left edge. He drew the defence and fed Kata inside who juggled on his way to putting the ball down. Fantastic try right on halftime. It was great reward for two try saves at the other end by Papali’i and Tuivasa-Sheck. Johnson’s conversion missed. Vodafone Warriors 10, Titans 6. 

HALFTIME | VODAFONE WARRIORS 10, TITANS 6.

Second half

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