Gold Coast Titans
STEVE MASCORD Former Queensland Origin forward David Stagg's career hangs in the balance and England centre Jack Reed has a suspected detached retina after a wild south-east Queensland derby.
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday 7.35pm (AEST)
PHIL LUTTON Josh McGuire is thanking his lucky stars he can play against the Titans on Friday. But that doesn’t mean he’s about to deliver a gushing apology for whacking Parramatta’s Mitchell Allgood at the weekend.
STEVE MASCORD You know you're rugby league royalty when they delay the kick-off of an NRL game until you get there.
Ed Jackson A fired-up Gold Coast have defeated St George Illawarra 15-14 in Sunday’s NRL clash at Skilled Park.
STEVE MASCORD Gold Coast coach John Cartwright, self-described as ''ropeable'', demanded a show of hands from reporters during a tumultuous aftermath to the one-point victory over St George Illawarra.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Off-contract Dragons veteran Nathan Fien says he still has plenty to offer, writes Michael Chammas.
Skilled Park, Robina, Sunday 3pm (AEST)
David Long On the plus side of the Warriors' win over the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday was that they were able to record their second win in nine months and move off the bottom of the points table.
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 12.00pm (AEST)
STEVE MASCORD Willie Mason vehemently denied illegal high tackles had been responsible for two of the three injuries that ruined Gold Coast's hopes of beating Newcastle at Skilled Park.
Wayne Heming Reformed young rogues Albert Kelly and Dane Gagai can continue to repay the faith NRL clubs showed in their ability when the Gold Coast host Newcastle at Skilled Park on Sunday.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE For the second week running, Greater Western Sydney capitulated in the last quarter and it's a growing concern for coach Kevin Sheedy.
Skilled Park, Robina, Sunday 2pm (AEST)
Daniel Lane In a series of amusing revelations, Country Origin's Jamal Idris told the media Willie Mason broke his new bed at home while resting on it; a male reporter had ''sensational'' eyes and his teammate Ryan James was ''good looking''.
Phil Lutton had a ringside seat for Ricky Stuart’s press conference as he machine-gunned referees Jason Robinson and Adam Gee following Parramatta’s 28-22 loss to the Titans
STEVE MASCORD Eels coach Ricky Stuart claims rugby league is "going backwards" as a result of "unfair" and "bullshit" refereeing.
Skilled Park, Sunday 6.30pm (AEST)
Ed Jackson Highly-rated Gold Coast youngster Sam Irwin will make his NRL debut against Parramatta on Sunday.
Wayne Heming, David Barbeler Gold Coast could be in for some short-term pain, but the good news is Albert Kelly's knee injury doesn't seem as dire as first thought.
STEVE MASCORD Cliches are there for a reason - which is a cliche in itself. But the old one about positions on the table meaning nothing in derbies was conclusively endorsed by the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.
STEVE MASCORD BRISBANE coach Anthony Griffin admitted that firing up Justin Hodges was probably not the best thing Gold Coast did in last night’s southern Queensland derby.
Wayne Hemming Brisbane posted an upset 32-12 win over NRL rivals Gold Coast on Friday night, with former Titans captain Scott Prince extracting some revenge at his old stomping ground.
Wayne Heming A brilliant 60 metre solo try to halfback Albert Kelly helped Gold Coast to a slender 12-10 halftime lead over NRL rivals Brisbane at Skilled Park.
Gold Coast have been forced to make a late change to their starting side for Friday night’s local NRL derby against Brisbane with five-eighth Aidan Sezer ruled out with a hamstring injury.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS The Gold Coast Titans have received a boost before their Friday night clash against Brisbane with Ashley Harrison, Matt Srama and Brad Takairangi all cleared to play. Takairangi (hamstring) and Harrison (concussion) missed last week's win against Penrith, while Srama has been battling a shoulder injury.
Skilled Park, Gold Coast, Friday 8.35pm (AEDT, 7.35pm local)
PHIL GOULD The final score shows Gold Coast Titans 28, Panthers 10.