Dave Taylor

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Greg Bird champions the cause of Titans teammate Dave Taylor for Origin II

Michael Carayannis Titans co-captain Greg Bird has rubbished critics of Gold Coast teammate Dave Taylor, declaring that people are judging the ''old'' Taylor upon the giant forward’s Queensland Origin call up.

State of Origin spot begging, if Dave Taylor rises to occasion

Phil Lutton The accepted wisdom from players when it comes to State of Origin selection is to worry about your club first and then the rest, like magic, will simply take care of itself.

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Gold Coast forward Dave Taylor won't be leaving, says club

Gold Coast have put an end to speculation about forward Dave Taylor parting ways with the club.

Gold Coast have moved to quash speculation giant former Test and Origin forward Dave Taylor has been shopped around to other NRL clubs.

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Dave Taylor made for Titans

Ian McCullough Gold Coast Titans are set to announce on today they have signed South Sydney forward David Taylor on a four-year deal.

Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels

Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

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Gold Coast Titans upset Newcastle Knights' celebration for Alex McKinnon

Mark of respect: Kurt Gidley helps Alex McKinnon onto the field for the Rise For Alex round.

Brett Keeble Gold Coast Titans spoiled what was supposed to be a day of celebration in Newcastle, upsetting the Knights 22-8 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

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Titans end Knights' finals chances

Kurt Gidley comforts Alex McKinnon before the start of the match.

James MacSmith Newcastle's slim hopes of making the NRL finals appear dashed after going down 22-8 to the Gold Coast at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

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Ultimate League: Time to be brutal and sack the poor performers

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Matt Bungard After this week, there are just four weeks to go before we enter the Ultimate League play-offs.

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Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, Sunday 2pm (AEST)

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Newcastle Knights to rise for Alex and a vital win over Gold Coast Titans

Brett Keeble Knights hard man Jeremy Smith will try to suppress the emotion surrounding the game against the Titans at Hunter Stadium to focus on continuing the team’s resurgence.

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John Cartwright praise Daniel Mortimer and Albert Kelly

Daniel Mortimer was solid in his second game for the Titans.

Adam Pengilly Their opposition finally had a chance to unfurl their much-vaunted halves pairing, but Gold Coast coach John Cartwright endorsed Albert Kelly and Daniel Mortimer as the men to spark the Titans'...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs slump to defeat but loss of Reynolds, Burgess may hit harder

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Adam Pengilly Penalties kept pace with points, both sides finished with near empty benches and the Gold Coast Titans limped to a win thought scarcely imaginable in a whistle-fest at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.

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State of Origin: Why the Blues need to win game three

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Phil Gould 1. Never get tired of winning, Blues

Live: Titans v Raiders

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Lee Gaskin The Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans will both look to avoid further slides down the NRL in this clash on the Gold Coast.

Rabbitohs v Titans

ANZ Stadium, Sunday, 7pm (AEST)

Dale Copley cut from right cloth for Origin: Justin Hodges

Broncos winger Dale Copely.

Phil Lutton Justin Hodges has given Dale Copley his biggest endorsement yet.

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Queensland player ratings

Justin Hodges was a strong performer for the Maroons.

Jon Tuxworth Who were the strong performers on the losing side?

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Cooper Cronk to return as Maroons try to stave off clean sweep

Return likely: Cooper Cronk is a good chance of returning for the final match of the Origin series.

Phil Lutton Queensland had to wait for one halfback prior to game two. Now they will sweat on another as Cooper Cronk makes an audacious bid to come back in time to help save the Maroons from a demoralising...

State of Origin: Maroons name Cooper Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Matt Scott talk tactics with Matt Gillett during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session.

Phil Lutton Cooper Cronk has been named to make his return from a broken arm and Corey Parker returns from a facial injury as the Maroons bolster their Origin squad for game three of the series.

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State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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Phil Lutton State of Origin Live: Game two from Sydney

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