JONES NAMES U20S TEAM TO PLAY TITANS
6/07/2010 6:27:35 PM
Wests Tigers Coach Grant Jones has named his side to play Gold Coast Titans at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Friday, July 9, in round 18 of the Toyota Cup.
Gates open 4.45pm with Toyota Cup kicking off at 5.20pm.
Wests Tigers returned to the winners list last week and now sit in fourth place on the ladder.
1 Limoni Kamuta
2 Faleula Finau
3 Tim Simona
4 Jake Clarke
5 Monikura Tikinau
6 Jay Florimo
7 Dean Parata
8 Neil Begovich
9 Pat Politoni
10 Junior Roqica
11 Shaun Spence
12 Mason Talolua
13 Matt Hyland
14 Liam Ayoub
15 Ethan Tafili
16 Ben Murdoch - Masila
17 James Leulalai
18 Joel Wisbey
TITANS BEAT WESTS TIGERS 24-18 IN TOYOTA CUP
By Wayne Cousins
9/07/2010 7:13:49 PM
Wests Tigers suffered a 24-18 loss to Gold Coast Titans tonight at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in round 18 of the Toyota Cup.
The 10th placed Titans shocked the fourth placed Wests Tigers early with tries to hooker Matt Srama and winger Lachlan Creighton. Five-eighth Jordan Rankin converted both tries for a 12-0 lead.
Wests Tigers opened their account in the 17th minute when hooker Pat Politoni beat two defenders to dive over out wide. Five-eighth Jay Florimo failed to convert to leave Wests Tigers trailing 12-4.
The try came on the back of a good break by hooker turned half-back Dean Parata.
The Titans stretched their lead to 16-4 when five-eighth Jordan Rankin stretched out over the line in the 29th minute. Rankin converted the try for an 18-4 scoreline.
The scores remained that way till half-time.
The Titans went further ahead when half-back Cody Walker scored. Rankin converted the try for a 24-4 lead after 45 minutes.
Lady luck was on Wests Tigers side for their second try when a grubber kick by Parata saw Liam Ayoub score after Srama fumbled the ball.
Florimo converted the try for a 24-10 scoreline after 51 minutes.
Wests Tigers got back to 24-14 when centre Tim Simona scored out wide. The try was not converted.
Two minutes before full-time, Wests Tigers got back to 24-18 when Politoni scored out wide. The try was not converted.
The loss leaves Wests Tigers on 22 points but still with a very positive for on the for and against ratio.