Pop quiz, Warrior Nation: You’re heading to the Gold Coast with your season on the brink of self-destruction, and when the whistle blows you’ll face a Titans team just as desperate as you.
What do you do?
You know that when you’re at your best, you can match it with anyone in the NRL, but the moment you take your foot off the pedal, bad things happen.
What do you do? Continue reading Speed
The Gold Coast Titans threw a party on Sunday afternoon and everyone was invited. They promised drama. They promised fireworks. They even organised a special guest.
Over 25,000 people poured through the gates. The event was broadcast around the world. From all angles. This was to be a special occasion. Not just an NRL match of great significance, but an entertainment extravaganza.
While the guest of honour waited patiently to make his arrival, a Tongan performer by the name of Konrad warmed up the crowd with his trademark crash and bash routine. The visitors from New Zealand did their best to contain him, and had even taken the early lead, but that just made the arrival of the Hayne Plane that much more anticipated — when would he get his boarding pass?
Continue reading Party Poopers
Sunday is War Day, a day when we attack, we defend, and every slice of territory is hard fought. It’s yet another crucial battle in the quest for playoff glory. The rewards are enticing — these two points could well be the most important loot of the season for either squad — and it will take every ounce of skill available to either army if they are to come away victorious.
The Warriors got the win at home in Round 17, but this Titans army looks very different from that which ran out onto Mt Smart back at the beginning of July. They’ve called in the cavalry, are expecting a bumper home crowd and will feel very confident they can get revenge.
Continue reading Clash of Clans
The NRL season is a long and winding road. Sometimes that’s easy to forget.
Especially during those first few months, we tend to overreact, we’re quick to judge, quick to jump to conclusions. Too often we’re looking far off into the distance, trying to predict where we might end up, without remembering that everything can change in just a few days. It’s so easy to read too much into one result, so tempting to think we know what’s about to happen next. At times we’re almost certain we know what’s around the next corner, or even where our final destination will be, but it soon becomes clear that no matter where we’re going, how we get there is never set in stone. Continue reading Never in Doubt