NSW forward Greg Bird won't play in the State of Origin series after being banned for eight matches at the NRL judiciary.
Two of the form teams of the competition and providing representative players by the bucket load are set to collide in Canberra.
It's a six-week gamble the Titans are willing to take with confirmation that they will contest the grading of Greg Bird's dangerous throw at the NRL judiciary.
Greg Bird is facing between six to eight weeks on the sidelines after he was charged by with a grade two dangerous throw on Kiwis winger Jason Nightingale.
Kangaroos back-rower Greg Bird insists there's still life left in an aging Australian side in the wake of their third-straight loss to the Kiwis.
The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed that they have secured outstanding rookie prospect Kane Elgey on a two-year deal.
Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
Ryan James is pushing for inclusion in the Country side for next Sunday's clash against City after a standout performance for the Titans against the Warriors.
The Titans survived a desperate comeback from the Warriors to win 32-28 on Anzac Day. Here's five key points from the clash at Mt Smart Stadium.
The Titans have stunned the Warriors, coming from behind to win a high-scoring Anzac Day clash at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.