Last Time Played: Titans v Warriors

 It was a one-sided contest across the Tasman back in Round 4, with last year’s grand-finalists 26-6 winners. 

The Warriors powered to a 14-nil half-time lead on the back of a 644 metres to 517 metres first half, which the home side also dominated three line-breaks to one.

Warriors halves James Maloney and Shaun Johnson were particularly tough for the Titans to handle; Roosters-bound Maloney broke the line twice and busted seven tackles, while No.7 Johnson ran for 129 metres, recording two line-breaks, five tackle-breaks, one try assist and two tries.

No doubt the Titans’ preparations entering the match were marred by revelations the club was drowning in debt and, potentially, ready to fold.