NRL Breakdown: Titans v Panthers
Ahead of the crucial Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the Gold Coast and the Penrith Panthers NRL.com analyst Matt Elliott highlights how hard the Titans work with the ball, and the effectiveness of the Panthers' unstructured attack.
The former NRL coach demonstrates how the Gold Coast outfit continue to work for each other and refuse to switch off on a play, even when it breaks down. Every player hustles to get back and into an attacking position on every play and this work ethic is why they are currently in the top eight.
The Panthers meanwhile like to attack with the defensive line retreating thanks to clever running from their outside backs, most notably Josh Mansour and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Their runs out of dummy-half give playmakers Nathan Cleary and Bryce Cartwright time to rip defences apart.
Elliott also highlights Peter Wallace's work out of dummy-half, claiming that the Panthers No.9 is currently the second-best hooker in the game.
Watch the Breakdown below.