Titans lock Jai Arrow after the loss to the Sharks.

In the new edition of the Pearl's Preview podcast former Broncos star Steve Renouf analyses what led to the demise of head coach Garth Brennan and says some of the blame for the club's failure at the club must be laid at the feet of underperforming players.

Renouf says it is "do or die" for the club to get the next coaching appointment right and urges the Titans to not make the same mistake as they did last time when Brennan was appointed outside of the official interview process.

Renouf also casts his eye over round 18 in the NRL and is tipping the Cowboys and Knights to spring upsets on the Rabbitohs and Roosters respectively.

Craig Wing joins host Chris Kennedy to dissect a dramatic round 17 and the Blues' thrilling State of Origin series win.

Nick Cotric's spear tackle send-off, an avalanche of missed field goals, the final game of Garth Brennan's Titans tenure and three massive milestones all come under the spotlight.

Meanwhile Wing delves into just how important it is for the Blues to have finally "done a Queensland" on the Maroons in gripping Origin III.

In this week’s Powwow with Sowwow podcast, Jamie Soward sits down with former NRL player and coach Matt Elliott.

The former St George forward talks about the highs and lows of his coaching career – one that included stints with Bradford, Canberra, Penrith and the Warriors.

The Queenslander also discusses what needs to be done to grow the game in the US and why Ruben Wiki and Petero Civoniceva were his favourite players.

 

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