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If the winless Titans are going to salvage their season, they must start with an upset win over the Wests Tigers on Sunday.

It won't be easy to break their duck, however, as the Tigers are coming off a solid victory over the Sharks, with new hooker Harry Grant fitting beautifully into the club's strong spine.

The Titans tried hard in their latest loss to the Cowboys but were ultimately outclassed.

The Rundown

Team News

Titans: Young Tonumaipea (No.17) will start in the centres with Tyrone Peachey back to the interchange bench. Phillip Sami will start at fullback and Anthony Don (No.20) on the wing. In another change from the team announced on Tuesday, Bryce Cartwright will start in the second row, with Keegan Hipgrave dropping back to the bench. The Titans have won five of their past seven games against Wests Tigers.

Wests Tigers: No changes to the 17. Josh Reynolds and Matt Eisenhuth were left hour an hour before kick-off after Corey Thompson and Michael Chee-Kam were omitted from the extended bench on Saturday. Winger David Nofoaluma has scored eight tries in his past seven games.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Adam Doueihi
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Brian Kelly
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Dale Copley
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph Leilua
  • Centre for Titans is number 17 Young Tonumaipea
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses Mbye
  • Winger for Titans is number 20 Anthony Don
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Robert Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Benji Marshall
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke Brooks

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 Josh Aloiai
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Harry Grant
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Sam Lisone
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Thomas Mikaele
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 16 Bryce Cartwright
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Alex Twal

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 4 Tyrone Peachey
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Oliver Clark
  • Interchange for Titans is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Billy Walters
  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Chris Lawrence
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Alex Seyfarth

Key Match-Up

Benji Marshall continues to defy age, the Tigers legend earning another three Dally M votes for his role in the win over the Sharks. Wearing the No.6 for the Titans is set to be Ash Taylor, the talented but inconsistent 25-year-old. If either five-eighth has a stormer, their brilliance could clinch the result.