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Buoyed by a come-from-behind win over the Broncos, the Warriors face a Titans side that failed to play out the 80 minutes last weekend.

After giving rookie coach Todd Payten his first win, the Central Coast-based Warriors will be chasing a fourth win in seven matches following the resumption of the competition. 

The Titans, on the other hand, failed to turn what at half-time was a winnable match against the Sharks last weekend into two points.

The Rundown

Team news

Titans: The Titans will start 1-17 after Jai Whitbread and Nathan Peats were dropped from the squad 60 minutes before kick-off. Corey Thompson returns to fullback with Treymain Spry to debut on the wing and Tyrone Roberts to the reserves. Sam Stone is called up in the back row with Beau Fermor switching to centre and Tyrone Peachey to the bench. Erin Clark starts for hooker Mitch Rein (ankle). Greg Leleisiuao and Roberts were omitted from the extended squad 24 hours before kick-off. The Titans have lost their past 10 games at Cbus Super Stadium.

Warriors: In a late positional change, Tohu Harris (No.12) moves to lock with Karl Lawton (No.13) to start in the second row. Adam Pompey and Lachlan Burr were omitted an hour before the match. Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns from a one-game suspension to fullback with Peta Hiku shifting to centre and Gerard Beale out. Chanel Harris-Tavita starts at five-eighth for Kodi Nikorima (head knock) with Jazz Tevaga back from injury on the bench.

Gerard Beale and King Vuniyayawa were cut from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Titans is number 1 Corey Thompson
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • Winger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'a
  • Centre for Titans is number 3 Beau Fermor
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Patrick Herbert
  • Centre for Titans is number 4 Bryce Cartwright
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta Hiku
  • Winger for Titans is number 5 Treymain Spry
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Ashley Taylor
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green

Forwards

  • Prop for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
  • Hooker for Titans is number 9 Erin Clark
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Titans is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Adam Blair
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Sam Stone
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Jack Murchie
  • 2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Keegan Hipgrave
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 13 Karl Lawton
  • Lock for Titans is number 13 Jai Arrow
    Lock for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris

Interchange

  • Interchange for Titans is number 14 Tanah Boyd
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Agnatius Paasi
  • Interchange for Titans is number 15 Sam Lisone
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Jack Hetherington
  • Interchange for Titans is number 16 Tyrone Peachey
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Isaiah Papali'i
  • Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jarrod Wallace
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jazz Tevaga

Key match-up

Adam Blair v Jai Arrow. This is about more than just two of the best hairstyles in the NRL, both men are proven rep performers who inspire those around them. Blair was immense against the Broncos last week while Arrow has all the attributes wanted from a top-line middle forward.

Stat Attack

Ken Maumalo turned in a five-star performance in last week's win over Brisbane. As well as scoring two tries - one of which defied gravity - he ran for 291m (including 104 post-contact metres). Throw in two line breaks and 10 tackle breaks and you can see why coach Todd Payten was so impressed.