24 Aug 2010

Gold Coast win again

6:20 pm on 24 August 2010

Gold Coast have regained second spot on the National Rugby League ladder and underlined their title credentials with a 23-14 win over the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium last night.

In a game played at a breathless pace, second-half tries from Bodene Thompson and Clinton Toopi sealed a club-record-equalling fifth straight win for the Titans.

The Titans are now all but guaranteed to host a home final and while coach John Cartwright is refusing to get carried away with the result or the performance of his players, he feels they're starting to peak at the right time.

Meanwhile the Roosters' third successive defeat put a huge dent in their hopes of securing a home playoff.

The Roosters play Manly and North Queensland in their last two regular-season games and probably need to win at least one to confirm their place in the finals.