13 Aug 2013

Titans beat Bulldogs

11:46 am on 13 August 2013

The Gold Coast Titans have moved into the top eight of the National Rugby League after upsetting the Bulldogs 26-16 in Sydney.

A Kevin Gordon hat-trick helped the Titans secure just their second win from the past six games to leap ahead of Canberra into eighth spot on the ladder, the Bulldogs are fifth and now trail fourth-placed Melbourne by five points with four rounds remaining.

The home side was left to rue a controversial video referee ruling when Josh Reynolds was denied a try in the 52nd minute which would have given the Bulldogs their first lead.

The on-field officials ruled no-try as they sent it upstairs, and despite replays indicating the ball hitting Jamie Dowling's head and not Josh Jackson's hand, the original decision was upheld due to insufficient evidence.