There are no excuses left for the Gold Coast Titans. With pressure mounting from the NRL media, the Queensland franchise could face extinction if results don’t come soon.
How will the Titans travel this season? Let’s have a look at the latest NRL odds at our top bookies.
About the Gold Coast Titans
|Home ground:||Cbus Super Stadium|
|2018 ladder finish:||14th (8-16)|
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Updated Gold Coast Titans futures odds
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|2018 Premiership||Make Finals||Make Top 4||Dally M Odds||Top Tryscorer Odds|
|Mar||$81||$5||$15||A Taylor – $26||–|
|Apr||$151||$8||$26||A Taylor – $26||A Don – $51|
|May||$201||$13||$51||A Taylor – $23||P Sami – $67|
|Jun||$251||$17||$81||A Taylor – $26||A Don – $81|
|Jul||$251||$17||$81||A Taylor – $26||A Don – $81|
|Aug||$1501||$1001||N/A||A Taylor – $34||P Sami – $101|
|Sep||N/A||N/A||N/A||A Taylor – $201||N/A|
Best Gold Coast Titans bets for NRL 2018
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- Will the Gold Coast ever get it right? They did their very best to snatch the wooden spoon off Newcastle last year, finish second from bottom with only seven wins. There is no reason to expect any significant improvement in 2018.
- The Titans are clear favourites to finish bottom of the ladder, and rightly so. With Newcastle improving and Wests showing some promising signs, the outlook is grim for the Gold Coast.
- One shining light for the Titans is Ashley Taylor. The young playmaker from Toowoomba looks in great touch and looms as an outside chance to snag a place in the Dally M Team of the Year.
2018 Gold Coast Titans draw
|1||Canberra Raiders||Cbus Super Stadium||Sunday, March 11||6:30pm|
|2||New Zealand Warriors||Mt Smart Stadium||Saturday, March 17||3pm|
|3||St George Illawarra Dragons||Clive Berghofer Stadium||Sunday, March 25||4:10pm|
|4||Brisbane Broncos||Suncorp Stadium||Sunday, April 1||6:30pm|
|5||Manly Sea Eagles||Marley Brown Oval||Sunday, April 8||2pm|
|6||Penrith Panthers||Panthers Stadium||Sunday, April 15||2pm|
|7||North Queensland Cowboys||1300SMILES Stadium||Saturday, April 21||7:35pm|
|8||Cronulla Sharks||Cbus Super Stadium||Saturday, April 28||5:30pm|
|9||Canberra Raiders||GIO Stadium||Saturday, May 5||3pm|
|10||Melbourne Storm||Suncorp Stadium||Saturday, May 12||5:30pm|
|11||Newcastle Knights||Cbus Super Stadium||Saturday, May 19||3pm|
|12||Sydney Roosters||Central Coast Stadium||Saturday, May 26||3pm|
|14||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Cbus Super Stadium||Friday, June 8||7:50pm|
|15||Canterbury Bulldogs||Belmore Oval||Saturday, June 16||3pm|
|16||Wests Tigers||Leichhardt Oval||Sunday, July 1||2pm|
|17||Brisbane Broncos||Cbus Super Stadium||Sunday, July 8||4:10pm|
|18||Sydney Roosters||Cbus Super Stadium||Sunday, July 15||3pm|
|19||Newcastle Knights||McDonald Jones Stadium||Saturday, July 21||3pm|
|20||New Zealand Warriors||Cbus Super Stadium||Sunday, July 29||2pm|
|21||Parramatta Eels||ANZ Stadium||Saturday, August 4||5:30pm|
|22||Penrith Panthers||Cbus Super Stadium||Saturday, August 11||3pm|
|23||Manly Sea Eagles||Lottoland||Friday, August 17||6pm|
|24||Melbourne Storm||Cbus Super Stadium||Saturday, August 25||5:30pm|
|25||North Queensland Cowboys||Cbus Super Stadium||Saturday, September 1||5:30pm|
Gold Coast Titans players to watch in 2018
Gold Coast’s struggles are something of a blessing for Taylor, who is already well on the way to becoming one of the NRL’s most potent playmakers. A solid season in southern Queensland could open up bigger, better opportunities elsewhere.
Position: Second row
Cartwright took a big risk when he left Penrith in the off-season to follow Garth Brennan up north. The versatile second-rower brings considerable quality to a Titans squad that has undergone a serious makeover during the summer.
With his move to the Gold Coast, Gordon has now played at three clubs in three years since leaving Cronulla at the end of the 2015 campaign. The Tweed Head native and his trusty kicking boots add some much-needed experience to the playing group.
Gold Coast Titans records and stats
- Most games: 173 – Mark Minichello
Most career points: 719 – Scott Prince
Most career tries: 67* – David Mead
Most points in a season: 182 – Scott Prince (2009)
Most points in a match: 20 – Scott Prince (vs. Tigers, 2009)
- Most consecutive wins: Five (2008, 2010)
Most consecutive losses: Six (2011, 2014)
Biggest winning margin: 42-4 (vs. Eels, 2014)
Biggest losing margin: 0-54 (vs. Broncos, 2017)
Largest NRL attendance: 47,686 (vs. Broncos, 2007)
- Several sporting codes had tried and failed to corner the elusive Gold Coast market by the time the Titans came to be in 2007. One such venture was the NSWRL’s Gold Coast-Tweed Giants, which then became the Seagulls, and then the Chargers, and then folded in 1998.
Unlike other football codes, rugby league enjoys a strong following in the south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales. Hence, it took only a few years for momentum to gather behind a new bid for a Gold Coast in the NRL. Within 10 years of the Chargers dropping out, the Titans were in.
The early signs at Robina Stadium were rather positive. Coach John Cartwright steered the team into the top four in 2009 and again in 2010, but then came the wooden spoon of 2011, the five years without finals, the appointment of Neil Henry in 2015 and his axing two years later. Now the pressure is on the Titans to start delivering, lest they face the same fate as the previous Gold Coast franchise.
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