Rd23 Stats Insider v Titans
Check out all the recent and historical figures between the Sea Eagles and Titans ahead of their clash this Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium.
Overall head to head
Titans: 5 Sea Eagles: 7
Last time they met @ Cbus Super Stadium - Rd 3, 2013
TITANS 16. Tries: Ryan James, David Mead. Goals: Aidan Sezer 4/4.
SEA EAGLES 14. Tries: Jorge Taufua (2), Tom Symonds. Goals: Jamie Lyon 1/3.
A penalty goal to the Titans in the final minutes of Saturday night’s match at Skilled Park handed the Sea Eagles their first loss of 2013.
In a tryless first half that was dominated through the middle, the big men spent the best part of 40 minutes sussing each other out.
The defence was a real highlight from both sides. The Titans and Manly chanced their arms in the back end of the first half but again it was a game built on determination and grit from both forward packs.
There were few chances in the first half and both sides were presented with good field possession, but failed to capitalise as they continuously made crucial errors.
With the scores locked up at 14-all with only minutes remaining, dramatically, Cherry-Evans kicked the ball out on the full from a goal line drop out.
The Titans took the two points from right in front and endured a last ditch effort from Manly to record their second win of the season.
Last five meetings between the two sides
16th May 2011 – Sea Eagles 16-12, Cbus Super Stadium
14th April 2012 – Titans 26-14, Brookvale Oval
1st Sep 2012 – Sea Eagles 24-16, Cbus Super Stadium
23rd March 2013 – Titans 16-14, Cbus Super Stadium
21st July 2013 – Sea Eagles 38-20, Brookvale Oval
Overall, the Sea Eagles hold a slightly better record against the Titans, winning seven of 12 clashes.
Captain Jamie Lyon is 14 shy of equalling Bob Batty (1156) as the second highest point scorer in Sea Eagles history.
Winger Jorge Taufua has scored a try in each of his past three matches against the Titans.
The Titans’ average winning margin against the Sea Eagles is a touch over six points, illustrating that they will need to earn victory on Sunday.
Geoff Toovey has won all three meeting against Neil Henry since taking over the reign at Manly.
The Titans' record at home this season has been well below par, winning just two of 10 matches at Cbus Super Stadium.
The Titans hold the second lowest attacking record in the competition.
The Sea Eagles are second in least points conceded.
For the first time in its eight year history, Gold Coast will run out on to Cbus Super Stadium without coach John Cartwright in charge.
Manly’s biggest win over the Titans: 38-4, 2009 at Brookvale Oval.
Gold Coast’s biggest win over the Sea Eagles: 28-14, 2010 at Cbus Super Stadium.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Titans 0.