Warriors end run of Australian losses, beat Titans

Section
League,
Publish Date
Saturday, 10 June 2017, 7:32PM
Shaun Johnson (Getty Images)
Shaun Johnson (Getty Images)

The Warriors have banked their first win on Australian soil this season, with an impressive 34-12 victory over the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday.

The victory was desperately needed, though will be soured by ankle injury to Kieran Foran, who hobbled off the field with 17 minutes to play.

There was no immediate diagnosis, but it looked serious enough to be a concern.

But the Auckland club, backed into a corner after three losses in their last four games, responded with one of their best efforts of the year.

The Warriors' first try came off the back of a penalty. Shaun Johnson delivered a superb pass to Ryan Hoffman - playing his 300th NRL game - who scored in the 10th minute.

Titans prop and Queensland State of Origin hopeful Jarrod Wallace faces a nervous wait over a late shoulder charge on the halftime whistle.

Wallace was Maroons 18th man for Origin I and, if charged with a grade-one count, would face a one-match ban, making him ineligible for Origin II.

The Titans scored in the 6th minute on Saturday afternoon at Robina but that was where celebrations ended for Gold Coast fans.

 

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