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Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys Tips - Titans to win by 1-12 points
- Round 21 concludes at Cbus Super Stadium on Sunday
- The Titans have won 2 in a row and 3 of 4
- The Cowboys have lost their last 7 games
- The Titans crushed the Cowboys 44-8 in Round 3
The Titans are expected to win by 1-12 points. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
The Gold Coast Titans appear to have turned a corner by convincingly beating the Bulldogs 34-6 last week.
The North Queensland Cowboys, on the other hand, struggled to stay in the game in losing 37-18 to the Broncos.
Patrick Herbert has served his suspension and is back for the Titans. Tyrone Peachey will spend a week on the sideline for dangerous contact, though. Two big changes for the Cowboys this week: Valentine Holmes returns at fullback while Jason Taumalolo lines up on the edge.
The Titans are slowly starting to look like the team many tipped would make the Top 8 this year. They’ve jumped to 7th on the NRL ladder and have an opportunity to cement themselves as a finals side here. Toby Sexton and Ash Taylor did an excellent job of playing through the middle last week and they’ll look to do the same this week against a dodgy Cowboys centre-third.
The prospect of Taumalolo playing on the edge is exciting, but there will likely be some teething issues. Especially in defence. That bodes well for an improving Taylor and barnstorming David Fifita out wide.