Key quartet named for Warriors clash
Gold Coast have named key quartet Luke Bailey, William Zillman, Beau Champion and Matt White to return from injury for Saturday night's clash against the Warriors at Skilled Park.by NRL
Gold Coast have named key quartet Luke Bailey, William Zillman, Beau Champion and Matt White to return from injury for Saturday night's clash against the Warriors at Skilled Park.
Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright today named Bailey (ribs), Zillman (hamstring), Champion (ankle) and White (tonsillitis) in a near full-strength 17-man squad to tackle the Warriors.
Bailey has not played for a month since suffering a rib injury against the Cowboys in Round 13 while Zillman, Champion and White were all unavailable for the club's last start loss to the Dragons in Wollongong.
Cartwright said there were still some doubts over the availability of Bailey, Zillman and Champion, with a final call on their fitness to be made later in the week.
State of Origin duo Nate Myles and Greg Bird have also been named in the hope the pair will be fit to back-up after tomorrow night's Origin decider.
"We're coming off a bye so it's given us the chance to hopefully get a few back from injury,'' said Cartwright.
"We've got another session tomorrow (Wednesday) and then I suppose the main one will be Friday when we see how the Origin boys have pulled up.''
Cartwright said Bailey was still a 50-50 chance to make his return from a serious rib injury.
"He's got a few more hurdles to jump,'' said Cartwright.
"It was a pretty serious injury. He did a bit of contact today and it didn't feel too bad so we'll give him up until Thursday because we've got to wait on the Origin guys anyway.
"It's just the pain threshold, whether he can get through that pain and whether another week is going to make it any better or not.''
Titans vs Warriors
7.35pm - Skilled Park
Saturday, July 7
1 William Zillman
2 Kevin Gordon
3 Jamal Idris
4 Beau Champion
5 David Mead
6 Aidan Sezer
7 Scott Prince [c]
8 Luke Bailey
9 Matt Srama
10 Luke Douglas
11 Greg Bird
12 Mark Minichiello
13 Nate Myles
14 Matt White
15 Brenton Lawrence
16 Ben Ridge
17 Luke O'Dwyer
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