BUDDIES IN BATTLE FOR SPOT AT SIX
TITANS coach Neil Henry says Kane Elgey is no guarantee of walking back into the starting side, with the battle for the No. 6 jersey to come down to form.
Henry yesterday named Elgey in his 21man squad, as the young playmaker races the clock to prove his fitness from a sternum injury ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Panthers.
But even if he does pass the test, Henry says he is no certainty to come straight back into the 17, given the winning combination of Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor.
Henry hinted that Elgey could spend some time with Intrust Super Cup wooden- spoon favourites Tweed Heads, with Roberts proving hard to dethrone from the five- eighth position.
“Certainly going back to Tweed might be something ( Elgey) needs to do for some confidence,” Henry said. “They’re light on in halves at the moment with a number of injuries and he could certainly run the show down there but we’ll wait and see.
“He’s done some contact ( yesterday) and will do a bit ( today). He’s there in a 21man squad but with a view to play the week after anyway.”
The Gold Coast are now in the hunt to make the top eight, with Taylor and Roberts leading the side to a stunning 30- 10 win over Cronulla last week.