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Warriors belt Titans in NRL, Foran injured

NZN 10/06/2017 Mitchell van Homrigh

The Warriors have belted the Titans 34-12 on the Gold Coast for their their seventh consecutive win at Cbus Super Stadium - their home-away-from-home in the NRL.

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 and their coach Neil Henry.

"We didn't really give ourselves a chance," Henry said.

"We didn't defend our errors or penalties, which is disappointing. If you make an error, you want your team (to be) able to defend that."

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.

To mark his achievement, veteran second-rower Hoffman was handed the ball and kicked the Warriors' final conversion. He was then mobbed by excited teammates.

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney said there was added incentive for a win due to their captain's milestone.

"He's been the ultimate professional his whole career and we saw that tonight - he's given that to the players tonight," Kearney said.

"They all wanted to turn up and do their job well and put a good performance on the board."

The Warriors' gung-ho brand of football was on full display for their second try, with a trademark offload to Johnson who lobbed the ball across to Blake Ayshford for a try.

Halves Kieran Foran and Johnson attacked the Titans' right edge regularly, sending traffic towards Ash Taylor and Morgan Boyle.

They struggled in defence without captain Ryan James who couldn't get the correct rotation to return to the field and only played 58 minutes of the match.

Jarryd Hayne scored a superb solo try to give the Titans some life at the start of the second half but, as rain fell in Robina, the Titans slipped further away.

The Warriors scored their fifth try in the 67th minute through Ayshford again.

Both sides suffered injuries late in the game, the Warriors' Foran limped off in the 64th minute with a quad strain - he's expected to be fit in two weeks, as the New Zealand team enjoy a bye next round.

The Titans' Kane Elgey injured his sternum and left the field five minutes later - and Warrior Konrad Hurrell went off in the 75th minute with an injured ankle.

Gold Coast finished the match with only 12 players on the field, due to their late injury toll.

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