NRL: Gold Coast Titans aim to end New Zealand Warriors hoodoo

Titans coach Garth Brennan is determined to snap Gold Coasts' losing streak against the Warriors when the two teams face off in Auckland.

The Warriors have won 13 of their last 14 matches against the Titans dating back to 2011- the lone win over New Zealand occurred on April 25, 2015 when Gold Coast won 32-28.

Last week, the Warriors claimed their first ever win in Western Australia when they beat the Rabbitohs 32-20. It was also their first win over South Sydney since 2013.

Knowing the Warriors ended a losing streak of their own, Brennan thinks his troops can end the Titans losing hoodoo one at Mt Smart Stadium.

"The Warriors went over (to Perth last week) and hadn't won over there and came away with a great win," Brennan said.

"Everyone is talking about how we've only beaten the Warriors once in the last 14 appearances. Well, maybe it's our turn to get rid of a monkey off our back."   

Brennan was impressed with the describing it as the "best 80-minute performance" by the Warriors In their 23-year history.

NRL: Gold Coast Titans aim to end New Zealand Warriors hoodoo
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"The Warriors were clinical last week. I thought they were really well led in the pack by Tohu Harris, Adam Blair and some of the guys they've had there for some time.

"They have always been big and physical, but they have some steely edge in their pack with those two guys coming into the squad."

The Titans have been dealt a massive blow for the clash, with halfback Ashley Taylor ruled out with a hamstring injury, less than a week after setting up four tries in their season-opening win over Canberra.


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