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Scott Prince in doubt for Rabbitohs game

By Jim Morton 20/06/2008 05:05:52 PM Comments (0)

Gold Coast has played down fears playmaker Scott Prince will miss Monday night's NRL clash with South Sydney after coming off second best in a schoolboy training mishap.

Sports bookmaking agencies have suspended betting on the ANZ Stadium clash after Prince sustained knee and ankle injuries in the Titans' opposed training session on Friday morning.

The Queensland Origin halfback left the Runaway Bay training paddock late in the session after a collision against the Palm Beach Currumbin High School team.

Prince was absent for just the final sets of six and the Titans remain confident he'll play Souths but news of the incident spread quickly and sparked a betting frenzy.

Coast coach John Cartwright said Prince would undergo treatment but fully expected the in-form No.7 to prove his fitness by training in Sydney on Sunday.

"At this stage he'll be playing," Cartwright told AAP.

"He didn't finish the training session but the initial prognosis is he'll be fine.

"He got a bump on his knee and rolled down his ankle but it's nothing major.

"I'm pretty sure he'll play."

PBC High has a rugby league academy and is renowned as one of Queensland's best league nurseries.

The front-running Titans are desperate to turn around their poor away record, winning just one of their four games on the road this season.

Souths had firmed in betting shortly after Prince's knock but the last-placed Rabbitohs have won only one of the last six games at their new home ground.

If Prince fails to play his first game since Queensland's 30-0 Origin II victory, Brad Davis looms as a likely replacement after the Tweed halfback starred in his debut for an 18-0 win against Melbourne.

Mat Rogers will play his 150th NRL game at five-eighth for the Titans and didn't rule out the prospect of getting to 200.

Rogers' three-year contract expires at the end of 2009 and the 32-year-old dual international on Friday said he would like to continue playing if he retained his pace.

"At the moment, I can't see the end of the road," he said.

"I've still got a couple of years left in the old legs but if I can't run fast, I'll give it away.

"If I can't run fast, I'm no good to anyone."

Rogers, who played 45 rugby union Tests for the Wallabies between 2002 and 2006, made his first-grade league debut for Cronulla as a 19-year-old in 1995.

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