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Friend says Titans should savour NRL win

By Wayne Heming 28/04/2010 07:06:17 PM Comments (0)

Gold Coast hooker Nathan Friend says the Titans need to savour a special win over Manly, but quickly focus on another dangerous NRL rival in Penrith on Saturday night.

Friend's miracle pass to Preston Campbell paved the way for the Titans' first win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Monday night, a win coach John Cartwright felt deserved to be enjoyed by his players.

A few weeks after knocking over one-time NRL title favourites Melbourne, the Titans savoured one of their most rewarding wins coming from 10 points down in the last 10 minutes to upset the Sea Eagles.

"The coach alluded to it, those kinds of wins, you can't just brush them aside as another two competition points," said the high-energy hooker.

"It was our first victory down there and we were very happy with that.

"But we know we've got a tough task at Skilled (Park) on Saturday night against a team that is in form."

Meanwhile halfback Scott Prince's chances of an early comeback from thumb surgery faded on Wednesday after he failed to train.

Prince, who had a pin removed from his broken thumb on Tuesday, will have to train with the side on Friday morning to have any hope of playing.

The Titans had a light session at Robina on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning but Prince, the subject of speculation of an early comeback against the Panthers, did not run with the side.

He's still a chance to play, given the pin in his thumb was removed on Tuesday and there appeared to be no complications.

Prince suffered the hand injury against Canberra when he was at the centre of salary cap allegations involving a free house, which has since been dismissed following a NRL investigation.

He was expected to be sidelined for six weeks, with a return pencilled in for the round nine clash with Newcastle.

Given they've rolled both Melbourne and Manly in two of their four games without Prince, the Titans are not desperate to rush him back if the risk of re-injuring his thumb is too great.

However Preston Campbell, who has done an outstanding job filling in at No.7, said this week he couldn't wait for his skipper to get back on the park.

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Scott Prince's chances of an early comeback from thumb surgery faded on Wednesday when he failed to train with the Gold Coast Titans ahead of their NRL showdown with an equally in-form Penrith at Skilled Park on Saturday.

Prince, who had a pin removed from his broken thumb on Tuesday, will have to train with the side on Friday morning to have any hope of playing.

The Titans had a solid session at Robina on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning but Prince, the subject of speculation of an early comeback against the Panthers, did not run with the side.

He is still a chance to play given the pin was removed on Tuesday and there appeared to be no complications.

Prince suffered the hand injury against Canberra when he was the centre of salary cap allegations involving a free house, which has since been dismissed following an NRL investigation.

He was expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a return pencilled in for the round nine clash with Newcastle.

Given they have beaten both Melbourne and Manly in two of their four games without Prince they are not desperate to rush him back if the risk of re-injuring the thumb is too great.

Preston Campbell, who has done an outstanding job filling in at No.7, said this week he couldn't wait for his skipper to get back on the park.

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