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The Gold Coast Titans have been left fuming when centre Brian Kelly was given his marching orders 15 minutes into the competition.

The Titans have been trying sturdy in assault early, taking the lead by way of Anthony Don after a pleasant run from Dale Copley down the fitting edge. They have been nearly denied by an expert foul from James Tedesco, who took out AJ Brimson in pursuit of Copley’s properly positioned kick however because the Titans had scored Tedesco was allowed to remain on the sector.

But their momentum was short-lived after the Roosters got a late sin-bin name leaving Justin Holbrook’s males a person down.

Not lengthy after scoring the opening attempt, the Titans gave away a penalty off a scrum in their very own half after it was dominated Kelly tackled Roosters’ centre Joey Manu with out the ball.

The Roosters have been lining up their second shot at a penalty objective for the sport earlier than the bunker knowledgeable referee Henry Perenara that Manu was in a try-scoring place when Tedesco handed him the ball after a half-break.

Titans skipper Kevin Proctor blew up at Perenara over the late name, pointing to the double requirements afforded to the Roosters by way of Tedesco not being despatched for ten minutes within the earlier play.

“You can perceive Kevin Proctor’s frustration, nevertheless it was an expert foul,” mentioned Greg Alexander for Fox Sports.

“It’s disappointing for the Titans.”

“It was a really late name,” added Dan Ginane.

The Roosters made the benefit depend moments later when Mitch Aubusson crossed to present the tri-colours the lead.

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