Anthony Laffranchi
Anthony Laffranchi

Titans determined to avoid repeat

AFTER the long trip to Dairy Farmers Stadium to take on the Cowboys, and hours of training and readying myself for the physical contest, I was forced to withdraw last minute with a back injury.

I was fine all week and really up for it against their pack, but then in the final bullet session in Townsville I aggravated a nerve in my lower back.

I tightened up through my whole hamstring and it just wouldn’t loosen enough before kick off.

It was interesting though, because I got to watch the game from up in the coach’s box with big John Cartwright.

It was a unique experience and something I’ve only been privy to once or twice before.

You see and hear the game from his point of view – in this case a very unimpressed stance.

We played nowhere near our potential and gifted them points with turnovers and dropped balls.

We can’t give Melbourne such possession and territory this week, because they destroy you if you are off your game.

However they are only minor things we need to work on, and with everyone back on deck, including the Boof, we’ll be ready for them.

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COMING back from North Queensland we were about to board the plane when we noticed a distressed mother and daughter.

She was only a young girl, 11 or 12, and was going to see her grandparents, but the airline wouldn’t let her on the plane without a guardian.

Big Michael Henderson stepped up and took her under his wing for the flight.

I understand he even arranged some tickets for the family to watch us some time soon.



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