Sport

Bailey to produce Titan effort

TIRELESS PERFORMER: Titans prop Luke Bailey is repaying the Gold Coast club’s faith.
TIRELESS PERFORMER: Titans prop Luke Bailey is repaying the Gold Coast club’s faith. AAP

WHEN the Gold Coast Titans were formed their second signing was prop Luke Bailey.

Eight years later, it is not hard to understand why coach John Cartwright and then CEO Michael Searle had the tireless former Dragons prop on their radar.

The 34-year-old Bailey will line up in an injury hit Titans line-up against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium tonight and you know for sure that he will be giving 100% for the duration of the match.

Bailey relishes the chance to play any game of football, but the south-east Queensland derby is one of his favourite games of the year.

Bailey and his fellow players will be up against it with Greg Bird (suspended) and the injured Albert Kelly, Kevin Gordon and Ashley Harrison missing from their line-up.

If they win it will be one of the club's greatest triumphs, but it is hard to go past the Broncos who will have Origin stars Justin Hodges, Corey Parker and Matt Gillett all on deck.

The Rabbitohs have hit top gear and the combination of the Burgess brothers, Greg Inglis and in-form halves Adam Reynolds and John Sutton should see them just against home against a Melbourne Storm side that continues to show plenty of grit without being at their best.

I expect the Eels to have too much strike power for the Dragons, with Chris Sandow and Jarryd Hayne in peak form.

The return of inspirational captain Robbie Farah will see the Tigers prevail over the Sharks.

The Cowboys are also starting to warm to their task with co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott both brilliant in last week's win over the Broncos. They will just scrape home against the Roosters.

The Raiders have been woeful of late and should be overpowered by a Panthers side that is starting to see the best of five-eighth Jamie Soward.

The Bulldogs travel to New Zealand to take on an improving Warriors outfit and this should be a very close affair.

But I expect the competition leaders to just scrape home on the back of the brilliant guidance they are receiving from halves Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson.

The Sea Eagles host the out-of-form Knights and should win in a canter in what is a battle of two traditional rivals with a long history of memorable tussles.

Joel's predictions

Broncos, Rabbitohs, Eels, Tigers, Cowboys, Panthers, Bulldogs, Sea Eagles.

Topics:  brisbane broncos footy tipping gold coast titans nrl



Teenager rushed to hospital with suspected brown snake bite

A woman has given birth to twins at a Nambour home overnight, with the babies arriving before paramedics could get there.

Victim will undergo testing to confirm snake species

WATCH: Baby python no match for big green tree frog

Amphibian and reptile showdown in Ipswich

LETTER: One Nation sends wrong message

Great Barrier Reef

A vote for Paulinle Hanson is a vote for a return to the dark ages

Local Partners

Gatton family claims game show success

A GATTON family walked away with more than $11,000 after an exciting three-night run on game show Family Feud.


10 things to do this Australia Day

Thirsty Merc will perform live at the Racehorse Hotel on Australia Day.

Competitions for the best mullet, cane toad races, zorbing and more.

Chopper's Republic of Ipswich

HELLO: Chopper will perform his new show Anzakistan at the Racehorse Hotel next month.

Popular character returns

See this teen dancing sensation right now

HARD WORK: Katie Bell from Haigslea will perform at QPAC from January 19-21.

IPSWICH ballerina Katie Bell is performing in Cinderella at QPAC

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

WATCH: Sneak peek at landmark legal drama 'Don't Tell'

Sara West

'Two thirds of the movie was filmed in Ipswich'

$6 million upgrade for busy intersection

AVID Property Group invested $6 million in connecting its residential estate to Ipswich and Springfield.

Project includes dedicated bus bay, traffic lights and added lanes

Design tenders called for blue chip Rosewood Library

NEXT STAGE: Design tenders have been called for the new Rosewood Library.

Massive $6.5 million investment bearing fruit

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

Ipswich house prices looking up in "seller's market”

Region's median house price climbed 1.4% to $325,000 and the median unit price fell 13.8% to $235,000 in the September quarter.

Median house price climbs 1.4% to $325,000 as unit price falls 13.8%

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!