Downcast Gold Coast captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui feels he let his group down after being sin-binned at a vital interval within the NRL derby defeat to Brisbane.
The Titans’ skipper was given his marching orders for repeated infringements within the 62nd minute of the conflict at Robina’s sold-out CBUS Tremendous Stadium on Saturday.
In his absence, the Broncos ran in two tries and kicked a penalty aim to stretch their lead from eight factors to 22 earlier than happening to assert a 43-26 victory.
“It is simply irritating,” Fa’asuamaleaui mentioned.
“I let the group down, you recognize? Essential second like that the place we have been on the backfoot after which I kind of let the group down by getting despatched to the bin.
“That made it exhausting on the boys with 12 males – and that is when the floodgates opened.
“I’ve simply acquired to be higher as a pacesetter, as a captain and never get despatched off from one thing silly.”
Saturday’s match marked the return of veteran Kieran Foran to the Titans’ halves and, with Jayden Campbell performing nicely at fullback, Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook admits he’ll face a range dilemma when AJ Brimson returns from a hamstring harm.
Brimson is predicted to be match for subsequent week’s conflict with the Dolphins at Suncorp Stadium, which means one among Campbell, Foran or halfback Tanah Boyd would want to make means for the previous Queensland State of Origin consultant.
“I am not too positive. Hopefully, AJ can be again subsequent week after which I will kind of fear about it then,” Holbrook mentioned.
“It is a good headache to have, we’d like good gamers.
“We most likely missed AJ tonight in several components of the sport.
“We’ll match all of them in. We simply want them again. We have nonetheless acquired some troops lacking, so we have to get them again.”
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