Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don.
Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don. DAVE HUNT

Teammate's return gives Anthony Don confidence for Sharks clash

WITH top-line stars Jarryd Hayne and Konrad Hurrell expected to return from injury, Gold Coast Titans winger Anthony Don is confident of his team's chances against reigning premiers the Cronulla Sharks tonight.

The high-flying winger is only two weeks back from his own injury setback, after dislocating his shoulder against Newcastle in round two, but returned to his scintillating best with a try and try assist that would not have been out of place in the A-League finals last week against the Broncos.

"I was just trying to kick it up the field a bit, but it landed on Chris's (Grevsmuhl) chest," he said.

"I knew someone would be there, but I didn't see him and it was lucky to land on his chest. It is not something you plan for."

Now it is the return of his partner-in-crime Hurrell on the right edge that has Don full of confidence for tonight's clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

"Koni has been one of our best since joining the club," Don said.

"I love playing on the flank next to him, he has just got such strong ball-carrying ability and got offloading ability.

"He is a real character on and off the field, and the two of us try to feed off each other when we are out there on the field."

Cronulla has kept its last two opponents, the Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers, tryless for the 80 minutes, but Don said the Titans already had their backs up against the wall.

"They are such a good team and they have proven their defence is up there with the best of the competition," he said.

"We just need to get down their end and need to build pressure on their line. Repeat sets will be the key for us."

News Corp Australia


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