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Toowoomba goes crazy for NRL game in city

BRENDAN ESPOSITO

THE Chronicle readers were probably shocked to hear the news that an NRL game would be played in the city, and rightly so.

Toowoomba has played host to trial NRL games in the past, but the historic announcement that the Gold Coast Titans will be playing a regular season game at Clive Berghofer Stadium has the community abuzz with excitement.

The Chronicle's Facebook post racked up nearly 500 likes and 200 comments last night and the story was one our biggest of the day.

One of the big questions our readers asked on the back of the announcement was; who will the Titans play?

"Hope they play the Storm would love to see that game," user Bec Behrendt commented.

"Why couldn't it have been the Broncos?!," Kristen Nuss asked.

There has been no indication from the NRL as to who their opponents will be but many are crossing their fingers for an all-Queensland tie against either the North Queensland Cowboys or Brisbane Broncos.

The Titans had an average attendance of 13,370 last year, and with Clive Berghofer Stadium able to fit 9000 plus any additional seating the venue sets up, the marquee game will draw close to an average Gold Coast fixture.

This got some users thinking about the prospect of bringing an NRL outfit to the Garden City.

"Why can't the darling downs get their own team based in tba it would get bigger crowds the GC does," Sean David Bowden said.

The NRL is yet to confirm when the game will take place. The organisation will likely wait until the 2018 fixture list is released before making a decision.

Topics:  gold coast titans news nrl rugby league sport toowoomba


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