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"Today we weren't there physically, we got absolutely dominated. Titans vs Warriors, warriors vs titans

"Today we weren't there physically, we got absolutely dominated.

"We didn't deserve anything today."

The NRL's bottom side heading into Saturday afternoon's contest, the Titans belied their lowly ladder position with a stunning obliteration of a Warriors side that were nothing short of pathetic, leaving their top eight hopes in tatters.

"It's unbelievable. Physically, we were really poor. The boys know it. They're devastated," Webster said.

"The Titans are so fast and when you don't turn up they're capable of destroying you and they did that."

Alofiana Khan-Pereira scored four tries, Keano Kini two, with Beau Fermor, Chris Randall, Keenan Palasia and Sam Verrills all crossing as well.

Jayden Campbell set a Titans individual single-game point-scoring record for the Titans with a try and 11 successful kicks out of 11.

Te Maire Martin scored a consolation for the Warriors, who were well off the pace all afternoon.

Skipper Tohu Harris said the team had to perform better next week against the Broncos in Auckland.

"We are embarrassed of the performance we put out there tonight," Harris said.

"The thought of doing that at home just doesn't sit well."

However, ABC analyst Clinton Schifcofske said the team will find it hard to come back from that display.

"You don't recover from bad days like this," the former Queensland Origin winger said on ABC Radio.

Host Darcie McDonald is joined by Josh Mansour to bring you your daily dose of NRL conversation, tackling the big issues and the bigger moments throughout the week.

In Saturday's second match, the Roosters had Fetalaiga Pauga sent off late for a swinging arm to the head of Bulldogs' fullback Connor Tracey at a soggy Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.

The tricolours still had enough to get the job done though, running out winners 26-8 despite also seeing Sam Walker, who set up all four of the Roosters tries, sin binned as they ended the match with 11 men. 

In the final match of the night, the Rabbitohs ground out a dire 14-0 victory over Manly Warringah in awful conditions at the Olympic Stadium.

The win is Souths' fourth in a row and was the first time since 1949 they have kept the Sea Eagles scoreless.

Look back on how all the action unfolded in our live blog.

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He had options to the left of him, an option to the right and in the end, he messed it up as a backtracking Alex Johnston did just enough to force a poor pass.

By Simon Smale

Manly-Warringah are holding onto the ball first, attacking from right to left as we see things on our screens.

By Simon Smale

 Meanwhile, as you might expect, Des Hasler was pretty pleased with his team's efforts.

He was particularly impressed with his halves partners Jayden Campbell and Kieran Foran.

"He showed today just how dangerous he can be," Hasler said of Campbell.

"JC is instinctive. He creates points and line breaks around him."

As for Foran, Haser admitted to something approaching alchemy with his 33-year-old skipper.

"You rub a fossil long and hard enough you get a diamond don't you," Hasler said, showing an alarming lack of knowledge earth processes.

Nonetheless, Foran was brilliant for the Titans.

By Simon Smale

Let's look back at what some of the coaches have said from today's matches, shall we?

Warriors coach Andrew Webster said his players were "devastated" by their heavy defeat to the Titans earlier on.

"We got what we deserved. Today is very embarrassing, but we can definitely come back," Webster said.

"It's unbelievable. Physically, we were really poor. The boys know it. They're devastated.

"The Titans are so fast and when you don't turn up they're capable of destroying you and they did that."

By Simon Smale

The conditions are not helping, let's make that clear, but this is going to be a game for the purists.

Souths have been good, they've completed 21 of 23 sets so far in the match.

But there's very little to write home aside from the two tries to Richard Kennar and Jye Gray.

Souths will be pleased with their defence though - keeping Manly scoreless through 40m minutes of tough football.

By Simon Smale

Right at the death of the half, Johnston raced towards the corner looking for his 193rd NRL try.

But as he dived for the corner from a mile out and hoped for the slippery surface to slide him across the line, the plugged and lost the ball.

Not a great end to the half, but oddly appropriate on a night where errors are ruling great play at the moment.

By Simon Smale

Not great news for Souths, but it looks like Cody Walker is struggling with a pec injury? or a shoulder? He's out in the back of play and with the trainer.

He got hit by Tommy Talau and has pulled up very sore.

By Simon Smale

Nice little moment there, and a nice little move for the youngster.

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