NRL Tickets Snapped Up at C.ex International Stadium Coffs Coast Sport News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - May 28, 2021 Gold Titans hooker Tannah Boyd is planning tactics with David Fifita ahead of their clash with the Cronulla Sharks at C.ex Stadium Coffs Harbour. Photo: supplied by the Gold Coast Titans. OVER 7,500 tickets were snapped up for the sellout NRL clash between the Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans at Coffs Harbour’s C.ex International Stadium on Sunday 30 May. Both teams come into the clash following wins last week, the Cronulla Sharks won a 13-12 golden point thriller and are looking to build on that performance in front of a big crowd at Coffs Harbour as Sharks captain Wade Graham told News Of The Area. “From what we’ve heard, Coffs Harbour and the mid north coast have embraced the game, there will be a big crowd and we look forward to getting up there and trying to build on the win we had on Friday against the Dragons. “After our win we will head into the game with some renewed confidence and with the Titans travelling well this year I can see it being a tough and entertaining game,” said Graham. The Titans defeated the Bulldogs 30-20 last Saturday at Cbus Super Stadium and will welcome back the fire power of crowd favourite David Fifita who returns to Coffs Harbour following a two match suspension. The 21 year old is one of the most explosive forwards in the game and a key ingredient to the exciting brand of football played by the Titans. Gold Coast Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said, “It should be a great game against the Sharks and I’m sure it’ll be a big local crowd who will enjoy the exciting brand of football that the Titans play. “The Gold Coast Titans are excited to be able to play in front of fans in Coffs Harbour. “As the closest NRL team, we know that plenty of local fans make the trip north to Cbus Super Stadium throughout the season,” said Mitchell. Section Leader for Stadium and Major Events at Coffs Harbour City Council, Daniel Heather is delighted with the public response. “Ticket sales are over 7,500 which means all of the seats in the grandstand are sold out,” Daniel said. “The stadium is not quite at maximum capacity because general admission tickets sales are determined by the two square metre rule, which means the supporters in general admission will get a good view of the game. “It’s been a lot of work in the making and we are delighted to bring a competitive NRL match to the community, a game like this has a broad appeal not just to rugby league fans but the broader community. “Coffs Harbour’s reputation as a sports venue continues to grow and the feedback we’ve received from the athletes and sporting bodies has been very good, we hosted the Oztag State Cup a couple of weeks ago which brought in an estimated three to four million dollars into the local economy, so the benefits of staging major events is very good,” said Daniel. The match kicks off on Sunday 30 May at 2pm at C.ex International Stadium and is televised live on Fox Sports. By David WIGLEY Cronulla Sharks preparing for their clash in Coffs Harbour. Photo: supplied by the Cronulla Sharks. Cronulla Sharks halfback Shaun Johnson practicing his kicking game after last week’s match went to golden point.